News from Policy If you have questions about CHCANYS’ policy and advocacy work, please contact Beverly Grossman, email@example.com.
Advocacy Day 2012 Registration Now Open - Sign up Today! It's time to start making plans to attend CHCANYS' Annual Community Health Center Grassroots Advocacy Day, scheduled for March 5, 2012 at the the Empire State Plaza in Albany. There is no registration fee and we'll provide breakfast and lunch that day, but we need you to make a firm commitment to attend by signing up here.
A strong showing of numbers is essential to the success of Community Health Center Grassroots Advocacy Day, and we urge you to recruit widely for this important event. Please call the CHCANYS Albany office at 518-434-0767 if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you on March 5th! For more information please click here.
HEAL RFA Update: Deadline Extended to February 10, 2012 The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has extended the deadline for the current HEAL Request for Applications (RFA) entitled Restructuring Initiatives in Medicaid Redesign. The deadline has been extended to 3:00 PM on Friday, February 10, 2012. For additional information on this RFA for $450 million in HEAL grant dollars, please click here.
Do Not Miss the January 31, 2012 Deadline for the 2010 AHCF Cost Report! The NYS Department of Health (DOH) hosted a webinar on the 2010 AHCF Cost Report on December 2, 2011 (see below for link). There are some new additions and instructions in the 2010 version of the report, which DOH has further clarified in the Q&A document below. To assist FQHCs in completing the 2010 AHFC Cost Report by the deadline, CHCANYS hosted a webinar on Friday, January 6th with Peter Epp and Gil Bernhard, Managing Directors at J.H. Cohn LLP. The webinar reviewed the additional guidance provided by DOH in the new sections of 2010 AHCF cost report, including how to account for threshold visits, net patient revenue, costs and adjustments. Discussion included the key changes affecting FQHCs and the importance of prompt submission of the report.
Click here to view the NYS Department of Health Webinar slides. Click here to view the ACHF FAQ sheet. To recieve a copy of the presentation given by Peter Epp and Gil Bernhard during CHCANYS' webinar, please contact Rebecca Gaige-Troxell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News from Health Center Support If you have questions about CHCANYS’ health center support, please contact Rebecca Gaige, email@example.com.
UDS Tips – February 15, 2012 Submission Deadline Health Center Uniform Data System (UDS) reports are due by February 15, 2012. Upon successful submission, you will have an opportunity to work with a UDS reviewer to finalize and submit your final report by March 31, 2012, after which time no changes to the UDS report will be permitted. CHCANYS has posted additional materials to assist FQHCs and FQHC Look-Alikes in their preparation of the UDS report. To access them, please click here. You may request technical assistance from a UDS Reviewer this month by contacting the UDS Support Center at 866-837-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHCANYS 2012 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum: Hold the Dates! CHCANYS' 2012 Conference will once again be held at The Saratoga Hilton Hotel & Saratoga Springs City Center. Please hold the dates - October 24-26, 2012. More information to come!
NACHC Offers 3 Important New Webinar Series
Not Funded Now What Webinar Series This webinar will review the definition of an FQHC Look-Alike and the differences between a Look-Alike and a 330 Grantee, including all financial, compliance and regulatory requirements. Also, learn more about the application process (including the new electronic application) and the approval process.
Session #1: What is an FQHC Look-Alike? Date: Thursday, January 26, 2-3:30 PM, Eastern Session #2 Dual Status vs. Change in Scope Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2-3:30 PM, Eastern Session #3 Revenue Maximization and Other Considerations for FQHC Look-Alikes and 330 Grantees Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2-3:30 PM, Eastern Session #4 Keeping the Community Engaged Through Partnerships and Ongoing Community Development and Collaboration Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2-3:30 PM, Eastern
Planning Grantee Webinar Series This webinar series is designed to assist those organizations and communities that are considering starting an FQHC. Whether you received a recent planning grant or not, these eight sessions are an excellent resource to guide you through everything you need to know about becoming an FQHC. You can sign up for one webinar or all 8!
Session #1 An Overview of Health Center Finances – What You Need to Know to be Successful Date: Wednesday, January 18 Session #2 Designing and Recruiting an Effective Governing Board Date: Wednesday, February 29. Session #3 Affiliations and Collaborations – How to Effectively Partner within the Community Date: Wednesday, April 4 Session #4 Developing a Health Center: A Guide for Health Center Staff and Boards on Managing the Design and Construction Process Date: Wednesday, April 25 Session #5 An Overview of Health Center Billing and the Sliding Fee Scale Date: Wednesday, May 9 Session #6 Provider Recruitment - Where Do I Begin? Date: Wednesday, May 23 Session #7 Building an HIT System – What You Need to Know Date: Wednesday, June 6 Session #8 Time to Apply – How to Complete the Budget Section of the New Access Point and Look-Alike Applications Date: Wednesday, June 20
Medicare Cost Reporting Webinar Series March 2012 This four-part series is designed to provide community health centers with strategies to help them properly prepare and file their Medicare FQHC Cost Reports. Session #1 A Complete Overview of the Medicare FQHC Cost Report Date: Thursday March 1, 2012. Session #2 Aligning Costs: Determining the Cost Per Visit Calculation Date Thursday, March 8. Session #3 Provider Productivity Considerations and the Cost Report Settlement Calculation Date: Thursday, March 15 Session #4 A Look Back at Information Presented and FAQs Date: Thursday, March 29
News from HIT If you have questions about CHCANYS' HIT work, please contact Lisa Perry, email@example.com.
Medicaid Meaningful Use Registration & Attestation
Webinar NY Medicaid is holding webinars this month that will review the Medicaid Meaningful Use Registration and Attestation process. We recommend that you attend the webinar for FQHCs / Q&A session that will be held on Wednesday, January 18th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Click here to register.
CHCANYS Website CHCANYS has launched a web page with detailed instructions on the Medicaid Meaningful Use Registration and Attestation process. Click here to visit.
If your health center has a training or technical assistance program that you'd like to share with others around the state, or if you would like to subscribe others at your health center to Your CHCANYS, please email the pertinent information to Rebecca Gaige-Troxell at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your feedback and comments.