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August 8, 2013 Edition

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CHCANYS Has a New Address!
Please change your records to reflect our new address: 111 Broadway, Suite 1402, New York, NY 10006. Our phone numbers and email addresses remain the same. If you have any questions, please contact Stefanie Lindeman, Senior Director of Operations, at or 212.710.4189.  

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National Health Center Week is Almost Here - Broadcast Your Events!
National Health Center Week, scheduled for August 11-17, is only a few days away! This week-long celebration is a prime opportunity to educate others about the vital role health centers play in creating and maintaining healthy communities. The following resources have been designed to assist you in bringing greater awareness to your National Health Center Week events... read more >>

Get Covered New York Assists FQHCs in NYC with Insurance Outreach and Education
National Health Center Week is only a few days away, and we know that many of you are planning to incorporate health insurance outreach and enrollment activities into your events. Get Covered New York, a grassroots volunteer campaign that aims to raise public awareness in high-uninsured communities in NYC of the new health insurance options... read more >>

CHCANYS Poster Contest – Now Accepting Entries!
CHCANYS is excited to announce its inaugural Poster Contest, timed to coincide with National Health Center Week. Take advantage of this fun opportunity to express your creativity and visually tell your health center’s story. read more >>

11th Annual NYS Farmworker Conference
Date: October 9th; Sponsored by Finger Lakes Migrant Health. A main focus of this year’s event will be the Affordable Care Act and its implications for immigrants and undocumented workers. Roberto Dansie, CEO and founder of Cultural Wisdom and award winning speaker, trainer and clinical psychologist, is among the presenters. read more  >>

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New Capital Project Resource Publications Available
Capital Link has developed a collection of resource publications to assist health centers in accomplishing specific tasks related to the capital development process. These publications are provided to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) free of charge. read more >>

NACHC to Host Webinar Series on Fraud in Healthcare
This four-part series, scheduled to begin on September 12, is designed to help community health centers find solutions for fraud prevention and detection, identify current fraud trends, discover critical internal controls to mitigate fraud risks, and understand the role of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee in financial oversight. read more >>

Free Training: ICD-10 Basics
Thursday, August 22nd; 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. ET. Offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), this free training session will help prepare providers for the transition to ICD-10 next year.  Continuing education credit may be awarded. read more >>

July 2013 Medicaid Update Now Available
The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the July 2013 Medicaid Update. Click here to access it.

Timely Billing of Medicaid Claims Webinar - Slides Now Available
The PowerPoint slides from the Timely Billing of Medicaid Claims webinar hosted by eMedNY on July 25th are now available. To download them, click here.

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NACHC Corporate Compliance Training: Register Early – Seats are Going Fast!  
CHCANYS and NJPCA are co-hosting Corporate Compliance Training for FQHCs on September 16-17 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Expert Jacki Leifer of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is among the featured presenters. Essential for health centers, this training is geared to corporate compliance officers and/or senior staff with compliance authority. Don’t wait to register - the deadline is August 29th and seats are limited to three per health centerread more >>

Registration Open for CHCANYS Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum
CHCANYS’ annual Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum is scheduled for October 27-29 in Saratoga Springs, NY. This year’s theme is Expanding  Sustainable FQHCs in the  Rapidly  Evolving  and  Shifting  Health  Care  Reform  Environment. The conference is geared to senior leaders, staff, board members and partners. Critical and timely national and state issues will be covered during the General Sessions. read more >>

CHCANYS Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum:  Vendor Opportunities
Reserve your sponsorship package and exhibit tables for this year’s conference, scheduled for October 27-29 in Saratoga Springs. Space is limited – don’t wait! Network with over 400 attendees, including health center CEOs and senior leaders statewide. Whether you would like to connect with existing clients or break into a new market, this is the right venue for you. read more >>

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NYSDOH AIDS Institute to Hold Statewide Stakeholders Meetings on NYS HIV Testing Law
The New York State HIV Testing Law, enacted in 2010, authorized significant changes to increase HIV testing and promote HIV-positive persons entering into treatment. Since that time, evaluations have shown a significant increase in HIV testing. The NYSDOH AIDS Insitute will convene a series of meetings across the state in order to obtain input from key stakeholders on the implementation of HIV testing, including implementation status... read more >>

Stanford Recruits for Active Living with Chronic Conditions Tool Kit Program and Research Study
The Stanford School of Medicine is recruiting participants for its Active Living with Chronic Conditions Tool Kit Program and Research Study, a mailed version of its successful Chronic Disease Self-Management Program... read more >>

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Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant Funds Available 
On June 5, 2013, New York State announced the availability of additional federal funding from the Social Services Block Grant for health, mental health and/or social services costs resulting from Superstorm Sandy and for the repair, renovation, and rebuilding of health care and other social services facilities damaged during the storm. read more >>

CHCANYS Emergency Management Survey
The CHCANYS Emergency Management Team is conducting a survey of New York State health centers.  Many of you have participated in this survey thus far; however, the goal is full participation. read more >> 

PCEPN Update
On July 26, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYCOEM) conducted an exercise that tested the capabilities of Emergency Support Function (ESF) #8, also known as the Public Health and Medical Desk. read more >>

Please click here for a detailed update on Cycloporiasis, Tularemia, and Influenza A (H3N2)v.

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