Monthly Archives: May 2014

Essential Strategies to Effectively Address Diabetes Prevention with Vulnerable Populations Webinar on June 5

Thursday, June 5th 10:00am PT (Noon CT, 1:00pm ET) Diabetes continues to be one of the most common and challenging health condition confronting migrants and other underserved populations. It is clear that a healthy lifestyle is critical to mitigating the impact of diabetes on individuals and the population, however effective and appropriate interventions can be difficult to design. Fairhaven Community Health Center in Connecticut and Hudson River

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National Health Center Week webinar recording and slides available

National Health Center Week, Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities, is August 10th-16th and will be here before we know it! In case you missed the kick-off webinar on May 22nd, you can now watch the recording and access the slides on the NHCW website. As you confirm your plans for August, don’t forget to submit your event to our interactive map to let everyone know the “who, what, where, and when” for

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Scope Alignment Updates Webinar on Tuesday, June 10 at 1pm CT (12noon MT)

Scope Alignment Updates Webinar – Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, ET: BPHC is conducting this webinar to review the updates to Scope of Project Forms 5A and 5B announced in PAL 2014-06 and to provide further details on the upcoming scope alignment validation (SAV) opportunity for health centers. View more information on the webinar here: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/requirements/scope/scopealignment.html .

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Clarification: Medicaid Account Transfer Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

CMS has clarified information about the SEP for consumers who submitted their application prior to March 31 and received Medicaid denials after March 31. The special enrollment period is available both for consumers who applied directly with their state Medicaid agency and for consumers who applied at the Federally-facilitated Marketplace, were transferred to Medicaid and subsequently denied Medicaid eligibility. To reiterate, consumers must have

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NACHC Webinar Series: It’s Neither “Super” Nor a “Circular” so Why is Everyone Calling it the Supercircular? on May 22

It’s Neither “Super” Nor a “Circular” so Why is Everyone Calling it the Supercircular (or maybe the “Omnicircular”)? Thursday, May 22, 2014 Registration cutoff: May 19 Click here for more information and to register.

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Free Clinical Consultations for HIV Testing, Care and Treatment

The Clinician Consultation Center (CCC), previously the National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center, provides free, online consultation for health care providers to access expert advisory opinion and education on HIV and blood borne pathogens. Phone consultations are available at 1-800-933-3413. View more information on CCC services.

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New Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS): National Provider Call, Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS): National Provider Call, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm, CT (10:30am – 12noon MT) Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) will transition to a PPS beginning on October 1, 2014. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting the Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Connects™ National Provider Call to provide an overview of the new Medicare PPS for FQHCs, including the

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FTCA Redeeming Applications are due May 23, 2014

This is a reminder that all Redeeming FTCA applications are due on May 23, 2014 and must be submitted electronically through the FTCA deeming module within the HRSA Electronic Handbook (EHB). We strongly recommend that all health centers begin the process of completing their applications as soon as possible. Failure to submit an application can result in a gap in coverage and/or loss of coverage. In response to requests for additional resources to

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to hold public listening session on June 11

42 CFR PART 2 listening session, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, EDT, June 11th The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today that they will hold a public listening session from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Rockville, Maryland, to solicit information concerning the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulations, 42 CFR Part 2. The scheduled listening session provides an opportunity

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FTCA Deeming Application Office Hours and How to Prepare for an FTCA Site Visit Webcast

May 22, 2014, 1:00pm – 2:15pm, CT (12noon – 1:15pm MT) View the May 22 webcast the day of the session.

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