FORHP Special Announcement – Cancer in Rural Areas

July 7, 2017 Cancer Incidence and Deaths in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties In the latest edition of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Rural Health Series, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examined reported data in the United States to compare rates of incidence and death from cancer in rural and metropolitan areas.  The findings […]

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Screening can help find this cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. Help protect your Medicare patients by recommending screening if appropriate. For More Information: Colorectal Cancer Screening Medicare Preventive Services Educational Tool […]

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CMS Awards approximately $100 Million to Help Small Practices Succeed in the Quality Payment Program

On February 17, CMS awarded approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program for clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer. These local, experienced, community-based organizations will provide hands-on training to help thousands of small practices, especially those […]

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Participate in the First Annual Missouri Rural Survey

Dear Rural Partners, We need your input! I’m excited to announce that we, in joint effort with the Missouri Rural Development Partners, the University of Missouri Extension, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Office of Rural Development, are launching the first annual Missouri Rural Survey (link).  We want to hear from rural citizens, business owners and leaders about the […]

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MU Department of Psychiatry presents Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project

Pediatricians, family medicine physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners: The University of Missouri School of Medicine is hosting a presentation on the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project. Those interested can attend in person or via video technology and earn 1.5 CME. More information can accessed with their promotional flyer here: http://files.constantcontact.com/67024dbd001/3ab008af-26bb-477c-b165-22806184185f.pdf For provider and policy issues regarding MHD Clinical Services […]

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