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August 22, 2013 Edition
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CHCANYS President & CEO Elizabeth Swain Featured in the Finger Lakes Times
To mark National Health Center Week, CHCANYS President & CEO Elizabeth spoke with the Finger Lakes Times about how she got her start in the community health center movement, the Affordable Care Act, and the  FQHC model as an exemplar for health reform. Click here for the article.

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National Health Center Week 2013 a Great Success!
We want to thank you for yet another successful National Health Center Week! CHCANYS staff was honored to clientuploads/2013 Advocacy/rsz_ghvfhc_03.jpgparticipate in a number of the celebrations that
 took place across the state, as health centers demonstrated the different ways in which they unite and affect positive change within the communities they 

Please remember to share your event photos and media clippings with us! We will post them to the CHCANYS website for all to enjoy. (Photo (L-R): County Legislator Roxanne Donnery and Assemblyman James Skoufis with Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center's Chief of Family Medicine Rocco Russo, M.D. and President & CEO Linda Muller at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the center's new Highland Falls location).

CHCANYS Poster Contest – Submit Your Entry Today!
There’s still time to participate in CHCANYS’ inaugural poster contest! Take advantage of this fun opportunity to show, via an original photo or drawing, how your health center helps to keep the members of your community healthy and productive. 
Entries must be received by Friday, August 30. read more >>

New York's Health Benefit Exchange Announces New Name and Health/Dental Plans
The State Department of Health has announced that the official name of New York's Health Benefit Exchange will be New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. The names of insurers that will offer health and dental plans to individuals and small business owners when NY State of Health opens for enrollment on October 1 have also... read more >> 

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Super-storm 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 super-storm 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 >>

Please click here for a detailed update on MERS-CoV and Cyclosporiasis.

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Proposed UDS Changes for 2014 Released
The Bureau of Primary Health Care has released Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2013-09, which details proposed changes for calendar year 2014 UDS reporting. read more >>

New FQHC Billing Guide from NACHC
NACHC has released a new step-by-step billing manual for FQHCs, designed to support health centers' efforts to increase billing/collection efficiency and accuracy. read more >>

ICD-10 Resources Available from CMS and HRSA 
On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS)  ICD 10 website provides a... read more >>

State Education Department Issues RFP for 2013 Community Schools Grant Initiative
The New York State Education Department (SED) has issued a Request For Proposals for their 2013 Community Schools Grant Initiative. SED will award competitive grants... read more >> 

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Register Today!  CHCANYS 2013 Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum
CHCANYS’ annual Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum is scheduled for October 27-29 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Geared to senior leaders, staff, board members and partners, this year’s conference will focus on health care reform. Critical and timely national and state issues will be... 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...  read more >>

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2013 National Primary Oral Health Conference
Date: November 10-13, 2013; Hyatt Regency Hotel, Denver, CO
Registration is now open for the 2013 National Primary Oral Health Conference, the largest gathering of health center oral health program staff in the country and the primary venue for health center Dental Directors and their support teams to share quality improvement best practices, obtain ... read more >>

The Family Planning Benefit Program: Now Easier to Access
The Family Planning Benefit Program provides free birth control and family planning services to women, men and teens who qualify. As a result of some recent changes in the program, it’s now easier and more convenient than ever to enroll. For example, the addition of presumptive ... read more >> 

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