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August 20, 2015 Edition  
clientuploads/2013 Images/SysAdmin/pagepic_YC_CITN.png   HEALTH CENTERS IN THE NEWS
CHCANYS Congratulates New York's 17 New Access Point Awardees!
On Tuesday, August 11, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that HHS has awarded $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most. The awards were timed to coincide with National Health Center Week, an annual weeklong campaign designed to celebrate and raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of FQHCs across the country. Seventeen New York State health centers will collectively receive over $9.7 million of this funding in order to establish new health service delivery access points, expanding capacity for an additional 65,309 patients.
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National Health Center Week 2015 a Great Success!
We want to thank you for yet another successful National Health Center Week! CHCANYS staff was honored to participate in a number of the celebrations that took place across the state, as health centers highlighted the different ways in which they affect positive change within the communities they serve. Please remember to share your event photos and media clippings with us! We will post them to the CHCANYS website for all to enjoy. To view the photos and clippings collected thus far, click here.

Draft Medicare Alignment Paper Available for Public Comment
NYS DOH has recently made public a draft of their proposal to align Medicare and Medicaid payment reform efforts. The Draft Medicare Alignment Paper outlines the State’s proposal to align CMS’s Medicare payment reform with New York State’s Medicaid Payment Reform Roadmap, which was recently approved by CMS. read more>>

CRFP Submission Instructions Now Available on NYS Dept. of Health Website
The NYS Dept. of Health (DOH) has re-opened the application process for the Capital Restructuring Financing Program (CRFP); the new application deadline is September 1, 2015. A new document, entitled “Instructions to Applicants on Resubmission,” was recently posted to the DOH website. To access it, click here. 

Applying to Integrate Outpatient Services under 10 NYCRR Part 404
Applicants who would like to apply to integrate services under 10 NYCRR Part 404 must complete a NYS Dept. of Health (DOH) Limited Review Application (LRA) for each Article 28-licensed site at which behavioral health services will be integrated. Instructions on submitting an LRA for Integrated Outpatient Services may be found on the DOH website by typing “ios” in the search function space on the home page. If you would like to apply to integrate services under 10 NYCRR Part 404 at a to-be-certified outpatient clinic and certify that outpatient clinic, you must submit an administrative level certificate of need application, just as you would for certifying an extension clinic, and add the information required in the Integrated Outpatient Services Instructions under “A” and “B”. If you have any questions, please call Jeff Rothman at 518-474-1956.

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CHCANYS Presents the Jeffrey T. Latman Family Day at the Races
Join CHCANYS on September 19th, 2015 at the Belmont Racetrack, home of Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh, as we “take over the reins” of the exciting annual Family Day at the Races event from the Jeffrey T. Latman Foundation. This fundraising event will help raise awareness of the CHCANYS mission and support the many programs providing primary health care to anyone in need, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. This year, we will honor the Latman Family for their many years of service and dedication. Don’t miss out on this day of horseracing and family fun! For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please click here. See you at the track!

CHCANYS 2015 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum: Register Now!
The theme of this year’s conference, scheduled for October 18-20, 2015 at The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, is From Vision to Value: The Health Center Movement at 50. Policy expert Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs is the keynote speaker. Participate in thought-provoking policy, workforce, clinical/QI, and finance workshops, network with peers, and meet with vendors to learn how their products and services can fulfill your business needs. To register and reserve lodging, click here.

CHCANYS15 Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunities – Join Our Growing List of Vendors!
CHCANYS15 is the venue to network with over 400 FQHC leaders and decision-makers serving over 1.7 million patients at over 600 delivery sites in New York State. This is a great opportunity to reach out the FQHC market and/or maintain existing relationships. New this year: vendors may view a listing of participating companies and select their own booths on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t wait; click here and here to learn more about the benefits of showcasing your products and services at this event.

