Monthly Archives: March 2016

Keshia Bradford Wins Emerging Leader Award in Washington, DC

Keshia Bradford, MPA, Director of Outreach and Enrollment & Strategic Initiatives for the Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) was awarded George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader Award in Washington, DC. The award was given during the National Association of Community Health Center’s Policy & Issues Forum held in Washington, DC from March 16-19, 2016.  The Emerging Leader Award is designed to highlight and

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3 FTCA webcasts to prep for CY 2017 FTCA Deeming Requirements PAL on March 31, April 6, and April 7

Technical Assistance  (TA) Webcasts for Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Requirements for the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Medical Malpractice Coverage Program  for Health Centers – In anticipation of the release of the CY 2017 FTCA Deeming Requirements Program Assistance Letter (PAL),  BPHC has scheduled three webcasts: General Information and Risk Management,  Thursday, March 31, 2016, 2:00 p.m. –  3:30 p.m. ET General Information and Credentialing

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Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) webinar, Intro to MSSP ACO Academy on Tues., Apr. 5 at 2pm CDT (1pm MDT)

This summer, NACHC and Starling Advisors are partnering to offer a training designed to inform and assist Health Centers with evaluating and participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  This MSSP ACO Academy is intended to build off of NACHC’s previous Accountable Care Academy trainings.   Interested in learning more? NACHC is offering a FREE introductory webinar on April 5. Details are below. Webinar:  Introduction to MSSP

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Refresher on Hardship Exemptions

Assisters can help consumers understand if they qualify for a hardship exemption and help them fill out the application and submit documentation. Click here for a list of hardship exemptions and more information about how to apply for them. Only one exemption is needed for any given time period. Consumers may select multiple hardship exemptions on one application, but must send in documentation for each type requested. The duration of the hardship

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From Coverage to Care (C2C) Initiative

The CMS Office of Minority Health is launching the From Coverage to Care (C2C) initiative in April. This effort is designed to help consumers learn how to navigate their health care, understand their benefits, select a primary health provider, and begin to regularly seek preventive and chronic care management services. Assisters are encouraged to participate in the initiative, which will last three months. C2C has made the following resources available

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Marketplace Form 1095-A Corrections

At this time, the Marketplace estimates that Form 1095-A correction requests may take more than 30 days to complete. Consumers who request a correction now may not get a determination regarding their correction requests in time to meet the April 18th IRS deadline to file 2015 federal income taxes. Consumers waiting on a Form 1095-A correction from the Marketplace should contact a tax preparer or go to www.irs.gov to find out what to do next, which

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Nebraska Primary Care Collaborative: Team Care Coordination meeting in Grand Island on May 4, 2016

Registration is NOW OPEN! http://bit.ly/NEcollaborative  What:Nebraska Primary Care Collaborative: Team Care Coordination  When:Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where:Heartland Event Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68801  For:Nebraska Primary Care Clinical Teams including Physicians, Mid-level Providers, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, MAs, Care Coordinators, Front office staff, office managers, Community Health Workers and other

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CMS announces Open Enrollment future dates

Open Enrollment Dates: Open enrollment for 2017 coverage: November 1, 2016 — January 31, 2017 Open enrollment for 2018 coverage: November 1, 2017 — January 31, 2018 Open enrollment for 2019 coverage: November 1, 2018 — December 15, 2018

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DHHS announces change in contract recommendations for Heritage Health

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care today announced a change in its recommendation for one of the three managed care organizations previously announced to administer the upcoming Heritage Health program. A limited re-evaluation completed for one component of the Request for Proposal responses has resulted in WellCare of Nebraska joining Nebraska Total Care (Centene) and United HealthCare

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STAR2 Center News: 2016 Recruitment and Retention Data Profile Launch

STAR² Center staff are excited to announce the release of of the updated health center recruitment and retention Data Profiles on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The Data Profiles reflect the most up to date health center data and compare an individual health center's data with national benchmarks in recruitment and retention. Profiles will be sent to health center CEOs and are meant to inform self assessment by health center workforce teams. Help inform

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