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RHC Technical Assistance Series


Funded by HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) and produced in conjunction with the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC), the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series provides targeted technical assistance (TA) to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) nationwide. The goal of the series is to connect RHC staff with timely and useful information on operational and policy issues specific to RHCs. TA is provided through a combination of educational conference calls and the use of a listserv, both of which are free.  There are approximately five educational conference calls held each year on RHC-specific issues such as billing, compliance, etc. The calls are one hour, with 45 minutes of speaker presentations followed by 15 minutes of question and answer. Participants can ask questions during this 15-minute "open line" or submit questions prior to the call via email.

You can find additional information on the series and view archived presentation materials here


Medicare RHC Cost Reporting in 2020

Navigating RHC Covid Reporting Requirements
Tuesday October 6, 2020

Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2021

Rural Health Sites of Interest


Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Grant Opportunities 


The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) offers grants to organizations to improve and expand health care services for underserved people. 


Medicare Billing Information for Rural Providers and Suppliers Booklet


This booklet is designed to provide education on Medicare rural billing and includes specific information for Critical Access Hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Home Health Agencies, Rural Health Clinics, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Swing Beds.


Missouri Health Connection


Missouri Health Connection serves as Missouri’s statewide health information exchange network. It works to ensure patients, providers, physicians, hospitals and other health care organizations have access to the medical record information they need to improve patient care and public health.

National Association of Rural Health Clinics


The National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to improving the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care in rural underserved areas through the Rural Health Clinics (RHC) program.

Report on RHCs vs. FQHCs


This report contains a comparison of the Rural Health Clinic and Federally Qualified Health Center programs. The report was produced by the Health Resource & Services Administration.


Rural Health How-To Manual


The Rural Health How-To Manual was produced by the Office of Rural Health Policy due to the hundreds of information requests they received about the RHC program. This publication was funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration with the National Association of Rural Health Clinics.


Rural Health Information Hub


The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. RHIhub provides news and resources on a wide range of topics relating to rural health. 

Rural Health Research Gateway


This site compiles information on research conducted by the Rural Health Research Centers, funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. You can view research projects and findings as well as webinars.  


Government Sites


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


The goal of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries.

US Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration


The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.


Office of Rural Health Policy


The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) promotes better health care service in rural America. The ORHP webpage provides information on resources and funding opportunities related to rural health. 

Internet-Based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS)


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented an online system whereby Medicare-eligible provider and supplier organizations can submit enrollment applications and view or update enrollment information. 

Missouri Office of Primary Care & Rural Health 


The mission of the Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health is to help communities provide all their residents with access to necessary health care services.

Missouri State Government


The Missouri State Government website is the official website for the state of Missouri and contains important information relating to Missouri government.



Related Documents & Reports


Medicaid Basics

This Policy Basics report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities provides an overview of the Medicaid program, including eligibility, enrollment, and services. 

Rural Behavioral Health Programs & Promising Practices

This report by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy describes and evaluates innovative practices to improve behavioral health care in rural areas.

Related ListServs


For additional information on topics of interest to RHCs, click on the links below to subscribe to email updates.


CMS Updates

NARHC ListServ

WPS Medicare

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