"Providing advocacy, education, networking & resources to Illinois' rural health community."

Welcome to the
Illinois Rural Health Association

First organized in 1989, the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) is a collaborative association comprised of hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, public health departments, individual clinicians, educational institutions, students and elected officials, whose mission is to strengthen health systems for rural residents and communities through advocacy, education, networking and leadership.

IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn can be reached at 217-280-0206 or staff@ilruralhealth.org.


Illinois Rural Health Happenings

IRHA Fall Newsletter Ads Due Nov. 1st Click here for more info.

   IRHA 2023 Dental & Behavioral Health Scholarship
applications due Nov. 18th Click here for details.
IRHA Rural Health Clinic Fall Webinar Series

*Free to IRHA Current Members & Staff of Organizational Members

**Non-Members $55 and includes 12 month membership

        Friday, Oct 7th at Noon - "Rural Health Clinic Preventative Services Billing"

Presented by Charles James, North American Healthcare Management Services Inc.

Correct claim reporting and payment for RHC Preventive Services continues to be a widely misunderstood topic, webinar will cover:
an Overview of Medicare Preventive Payments for RHCs

  • Discuss when separate All-Inclusive Rates are paid when conducted on the same day
  • Discuss the difference between Stand-Alone Visits and Same Day payments
  • Review how Modifier-25 is different in an RHC than in a Fee-for-Service clinic

Thursday, Oct. 20th at Noon -"How to Structure Your RHC, Start to Finish"

Presented by Kate Hill, The Compliance Team,
& Charles James, North American Healthcare Management Services Inc.

  • Learn how to begin the RHC process
  • Discuss the Federal regulations required for staying in compliance as an RHC
  • Learn how to move forward once you get your CCN, what’s next, Doing it right!
  • Discuss NPIs and Enrollment

Thursday, Nov 30th at Noon - "
Compliance for RHCs" 


Presented by Kate Hill, the Compliance Team

  • Review the RHC regulations
  • Learn a good method for self-survey
  • Understand how to avoid the most common deficiencies found in RHC surveys
Thursday , December 8th at Noon
"How RHCs can Prepare for the End of the Public Health Emergency Status"


Presented by Charles James, North American Healthcare Management Services Inc.

As the Public Health Emergency winds down, the webinar will cover:
  • What will happen to waivers granted during the Public Health Emergency?
  • What is the status of Telehealth reimbursement?  What can be expected AFTER the COVID PHE ends?
  • What billing changes given during the PHE will be extended?
  • What should be happening with Emergency Preparedness plans?



9211 Waterfall Glen Blvd. | Darien, Illinois 60561 
Phone: 217-280-0206
Fax: 630-357-3059

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