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National Cooperative of Health Networks Association, Inc.'s Newsletter
Informational Newsletter from the National Cooperative of Health Networks
September 6, 2016


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Quarterly Informational Call

Please save the date and plan to join us on Monday, September 12, 2016 @ 2:00 PM ET for the NCHN Quarterly Informational Call, “Over(time) and Out!  The DOL Makes its Move”   
We are pleased to announce that Michael P. Gardner, Associate with Woods Rogers, PLC will be with us to discuss the “new overtime rules from the Department of Labor.” Mr. Gardner has also agreed that we can open the call up to your members, so please feel free to share the invitation with your network members.
 Over(time) and Out!  The DOL Makes its Move  
Beginning December 1, 2016, new regulations significantly increase the salary threshold above which employers may exempt certain workers from overtime compensation when they work more than forty (40) hours in a workweek. Join us for a complimentary seminar on the new overtime rules. Companies have only 3 months to prepare for these significant changes to human resources and payroll operations.
Mr. Gardner is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment, Appellate and Litigation groups. He handles a wide variety of matters ranging from compliance with federal employment and labor laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Acts, to insurance coverage disputes, non-compete litigation and commercial torts. Michael is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.  You can read his complete bio a

Again, please plan to be with us on September 12.  You should have received a separate ReadyTalk invitation to connect to the webinar. If you have not, please let Tara know. And again, feel free to share the invitation with your members as you support them prepare for these new important rules. 

  Executive Roundtable 

NCHN sponsors the Executive Roundtable (ER) sessions as a venue for Rural Network Leaders to meet virtually, once a month, and share topics that are top of mind in this complex healthcare environment. This month's session is a continuation of our July & August conversations. We will take a deeper dive into possible solutions to the issues facing network leaders. We want to know:
  • What are the significant challenges in your rural network?
  • What solutions have been most significant in addressing these challenges?
  • When you consider the emphasis on sustainability in your network, what confounds you?
  • What creative solutions have you discovered to create on-going sustainability in your unique network?webinar
  • Who are your key network stakeholders?
  • What are the most significant contributions of your advisers and board members? 
These are just some of the situations we will consider in our Executive Roundtable sessions in August and September. You will need to bring your curiosity to the forum and a willingness to listen deeply to your colleagues and respond with practices from your network perspective.  We look forward to hearing you on: Tuesday, September 27th @ 2:00 PM ET; 1:00 PM CT; 12:00 PM MT; 11:00 AM PT.

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If you missed the first webinar of this series on September 1st you can still order and catch the remaining 11!  Members can save 50% off the regular price for this webinar training series. To place your order please complete this order form.  Questions?  Please contact Linda at

Membership Meetings
All Times are EST !

Leadership Summit Planning Committee
September 8th @ 4:00 PM

Quarterly Information 
September 12th @ 2:00 PM 

Conference Planning Committee

September 13th @ 11:00 AM

Leadership Summit Planning Committee
September 15th @ 4:00 PM

Board of Directors 
    September 20th @ 3:30 PM 

Conference Planning Committee
September 27th @ 11:00 AM

Executive Roundtable (ER) Call
September 27th @ 2:00 PM

Conference Planning Committee
October 11th @ 11:00 AM

Executive Committee Call
October 11th @  3:30 PM

NCHN Leadership Summit  November 10-11, 2016   Biloxi, MS
IP Casino, Resort & Spa

     NCHN Annual        Educational Conference  April 25-27, 2017   Bozeman, MT

National Health Information Technology Week
September 26-30

Funding Finder
Outstanding Healthcare Programs Honored for excellence in expanding access to healthcare for the underserved.
Caring for Colorado Foundation 
Grants Address Health Issues in Colorado

Educational Endeavors
 Intro to Data Visualization  
September 29, 2016

Members'  "Magazines"
Rural Wisconsin Health Collaborative

Santa Cruz County Adolescent Wellness Network

Greater Delta Alliance for Health

National Nuggets

National Rural Health Resource Center 
Strategies for Rural Hospitals Transitioning to Value-Based Purchasing and Population Health 
July 2016

Supplemental Report 
August 2016
 September 26-30, 2016
Please assist GrantStation with their State of Grantseeking report by completing this survey.
Under the ACA, Qualified Health Plans  are required to include essential community providers (ECPs) that serve predominantly low-income, medically-underserved individuals in their networks
ECP petition webpage
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