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April 24, 2014 Edition
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NY State of Health: 908,000+ Enrolled as of April 7
NY State of Health (NYSOH) has reported that 908,572 New Yorkers have enrolled in health coverage via the Marketplace since October 1, 2013. More than 70 percent of these individuals were uninsured at the time of application. Approximately 43,085 of them enrolled during the first week of April. FQHC Assistors are to be commended for their continued efforts to assist uninsured patients in learning about and signing up for health insurance plans! read more >>

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NACHC to Host “Access is the Answer” TeleForum Call Today at 2:00 p.m.  
CHCANYS encourages all health center advocates to participate in the Teleforum being hosted by NACHC today at 2:00 p.m. NACHC Policy and Advocacy staff will review current policy priorities and advocacy/messaging strategies and provide important information about the next phase of the Access is the Answer campaign. Participants will be given a chance to ask questions as well. To connect, dial 877-229-8493 and enter PIN 15035.

New York State DSRIP Plan Update: New Details Will Have a Significant Impact on FQHCs
The final terms and conditions of New York State’s Medicaid 1115 waiver and its centerpiece, the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) plan, are now available. The plan calls for the creation of DSRIP collaborative networks of care called “Performing Provider Systems.” It is critical that all FQHCs, as major Medicaid safety net providers, participate and play a central role in Performing Provider Systems and have a thorough understanding of how the roll-out of these networks will impact their organizations. read more >>

NYSDOH Staff Departures Announced
The New York State Department of Health has announced that two key officials, Commissioner Nirav Shah and Karen Westervelt, will soon be departing. read more >> 

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FTCA Deeming Deadline: May 23, 2014
Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2014-03: Calendar Year 2015 Requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Medical Malpractice Coverage for Health Centers, recently released by HRSA, describes the process by which Health Center Program grantees must submit Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deeming applications for calendar year 2015. Applications are due by Friday, May 23, 2014. read more >> 

New Report Examines Impact of Capital Projects on Health Centers
Capital Link and Community Health Center Capital Fund (Capital Fund) have released a new report, “Impact of Capital Projects on Health Centers: Growth, Financial Trends, and Operational Transformation - A Guide for Community Health Centers,” designed to guide health centers through the capital planning and financing processes. read more >>

UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program: Application Deadline is April 30
The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program (HCEP) is a unique opportunity for executives of community health centers and AIDS service organizations to participate in an 11-day intensive management training program at UCLA Anderson. read more >>

Are You Maximizing Savings on Your Purchases?
CHCANYS is assisting the CommonWealth Purchasing Group, the leading group purchasing organization for community health centers and other community-based, not-for-profit organizations, in promoting its services to New York’s FQHCs. To learn more and to join, click here.  

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National Health Service Corps: 2014 Site Application Cycle Now Open to New Participants
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) 2014 Site Application cycle is now open to those who have never been approved as an NHSC site. All completed applications must be submitted by June 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET via the NHSC Customer Service Portal to be considered for an award. read more >> 

IT Hiring Needs? Contact Per Scholas
Per Scholas was the first IT-focused sectoral workforce development organization in NYC and is still the largest, training more than 500 individuals a year for entry-level and mid-level jobs in end-user support, network administration and software testing. read more >>

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CHCStars Campaign: One Year Anniversary
It has been one year since CHCANYS held its Night of the CHCStars Gala event celebrating the dedicated men and women at New York’s FQHCs. The event was an important moment in the ongoing CHC Stars Campaign, which raises funds to support CHCANYS’ vital efforts to increase health care access through a program of health policy leadership, regulatory reform and grassroots advocacy. read more >> 

Registration Open! CHCANYS’ 2014 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum
CHCANYS’ 2014 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum, scheduled for October 19-21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, will offer participants opportunities to engage with national and state leaders and to share best practices through workshops and networking events. Registration is now open – click here to get started. 

Sponsor/Vendor Opportunities Available for CHCANYS’ 2014 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum
CHCANYS' Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum is the venue for networking with health center decision-makers and learning about their product and service needs. For more informationabout renewing your relationships and growing your potential client base, contact
 Roxanne Wynn-Trotman at

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Integrating Mental Health and Health Care: Adults, Children, Elderly
Date: May 1, 2014; Time: 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.; Co-sponsored by: The New York Academy of Medicine Sections on Health Care Delivery and Social Work. How to effectively integrate mental health with health care in order to treat and manage the large and growing population of Americans with psychiatric illness is the subject of this very special program. A panel of distinguished physicians will discuss the most recent approaches to adapting both our mental health and health systems to the challenges that face us as they affect adults, children and the elderly.  This will be a discussion relevant to clinicians, providers, policy people and those concerned about mental health care. read more >>

Webinar: Compliance for Behavioral Health Providers
Date: May 8, 2014; Time: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. EDT. Recent years have seen unprecedented enforcement by regulatory agencies, including the NYS Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG).  It has become clear that outpatient behavioral health providers are particular targets for enforcement actions.  In this rapidly changing environment, it is more important than ever to ensure your agency’s compliance program is active and effective. read more >>

Nominations for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) welcomes nominations for new members to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Each year, the Director of AHRQ appoints new members to serve 4-year terms and replace those who are completing their service. To learn more about the nomination process, including how to nominate an individual for consideration or how to self-nominate, please click hereNominations must be received by Thursday, May 15 to be considered for appointment with an anticipated start date of January 2015.

Latino/Hispanic Symposium: Achieving Health Equity through Education, Collaboration and Action
Date: May 15-16, 2014; Location: Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge St., Albany. The Latino/Hispanic Symposium will commence with a Regional Stakeholder Exchange on May 15 at 6:00 p.m., to include poster presentations and discussions on proposed and implemented regional Community Action Plans. On May 16th beginning at 8:30 a.m., the event continues with expert speakers, panel presentations and interactive morning and afternoon workshops. read more >>

2014 AIDS Institute Resource Directory
The 2014 AIDS Institute Resource Directory has been posted to the New York State Department of Health website. This document includes information about funded providers, hotlines, websites, partner services, correctional facilities, and training services. Click here to access it.

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