clientuploads/2013 Images/SysAdmin/emailheader_YOURCHCANYS.png
May 8, 2014 Edition

clientuploads/2013 Images/SysAdmin/campaign_bug_PA.png


Updated DSRIP Info and Resources on CHCANYS Website
To assist FQHCs in navigating the steady stream of DSRIP-related information and deadlines being released, CHCANYS has created a DSRIP Resources & Support web pageUpdated frequently, this page features breaking news, information about upcoming meetings and training sessions, access to data support, and links to a number of helpful resources. Bookmark it and check back often! read more >>

CMS Finalizes Medicare PPS for FQHCs
On April 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule establishing a Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for FQHCs. Under this new rule, Medicare will pay health centers a single encounter rate per beneficiary per day for all services provided, with some exceptions. read more >>

Access is the Answer Letter Deadline: Last Week of May
Phase Two of the Access is the Answer campaign is underway, and we hope that you are all busy collecting letters of support from your local elected officials and community partners. NACHC has established the last week in May as the deadline for this letter drive, which means that there are only four weeks left for us to reach our goal. read more >>  

clientuploads/2013 Images/SysAdmin/pagepic_YC_EVENTS.png


General Registration is Open! CHCANYS 2014 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum
CHCANYS’ annual Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum, scheduled for October 19-21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, will offer sessions in finance, policy/regulatory issues, clinical quality, operations and governance, health information technology, and primary care workforce development, to name a few. read more >>

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. read more >>

clientuploads/2013 Images/SysAdmin/campaign_bug_QI.png


May is ….
Arthritis Awareness Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, Global Employee Health and Fitness Month… and that’s not all!  Click here for the full list of May National Health Observances.

NYMAC Conference on Transition for Providers of Medical Care to Adults with Genetic Conditions
Date:May 17; Location: Baltimore, MD. This conference will include presentations by an expert panel of providers who are dedicated to the successful transition of young adults with genetic disease from pediatric to adult-oriented medical care. The talks will be followed by an open discussion with patients who will share their transition experiences. read more >>

2014 Medicaid Perinatal Care Quality Improvement Initiative
The Medicaid Perinatal Care Quality Improvement Initiative is a statewide practice-based project that includes an ongoing evaluation of the quality of perinatal care being delivered to Medicaid-eligible pregnant women within prenatal care practices and health plans. read more >>

Save the Dates: PreP Management Webinars
Sponsored by the NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center and the New York State Department of Health Clinical Education Initiative. PreP Webinar #2 - Implementation of PrEP: A Case Based Discussion; Date: May 22; Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m. PrEP Webinar #3 - Future Research in PrEP; Date: June 5; Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Now Available: Cultural Competency Program for Oral Health Professionals
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is now offering the Cultural Competency Program for Oral Health Professionals (CCPOHP), a free e-learning program designed to help dentists and dental assistants, hygienists, and specialists recognize and lessen the racial and ethnic health care disparities that persist in oral health. read more >>

The Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum: Pursuing High-Value Healthcare
Date: June 19-20; Location: Boston, MA. The Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum will provide essential strategies for improving quality, achieving equity and delivering high-value healthcare to diverse populations. read more >>

Behavioral Health Integration: A Key Step Towards the Triple Aim
To assist health care organizations and health systems with implementing integrated behavioral health care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is offering a new web-based program called Behavioral Health Integration: A Key Step Towards the Triple Aim. Over the course of 5 sessions, expert faculty will teach you how to redesign models to incorporate principles of collaborative, integrated care; manage operations to support this new model of care; make a sustainable business case for integrated behavioral health; and more. read more >>

clientuploads/2013 Images/SysAdmin/campaign_bug_CHC.png


CHCANYS Expands DSRIP Data Support
Now available via CHCANYS’ 
DSRIP Resources and Support web page are several new data tools that have been designed to help you access and summarize State and federal data on DSRIP service area characteristics and related health indicators. Additionally, CHCANYS is excited to begin offering DSRIP “office hours” from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday... read more >>

