Resources for Helping Federally Qualified Health Centers’
Medically-Underserved or “At-Risk” Persons
Links to the Websites
Government-Federal Grants and Incentive Programs
U.S. HHS-Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
U.S. HHS-Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS Initiatives)
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA PALS)
U.S. HRSA-Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
U.S. HRSA-Maternal Child Health (MCH Initiatives)
Government-State of Nebraska Grants and Incentive Programs
NE Child and Family Services
NE Medicaid (EHR Incentive)
NE Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilots
The Foundation Center – 990 Finder
FQHC Grants Awarded: Finance Operations Management Program Requirements
Federally Qualified Health Centers are held to strict accountability and performance measures for clinical, financial and administrative operations by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The resources listed below are tools to assist you in meeting and monitoring the Finance and Management requirements. To view all the Finance and Management Program Requirements, click here.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)- Financial and Management-Technical Assistance Resource Page
This page provides information on management of health center finances, including billing, and sliding fee guidance. To access this information, click here.
Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Online Document Resource Center – Management and Finance
BPHC’s Technical Assistance contractor, Management Solutions Consulting Group (MSCG), hosts an online Consultant Resource Center that houses many resources cited in the Web Guide. While the Resource Center has many valuable templates and documents, all non-Federal resources cited in the Web Guide are meant to be used only as “sample” documents. They are for use as aids to consultants and grantees, but are not considered official guidance by BPHC. To access this information, click here.
Health Center Quarterly Reporting (HCQR) Manual
Health centers receiving funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA or Recovery Act) are required to submit quarterly HCQRs that report programmatic progress on ARRA funding received. The HCQR manual includes detailed instructions for completing reports. To access this information, click here.
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – ICD 10- Information and Resources
The CMS website offers resources and timelines to help providers, payers, and vendors prepare for the U.S. health care industry’s transitions to version 5010 and ICD 10. To access this information, click here.
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – makes ICD 10 Education Convenient
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a YouTube video slideshow presentation and podcasts from the November 17, 2011 National Provider Call on “ICD-10 Implementation Strategies and Planning.” To access this information, click here.
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Offers ACO Toolkit
This tool covers key topics in six parts, providing a path forward for the implementation of ACOs across the country. The Toolkit strives to both be specific enough to allow organizations to clearly understand the steps needed to become an ACO, While at the same time stay broad enough to make sure the path put forward for implementation is possible for a diverse range of health care provider groups. To access this information, click here.
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Offers Accounting Policy Manual
NACHC has published a financial training manual for FQHCs titled Accounting Policy, Procedures, and Operations Manual, which is available for purchase. To access this information, click here.
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Training and Technical Assistance
The NACHC website offers a wide variety of Finance and Billing Training opportunities – Click here to access this information.
The Office of Inspector Generals (OlG)
The OIG website houses a detailed Work Plan and sets forth various projects to be addressed during the fiscal year by the Office of Audit Services. Click here to view the 2012 OIG work plan.
Nebraska State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG)
The OMIG website offers compliance tools and webinars available for replay here.
Nebraska State Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid Update
This site has important releases in an email bulletin containing a variety of updates on Financial and Operation information. Click here to view the Medicaid Updates.
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Compliance Practice offers a variety of compliance-related resources specifically for community health centers. To access this information, visit HealthCenterCompliance.com
Uniform Data Systems Reporting (UDS)
HCAN’s Member FQHCs report data annually to the Health Services and Resources Administration. To access the most recent information, click here.