ConcussionConcussion ManagementDrivingEbolaEmergency Medical ServicesEpidemiologyEvery Woman MattersHANHealth NavigationHealthcare Associated InfectionsHeart Disease and Stroke Prevention ProgramImmunizationInjury PreventionJoint Data CenterMaternal Child Adolescent HealthMCH Block GrantNebraska Colon Cancer Screening ProgramNebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention ProgramOccupational Safety and Health SurveillanceOral HealthPalliativeCareRural HealthCurrently selectedSearchSHIPSIDSTobacco Hurts BusinessWomens & Mens Health ProgramsWomens Health InitiativesWorkplace Wellness Toolkit Home Nebraska Loan Repayment Programs Eligible Disciplines and Shortage Areas FLEX & SHIP Programs State 30 J1 Visa Waiver Program Facilities Designated for Underserved Populations Recruitment & Retention Assistance Articles & Newsletters Useful Links Upcoming Events Rural Health Advisory Commission PCMH Stakeholder Group FLEX and SHIP Programs Each year the Office focuses on issues in rural health that our stakeholders and communities have identified as important. Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX)The purpose of the FLEX grant is to provide support to the 64 Critical Access Hospitals in Nebraska. This federal grant program has focused on improving the quality of health care services, initiating financial and operational improvement and strengthening the emergency medical services system (EMS). Some of the major programs funded under FLEX are the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project, TeamSTEPPS and Lean Management. Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)The federally-supported SHIP grant program provides about $9,000 to 66 small hospitals in Nebraska. This program supports Prospective Payment System (PPS) activities (e.g., staff training for the ICD-10 transition), activities that improve the quality of care (e.g., software to reconcile and reduce medication errors) and data collection activities (e.g., inpatient and out-patient Hospital Compare data). Health Workforce Shortage: The Office is working with many partners to collect best practices and ideas for the creation of strategic action plan to address present and future workforce shortages. The Office of Rural Health works with other stakeholders at a national level to address national, regional and state rural health issues. The Nebraska Rural Health Association's Annual Conference is co-sponsored by our Office. Documents List of Critical Access Hospital Network Affiliations Map List of Critical Access Hospitals and Contacts Map Acuity-Adjusted Staffing Article What Every Nurse Should Know about Cutting Costs Budget Reports PowerPoint Budget Examples Critical Access Hospital Finance 101 Application and understanding Budget Reports. Basic Nurse Finance Course. Brock Slabach Presentation/Session Session One: Financing Rural Hospital Operations Session Two: Federal Update Session Three: Rural Innovation Session Four: The Evolving Rural Hospital Tad Hunt Presentation Spinach in Your Teeth Presentation Data Sanity Part 1 Data Sanity Part 2 Telehealth Resources Telehealth: The Big Picture Telehealth Policy Barriers Telehealth Reimbursement Telehealth Technologies and Preparing to Select a Vendor Funding for Telehealth: Administration, Clinical, Technology & Broadband Services Contact: Nancy Jo Hansen OR Margaret Brockman Rural Health Home Nebraska Office of Rural Health301 Centennial Mall SouthP.O. Box 95026Lincoln, NE 68509-5026 402-471-2337 | Contact our Staff Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.