Revenue Cycle 360 Training
Date: May 21-22; Location: Memphis, TN. The Revenue Cycle 360° seminar is offered by NACHC to help educate key staff in the unique and complicated reimbursement systems available to FQHCs and health centers. This seminar provides tools and techniques that will support your efforts to ensure that billing and collections procedures result in acquiring all revenues due for services provided in your health centers. read more >>

FTCA Deeming Application Webcast: May 22, 2014 
The HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), Office of Quality and Data will host a webcast on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. for health centers planning to submit redeeming or initial deeming FTCA applications. Topics to be covered include application logistics, FAQs, and how to prepare for FTCA site visits. read more >>

New Grant Opportunity: Minority AIDS Initiative Continuum of Care Pilot
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration invites applications for a new program that seeks to integrate care (behavioral health treatment, prevention, and HIV medical care services) for racial/ethnic minority populations at high risk for behavioral health disorders and at high risk for or living with HIV. read more >>

Practical Art of Health Center Finance Training
Date: June 4-6; Location: San Diego, CA. NACHC and the Bureau of Primary Health Care have developed this training session in order to equip health centers, especially new starts and new grantees, with the tools needed to orient CFOs and COOs to financial management, accounting principles and terminology unique to health centers. read more >>

April 2014 Medicaid Update Now Available
Please click here to download the April 2014 edition of the New York State Medicaid Update.

Are You Maximizing Savings on Your Purchases?
CHCANYS is assisting the CommonWealth Purchasing Group, the leading group purchasing organization for health centers and other community-based, not-for-profit organizations, in promoting its services to FQHCs. read more >> 

clientuploads/2013 Images/SysAdmin/campaign_bug_OUTREACH.png


NYSOH to Offer Refresher Courses for Navigators and Certified Application Counselors
NY State of Health has announced a series of upcoming “Spring Training” sessions designed to help Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (Assistors) refresh their knowledge, learn new skills and prepare for the 2015 open enrollment season. We will share dates, times and registration info once available. In the meantime, the preliminary schedule is as follows... read more >> 

clientuploads/2013 Images/SysAdmin/campaign_bug_EM.png


PCEPN Coordinated Exercise a Huge Success
On March 27, 2014, seven New York City health centers participated in a simultaneous coordinated exercise with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York City Medical Reserve Corps, Wyckoff Medical Center and PCEPN.  The exercise was a full scale patient influx exercise dubbed PainEx 2014. read more >>

The CHCANYS Emergency Management Road Show
The month of April was a busy one for CHCANYS’ Emergency Management Team. We traveled to various conferences and meetings to deliver presentations on operations planning and the capabilities of health centers in disasters, as well as to engage state and national partners on a variety of issues. Our goal: to bring resources back to NY and help enhance the performance of our FQHCs during emergencies. read more >>

PCEPN to Offer Free Training
The Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN)will offer two free training sessions in the coming months to primary care centers based in New York City: May 7 - Point of Distribution; June 4 - Emergency Resource Requests and Data Gathering. read more >>

National Incident Command System Training
HRSA and other federal agencies require that all its partner entities be prepared for an emergency.  Part of this preparedness is a familiarization at all levels of management and staff with the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Community health centers are specifically tasked with the development of emergency management programs by HRSA.  Part of this preparedness is ensuring that your staff is trained in NIMS. read more >>

clientuploads/2013 Images/Email Headers/emailfooter.png

Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS)
111 Broadway, Suite 1402, New York, NY 10006 | 212-279-9686
© Copyright 2008. All Rights Reserved.

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email transmission and any attachments may contain
confidential information that is legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient any disclosure or
use of any of the information contained in or attached to this message is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  
If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify us by reply email or by telephone
at 212-279-9686, and destroy the original email and its attachments without reading them or saving them to disk.

To be removed from this mailing list, please click here. Please note that by unsubscribing
you will automatically remove your email address from all CHCANYS mailing lists and will no longer
receive broadcast emails of any type from CHCANYS.
Click Here