CHCANYS has compiled a variety of important FQHC related resources to help both existing programs as well as those in the planning process to become compliant with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program Requirements. Program Requirements are outlined in the Health Center Compliance Manual, available online here.
If you have questions about any of the information or links on the FQHC Resource page please contact Liliana Heredia.
Health Center Site Visit Protocol The Health Center Program Site Visit Protocol (SVP) is the tool for assessing compliance with Health Center Program requirements during OSVs. The SVP is designed to provide HRSA the information necessary to perform its oversight responsibilities using a standard and transparent methodology that aligns with the Compliance Manual. To access this information, click here.
Policy Information Notices (PINS) and Policy Assistance Letters (PALS) In addition to the Compliance Manual, the Bureau of Primary Health Care has issued both PINs and PALs. Policy Information Notices (PINs) define and clarify policies and procedures that grantees funded under Section 330 must follow. Program Assistance Letters (PALs) summarize and explain items of significance for health centers, including, for example, HRSA program implementation activities, recently enacted laws, final regulations, and/or new HHS initiatives. These important documents are archived on the BPHC website for your reference, in both Adobe PDF format and plain text format. Click here to download.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Development –Technical Assistance (TA) Community Development Resource Page This page provides tools helpful in documenting the needs of target population. To access this information, click here.
Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike Designation Public and private non-profit health care organizations may apply for FQHC Look-Alike designation (designation without section 330 funding) at any time. The review process takes about four months. FQHC Look-Alikes must meet the same program requirements as FQHCs that receive section 330 funding and are eligible for many of the same benefits. To access the Look Alike application, click here.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Poverty Guidelines The Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) are issued each year in the Federal register by HHS and are often used for determining financial eligibility for certain federal programs. To access this information, click here.
Bureau of Health Professions Shortage Designations Branch The Shortage Designation Branch in the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions National Center for Health Workforce Analysis develops shortage designation criteria and uses them to decide whether or not a geographic area or population group is a Health Professional Shortage Area or a Medically Underserved Area or Population. To access this information, click here.
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) The intent of the Health Center FTCA Medical Malpractice Program is to increase the availability of funds to health centers to provide primary health care services. For more information, click here. To access the FTCA Policy Manual, click here.
340B Pharmacy Program The 340B Drug Pricing Program is managed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA). For general information about the 340B Drug Pricing Program, click here and for Flexibilities During Disasters click here.
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - ICD 10- Information and Resources The CMS website offers tools and resources to help providers, payers, and vendors identify and address opportunities for improvement and maintain progress on ICD-10 .To access this information, click here.
The Federal Office of Inspector General (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 current OIG work plan.
New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) The OMIG website offers compliance tools and webinars available for replay, click here to access.
New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Medicaid Update Each month, the NYSDOH releases an important email bulletin containing a variety of updates on Financial and Operation information. Click here to view the NYSDOH Medicaid Update.
Your CHCANYS This bimonthly e-newsletter contains information and related links compiled by the Community Health Care Association of New York State designed to keep you abreast of regulatory changes, funding opportunities, resources and trainings available from CHCANYS and other providers. Your CHCANYS is a key resource for navigating the rapidly changing health care landscape. If you are not already receiving Your CHCANYS, you can sign up by clicking here.
CHCANYS Facts and Figures For CHCANYS New York State fact sheet, click here. For CHCANYS New York City fact sheet, click here.
CHCANYS - eClinical Library A repository hosted by CHCANYS that contains clinical guidelines and best practices for a number of chronic health conditions. To access this information, click here.
Center for Health Workforce Studies A not-for-profit research organization whose mission is to provide timely, accurate data and conduct policy-relevant research about the health workforce. The Center's work assists health, professional, and education organizations; policy makers and planners; and other stakeholders in understanding issues related to the supply, demand, distribution, and use of health workers. To access this information, click here.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. To access this information, click here.
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) PCDC provides low-cost financing and capital project planning resources to build, renovate, or expand primary care facilities. To access this information, click here.
Capital Link Capital Link provides capital solutions for health center building projects. To access this information, click here.
Compliance Resources Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Compliance Practice offers a variety of compliance-related resources specifically for community health centers. To access this information, click here.
Board Source - Publication and Media Resources This website houses information and resources highlighting the most important roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members. To access this information, click here.
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Publications and Reports National Association of Community Health Centers Online Publications are available on the NACHC website. This site includes monographs, comprehensive manuals, handbooks, issue briefs, reports and information bulletins on operations, management, finance, special populations and a host of additional topics. Some can be downloaded for free while others are available for purchase, with members receiving a discount. To access this information, click here.
The Community Health Association of Mountain Plains - CHAMPS CHAMPS has compiled and developed a selection of online resources for community health center Executive Directors (EDs) and Board of Directors (BOD) members, in an effort to help the Region VIII Community Health Centers build and maintain strong and effective governing structures. To access this information, click here.