Monthly Archives: March 2014

Public Health and Primary Care Integration Resources

View the following resources to learn the benefits of integrating public health and primary care: The Practical Playbook, a web-based, interactive tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the de Beaumont Foundation, and Duke Community and Family Medicine, guides users through the stages of integrated population health improvement. This is a part of an initiative seeking to facilitate greater collaboration between public

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FTCA Application Technical Assistance (TA) and Deeming Process Webinar Series on April 2, 9, and 10, 2014

BPHC’s Office of Quality and Data will host three TA webinars for health centers who will be submitting Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) redeeming or initial deeming applications. Each webcast will focus on a different application section.  All webcasts will be recorded and posted on the FTCA website, but health centers are strongly encouraged to attend the live sessions. First Webinar: Application Logistics & Credentialing April 2nd 1:00 pm

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New Materials Available to Support “Access is the Answer” Efforts Across the Country

NACHC has recently release several new resources that Health Centers and Primary Care Associations can use to make the case for Health Center funding through the “Access is the Answer” campaign. “Access is the Answer:  Community Health Centers, Primary Care, and the Future of American Health Care” highlights how America’s access deficit cannot be solved by insurance alone because 62 million people –  a majority of whom are insured

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Free Webinar on March 26

Interactive Session: Developing Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening at Health Centers Wednesday, March 26, 2014 11:30 – 12:30 CST; 10:30 – 11:30 MST To register for this webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/288947490 SPONSORED BY THE MICHIGAN PCA, ILLINOIS PCA, INDIANA PCA, MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH, AND THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Questions? Contact Katie Voss at kvoss@mpca.net or call 517.827.0883

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Free Webinar Series – Learn How to Increase Patient Access and Enhance Team Work on April 8

The Central Region Primary Care Association is co-hosting a series of PCMH webinars on enhanced access and care coordination that are available for the CHCs at no cost.  They have invited MWCN Members to participate.  See webinar descriptions with dates/times.  For more information, see attachment. To register for the webinars, go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/coleman-amp-associates-apcp-webinar-series-4507214181 Once you select the Webinars

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Free HIPAA/MU/Security Webinar Training Opportunity on Thursday, April 17

Overview:Health Centers are facing ever increasing regulations and the amount of publicity being generated over the protection of healthcare information, now, more than ever, it is imperative for every Federally Qualified Health Center to elevate the importance of privacy and security in their organization.  New regulations have increased the monetary penalties that can be assessed for violations of the HIPAA/HITECH Privacy and Security Rules along

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Nominations Sought for Behavioral Health Awards

Nominations are being sought for awards related to the support of consumers of behavioral health services or leadership in the field. “Great work deserves recognition,” said Carol Coussons de Reyes, administrator of the Office of Consumer Affairs at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  “If we celebrate great work, we can call attention to individuals’ efforts to improve people’s lives.” People’s Award: Nominate a

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Office of Pharmacy Affairs Update

Dear Colleagues, As I talk with different parts of the 340B community about our new efforts around program integrity, I’m often asked about our oversight of manufacturers. While the work has not received as much attention, manufacturer compliance is a critical component of our program integrity strategy. Manufacturers only have one statutory obligation: to provide covered outpatient drugs to participating covered entities at no greater than the

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Health Center O/E: What Happens After Open Enrollment? Call – Wednesday, April 2

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, CT. BPHC is hosting a call to discuss expectations for O/E grantees after the conclusion of open enrollment on March 31, 2014.  This call will also cover the requirements for Quarter 3 health center O/E reporting due in EHB on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Access the call the day of the session using the following dial-in information, 1-800-779-0641 passcode: 4657950.

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Answers About Health Plan Contracting Webinar – Monday, March 24

Answers About Health Plan Contracting Webinar Monday, March 24 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, CT.  The HHS Family Planning National Training Centers is hosting a webinar to provide strategies to overcome common barriers to network participation by safety net providers. It will also feature Marketplace experts from HHS available to answer questions. View more information and register for this webinar.

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