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New Funding Opportunity: Fiscal Year 2016 Substance Abuse Service Expansion
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Substance Abuse Service Expansion is a competitive supplement for grant funds that will improve and expand the delivery of substance abuse services provided by existing Health Center Program award recipients, with a focus on Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) in opioid use disorders. HRSA plans to award approximately $100 million to an estimated 310 applicants in FY 2016. Applications are due in by September 28, 2015 at 11:59pm, ET. Required supplemental information must be submitted via HRSA EHB by October 14, 2015, 5:00pm, ET. For more information, click here   

Registration Now Open: FOM/IT 2015
This year at the Financial, Operations Management / IT Conference (FOM/IT), health center leaders will have an opportunity to learn how to develop effective systems to monitor productivity and accountability.  Other topics to  be covered include: a practical guide to accountable care; payer contracting strategies; financial forecasting modeling; and cost accounting under the new payment models… just to name a few. For more information and to register, click here.

Countdown to ICD-10 - Are You Ready?
If you are not yet ready for the transition to ICD-10, there is still time! Free help is available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – click here.

Need to Cut Costs? – CPG & CHCANYS Can Help!
CHCANYS has partnered with the CommonWealth Purchasing Group (CPG), the leading group purchasing organization in the country specializing in the health industry, to promote its services to FQHCs in New York State. CPG will review your existing orders and show you how to save even more. For additional information, click here. To set up an appointment, contact

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NYC-Based FQHCs Invited to Participate in New Cardiovascular Initiative
CHCANYS is excited to invite New York City-based FQHCs to participate in HealthyHearts NYC, a three-year initiative funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that will focus on using on-site practice using on-site practice facilitation and coaching to improve adherence to cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines. read more>>

Two-Day HIV Intensive Preceptorship Program for NYS Clinicians
The Clinical Education Initiative HIV/HCV Center for Excellence is offering an HIV Intensive Preceptorship Program for practicing clinicians (e.g. physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners) in New York State.  read more>>

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Update: Legionnaires' Disease
The NYS Department of Health continues to investigate the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. On Monday, August 10, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker provided an update on the outbreak. read more>>

PCEPN EM-101: Emergency Management for Primary Care Centers
The Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN) recently launched a new training course available on the New York State Department of Health Learning Management System entitled PCEPN EM-101: Emergency Management for Primary Care Centers. read more>>

Transportation Assistance Levels (TALs) Classifications
The CHCANYS EM Team recently hosted a webinar in partnership with the NYS Dept. of Health’s Office of Emergency Preparedness (OHEP) to provide an overview of the classification standards for communicating transportation needs during a planned facility evacuation. This information is most applicable to health centers that operate within shelters or residential facilities.  To view webinar slides and learn more, click here.

HC Standard Communication Platform
Last fall, the CHCANYS EM Team launched HC Standard, a web-based application which serves as a communication platform for sharing information with health centers statewide. HC Standard may be used to send notifications via email and text and to collect situational reports from health center users during and after a widespread emergency or disaster. We encourage all health centers to contact to learn more about HC Standard and/or log-in at to update your health center’s information.

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DANY Revises Funding Opportunity and Extends Application Deadline
The New York State Department of Health, Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management has made revisions to the Cycle IV Doctors Across New York (DANY) Physician Practice Support and Physician Loan Repayment Programs Funding Opportunity. In addition, the application deadline has been extended to Monday, August 31, 2015. To see the revisions, click here. For application instructions and program information, click here.

CHWS Brief Details SUNY’s Contributions to New York’s Physician Population
The Center for Health Workforce Studies has released a new research brief examining SUNY’s contributions to New York’s physician population, including the number of practicing physicians per region who are SUNY medical school graduates and/or received graduate medical training in SUNY-sponsored programs. read more>>

CHWS Report Highlights New York’s Primary Care Workforce
State and federal health reform initiatives are driving dramatic changes in health service delivery in New York, with increased focus on population health and cost-effective, quality care in appropriate settings. Although the need to expand primary care services is widely acknowledged, there is concern that primary care practitioners are not well distributed... read more>>

National Center for Health Workforce Analysis Releases 2015 Area Health Resource Data Files
Encompassing county, state and national files, the Area Health Resources Files (AHRF) provide a comprehensive set of data offering a broad range of health resources and socioeconomic indicators that impact demand for health care. Providing both current and historic data for more than 6,000 variables for each of the nation's counties... read more>>

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