Monthly Archives: October 2013

Health Insurance Marketplace: 10 Things to Tell Your Patients

1.  If you don’t already have health coverage, the Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find and buy health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. 2.  Open Enrollment starts October 1, 2013, and ends on March 31, 2014. Plans and prices will be available then. Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014. 3.  Not only can you view and compare health insurance options online, but with one simple application, you can have those

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How FQHCs Can Compete within the NSHC Jobs Center

Since November 1 is the deadline to apply to be an National Health Service Corps Site, many new and  updated applications will come in from applicants who compete with FQHCs for NHSC clinicians.  Health centers are auto-approved with NO expiration date.  Auto-approval means that some data from BPHC is transferred to the NSHC system.  Given that others will be updating their information, now is the time for every health center to assure they have

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Medicaid ICD-10 Implementation Project October 2013 Update

Nebraska Medicaid Clarifications and Additional Information 1.  Dual Processing: When “dual processing” is discussed, there seem to be several interpretations. Dual processing for Nebraska Medicaid means that both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes will be accepted on and after 10-1-2014, but only if submitted as follows: ·  ICD-9 will only be accepted for processing if the dates of service are before 10-1-2014. ·  ICD-10 will only be accepted for processing

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Assessing the Potential Impact of the ACA on Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide and State-by-State Analysis – Report

George Washington University School of Public Health offers this research analysis of the effect of the ACA in states choosing whether or not to expand Medicaid.  The report is available here:  Report from George Washington University School of Public Health Kaiser Health News comments on the revenue lost to CHCs in states not expanding Medicaid.  

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Success Stories on Getting Affordable Health Insurance

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius shares that more people are applying and getting covered every day, and she often hears how the Marketplace has helped them.  It’s one of the best parts of her job.  Here are some of their stories: Last week while on the road in Ohio, she met Keith Deaton, a Cincinnati realtor. Because of a preexisting condition, Keith has struggled to find health insurance that meets his family’s budget.  When Secretary

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Executive Nurse Fellowship

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows (ENF) program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care. The program will award up to 20 fellowships for the 2014 cohort. Each award will be up to $35,000 for each fellow over three years. The application deadline

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O&E Quarterly Progress Reports are due October 24, 2013

Keshia Bradford, Director of Outreach & Enrollment, reminds all health center Outreach & Enrollment staff that Quarterly Progress Reports are due on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Contact Keshia at kbradford@hcanebraska.org or 402-933-3519 if you have any questions.

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Outreach & Enrollment

Outreach & Enrollment.  Just two words but now so much more meaningful.  From just going out into the community, Outreach now means a tireless effort to help individuals who may qualify for affordable health insurance, possibly for the very first time.  From just getting enrolled to enter a sport or a school, Enrollment now means peace of mind for thousands of Nebraskans who will get new help with medical expenses at a price they can afford. 

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Managing Ambulatory Health Care I: A Program for Physicians in Community Health Care (MAHC I)

Description: Paging all health center physicians! Go beyond the basics of being a new medical director in a FQHC. Apply for MAHC I and learn skills that are essential in the community health center environment, including but not limited to: Financial management: learn to read income statements and balance sheets and improve your ability to participate in financial discussions The enhanced role of the medical director: learn essential strategies to

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New AHRQ Toolkit Helps Make Care Safer for Patients in Medical Offices

A toolkit to help doctors, nurses and medical office staff improve their processes for tracking, reporting and following up with patients after medical laboratory tests was released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The toolkit is part of the agency's effort to make care safer for patients in all settings. Approximately 40 percent of primary care office visits involve some

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