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Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: Safety-Net Hospitals Show Improvement, Modifications To Penalty Formula Still Needed [Web First]

Many observers are calling for modification of Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) to relieve an unfair burden on safety-net hospitals, which serve low-income populations and consequently have relatively high readmissio

21 September 2016 | 7:30 pm

Few Hospital Palliative Care Programs Meet National Staffing Recommendations [Hospital Care]

The predominant model for palliative care delivery, outside of hospice care, is the hospital-based consultative team. Although a majority of US hospitals offer palliative care services, there has been little research on the staffing of their progr

7 September 2016 | 7:00 pm

US Hospitals Are Still Using Chargemaster Markups To Maximize Revenues [Hospital Financing]

Many hospital executives and economists have suggested that since Medicare adopted a hospital prospective payment system in 1985, prices on the hospital chargemaster (an exhaustive list of the prices for all hospital procedures and supplies) have

7 September 2016 | 7:00 pm

Aging & Health [DataGraphic]

By 2050 an estimated 83.7 million Americans will be ages sixty-five and older, up from 40.3 million in 2010. The shock wave of aging Americans will have profound implications for older people, their families, health care providers, and t

7 September 2016 | 7:00 pm
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Healthy & Mighty: Empowering Women and Girls to Connect to Healthcare

June 29, 2016

By Keshia Bradford, HCAN Director of Outreach & Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives On June 14, 2016, I had the privilege of being a panel presenter at the White House Summit on the United State of Women in Washington DC. The White House Council on Women and Girls—together with the Department of State, the Department of […]


Keshia Bradford Wins Emerging Leader Award in Washington, DC

March 30, 2016

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, […]


Open Enrollment 3 Begins!

November 10, 2015

            Submitted by Angela Lindstrom, HCAN Integrated Marketing Director It is amazing that we find ourselves at the beginning of yet another Open Enrollment period. We wanted to take a moment and recognize all of the efforts our Nebraska Community Health Centers have done in assisting the uninsured in gaining access to affordable health insurance. Last […]


Open Enrollment 2.0 – Building Upon Success

December 16, 2014

By Angela Lindstrom, Social Marketing Director Marcus Chaffee, Director of Access Services Keshia Bradford, Director of Outreach & Enrollment   During the first Open Enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace, 42,975 Nebraskans were able to obtain affordable, quality health coverage. Our Nebraska Community Health    Centers played a huge role, by assisting over 12,000 people with […]


Guest Blog – “500 by the 15th” Campaign to Encourage Nebraskans to Get Health Coverage

December 8, 2014

By Guest Blogger Jeff Sheldon, Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed   Statewide health care organizations available to provide free assistance Today, community and health care organizations across Nebraska announced the kickoff of a new effort to ensure Nebraskans get vital health insurance in December. The “500 By The 15th” campaign seeks to help Nebraskans who need […]


The Health Center Association of Nebraska – Impacting Public Health by Fulfilling Its Mission

November 4, 2014

By Robbie Adams, Communications Manager, HCAN Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) serve over 22 million people in more than 9,000 sites across urban, suburban, and rural America. FQHCs are particularly adept at reducing health disparities by breaking down barriers to health care such as lack of providers, lack of culturally appropriate health services, and unaffordability. Since […]


Reflecting upon the 1st Enrollment Period

April 24, 2014

By Angela Lindstrom, Social Marketing Director, HCAN  It’s hard to believe that the first open enrollment period has come and gone with millions of people now having access to health care coverage. We now have the opportunity to look back and see all that was accomplished through our health centers and really reflect upon what […]


Outreach & Enrollment

October 16, 2013

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 […]


HCAN Website Launch

December 20, 2012

Welcome to our HCAN Website! The Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) is excited to launch our website www.HCANebraska.org  and welcome you to a new source of information about and for Nebraska’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), also known as Community Health Centers.  Within these web pages, you will find our vision, our mission, our story – […]