Monthly Archives: January 2014

Provider Bulletin 14-06 Vaccines for Children (VFC)

Please Share This Information with Administrative, Clinical and Billing Staff The  Affordable  Care  Act  (ACA)  requires  that  states  create  a  Separate  Children’s  Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for children that are ineligible due to new eligibility methodologies. Children who lose Medicaid or CHIP eligibility (with or without health insurance) due to the elimination of disregards as a result of the conversion to Modified Adjusted

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Strengthening Immigrants’ Health Access: Current Opportunities Webinar Feb. 6

Dr.  Leighton Ku, author of the policy brief  “Strengthening Immigrants’ Health Access: Current Opportunities,” will outline both  the opportunities and  obligations that federal health reform law will bring to lawfully present immigrants, who have obtained green cards or visas allowing them to work, study  and live in the United States.  Dr. Ku is Professor, Dept. of Health Policy and Director, Center for Health Policy Research in the

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New Health Disparities Newsletter

Health Disparities Pulse is the new quarterly newsletter on minority health and health disparities from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. In this issue: funding opportunities, exploring the environment in health disparities, web-based software for limited English proficiency patients and more. Download the inaugural issue.

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Are You Ready for 340B Recertification?

Do you participate in the 340b program?  Did you know the Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) requires all 340b-covered entities to recertify their information each year in order to continue participating in the 340b program?  Health Centers will begin the recertification process in February 10th and it is absolutely critical that contact information be updated by March 14th in order to get the latest information to ensure continued participation

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Consumer Webinar – “How to Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace” Feb. 4 at 2pm

Find out How to Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace February 4 at 2pm CST (1pm MST).   Please submit your questions for this free webinar in advance to ACA101@hhs.gov.

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2.2 Million selected health insurance plans by Dec. 28

News release from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Nearly 2.2 million people had selected health insurance plans from state and federal ACA-mandated marketplaces by December 28.

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OMB Releases Final Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Grants

On Thursday December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") released Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Grants (the "Supercircular;" also known as the "Omnicircular"). The Supercircular sets standard requirements for financial management of Federal awards across the entire Federal government. The Supercircular supersedes and streamlines requirements from eight OMB Circulars A-21,

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2014 Community Innovation Grant

We have a new name! Formerly known as the Community Action Grant. Application details and application form are available to download at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/2014-Midwest-Affiliate-Community-Innovation-Grants_UCM_458550_Article.jsp Application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 5pm CST Applications should be electronically submitted to communitygrants@heart.org

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February is National Heart Month – Wear Red Day is Feb. 7

The American Heart Association is asking our partners across the nation to help us raise awareness of cardiovascular disease in the community.  We invite you to join us in our efforts, plan a heart-health awareness activity in February – or at any other time during the year.  National Wear Red Day is the first Friday, February 7, 2014, but any day can be Wear Red Day.  For additional information and to request materials, please contact  Tru-Kechia.Smith@heart.org

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HHS and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition Toolkit

HHS and the NCCC have created a toolkit to help your organization raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. Learn more.

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