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October 30, 2014 Edition
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New Ebola Preparedness Resources Now Available on CHCANYS Website
CHCANYS’ Emergency Management Team has created a webpage featuring updated resources for health centers to support Ebola preparedness, including important information from the NYS Department of Health, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to access it.

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Access is the Answer "Tsunami Week" Ends Friday: Contact Your Members of Congress!
Access is the Answer "Tsunami Week" ends on Friday, October 31. If you have not already done so, please respond to this important call-to-action and e-mail your Members of Congress today with the request that they put an end to the funding cliff during the upcoming lame duck session! read more >> 

Update: DSRIP PPS Plan Application and Scoring Guide 
Public comments on the draft DSRIP PPS Plan Application and Scoring Guide were due to the NYS Department of Health on Wednesday, October 29. In addition to a preliminary summary of the key application components, CHCANYS has prepared a more detailed chart identifying important considerations for FQHCs. These documents will be updated periodically, so please check back often. The comments submitted by CHCANYS  on behalf of New York’s FQHCs may be viewed here

DSRIP Governance “How To” Guide and Webinar Released
Developing a successful PPS with multiple partners requires an effective governance structure and process to assure PPS stewardship, oversight and representation.  To assist, KPMG has developed  a  governance “How To” document and an associated webinar which provide an overview of key considerations when developing governance and three sample models intended to prompt thinking on the best approach for PPSs. read more >>

Public Hearings on Single Payer Health Coverage Bill Scheduled
A series of public hearings on New York Health, the universal "single payer" health coverage bill sponsored by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried and Senator Bill Perkins, will take place in the coming weeks. New York Health would replace current insurance company coverage, premiums, deductibles, co-pays, limited provider networks and out-of-network charges, providing comprehensive, universal health coverage for every New Yorker with a benefit package more comprehensive than commercial or other health plans. read more >>

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Digital Health Conference
Date: November 17-18, 2014; Location: NYC. The New York eHealth Collaborative’s 4th annual Digital Health Conference will bring together 850 senior-level professionals from across the healthcare ecosystem to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how healthcare is being redefined through technology. read more >>

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The Current Landscape in the Management of Chronic Liver Disease
Date: Saturday, November 1st, 2014; Location: The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany. Join the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Empire Liver Foundation to learn about treatment and management of chronic liver disease and discuss the unique challenges faced in New York State. read more >>

Finding the Sweet Spot: The Intersections of Primary Care Transformation, Medical Education Reform and Leadership Development
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2014; Time: 8;00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Location: New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, NYC. Please join the Primary Care Development Corporation, the NY Academy of Medicine and Primary Care Progress for this special event to discuss innovation in primary care practice and education and gain a greater understanding of the skills and competencies needed to secure the future of primary care. read more >>

PrEP Conference
Dates: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Troy; Wednesday, December 10 in Henrietta, and Wednesday, December 17 in Syracuse. Hosted by the NYS Department of Health Clinical Education Initiative in collaboration with the Mt. Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine/Spencer Cox Center for Health, these CME/CNE half-day conferences will focus on the CDC guidelines for PrEP, the NYS Department of Health PrEP guidance, patients who may benefit from PrEP, challenges in managing patients in various practice settings, and organizational and psychosocial considerations for providing PrEP. read more >>

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CHCANYS’ Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum 2014: A Big Winner!  
CHCANYS would like to thank the 500+ participants who attended the 2014 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum in White Plains and helped to make this year’s event one of the largest and most successful ever. Photos and copies of workshop presentations will be posted to our website shortly.  

UDS Training: Register Today!
CHCANYS will host two one-day UDS training sessions aimed at fiscal staff, clinical and QI staff responsible for clinical measures reporting, and senior staff at FQHCs and look-alikes. The dates and locations of the training sessions are as follows: November 10, 2014; Strathallan Hotel, Rochester; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and December 3, 2014; New York University, Manhattan; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. read more >>

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BPHC to Host UDS Webinars
In addition to the in-person training sessions offered by CHCANYS, the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) is hosting a series of webinars on select UDS-related topics. Archived recordings and materials are also available. To learn more, click here.

Webinar: The New FQHC PPS Rate for Medicare - A Close Look at Medicare's New G Codes
Date: November 5, 2014; Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. In this webinar, CHC industry expert Gervean Williams will review the specifics of the final Medicare PPS rule for FQHCs. Participants will learn about the new G codes and how to properly link them to current E&M codes, as well as how to use pricing methodologies to set fees associated with these coding updates. For more information and to register, click here and select the Upcoming tab.

Register Now! NACHC to Host Medicare PPS Implementation Training
Space is still available for the one-day Medicare PPS Implementation Training being hosted by NACHC in Dallas, Texas on November 11. 2014. This hands-on session will prepare health centers and look-alikes for implementation of the new Medicare PPS regulations. read more >>

Webinar: 340B Audit Readiness - Open Office
Date: November 12, 2014; Time: 2:00 p.m.; Hosted by: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This “open office” webinar will address follow-up questions from the October 29th webinar entitled “340B Audit Readiness: Confirming and Documenting Eligibility.” Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance via the online registration form by  November 5th. For more information and to sign up, click here

Did You Miss BPHC’s Sliding Fee Discount PIN Webinar?
A recording of the recent Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) webinar on PIN 2014-02: Sliding Fee Discount and Related Billing and Collections Program Requirement is now available. The webinar provides an overview of PIN 2014-02 and information on next steps / who to contact with additional questions. To view the PIN and access the archived webinar, click here

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Open Enrollment is Right Around the Corner!
The new open enrollment period for the NY State of Health Marketplace begins on November 15, 2014. Assistors across the state are gearing up to help uninsured consumers to enroll in health coverage and insured consumers to process their renewals. We will be updating our Outreach and Enrollment webpage with new information and resources as they become available, so please visit often!

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