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If your health center has a training or technical assistance that you'd like to share with others around the state, or would like to subscribe others at your health center to Your CHCANYS please email the pertinent information to Libby Post at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
CHCANYS UPDATES $2.7 billion Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP) passed by the legislature. This DRP includes a range of cuts and two major one-shot revenue measures. Click here for details of its health and human services components.
The DRP includes a delay (not a cut) in $45 million of HEAL funds not yet distributed. CHCANYS suggests that any health center with a pending HEAL project contact your Assembly and/or Senate member to apprise them of your project and emphasize that delaying payment would be harmful to the project.
Webinar: Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)/ Meaningful Use: Recognizing Health Center Opportunities, Needs and Challenges On Tuesday, January 26 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm or Thursday, Jan 28th from 11:00 am -12:30 pm, PCDC and CHCANYS are partnering to provide technical assistance to community health centers seeking NCQA PCMH Recognition. During these two webinars, we will introduce the project and discuss the financial incentives related to meaningful use and PCMH recognition, share PCDC's latest NCQA PCMH recognition tools and provide a forum to discuss health centers' current efforts, obstacles, and needs.
December 2009 Medicaid Update Outlines Patient-Centered Medical Home Incentive Program The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has just approved the release of the December 2009 Medicaid Update which outlines the Patient-Centered Medical Home Incentive Program. Chapter 58 of the Laws of 2009 authorized the NYSDOH to implement an initiative to incentivize the development of patient-centered medical homes to improve health outcomes through better coordination and integration of patient care for persons enrolled in New York Medicaid. For the Update, please click here.
New health care reform link on CHCANYS home page now available. This link will bring you to a series of resource links from advocacy groups, foundations, the federal government and the media. The NACHC links in particular provide a broad base of information including tools for health center-based advocacy for Health Care Reform. Click here and look for Healthcare Reform on the Quick Links bar.
SAVE THE DATE! Monday, February 1, 2010 is Community Advocacy Day at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Please go to www.chcanys.org and register today. Look for the Advocacy Day graphic banner on the right side of our home page.
FLU VACCINE UPDATE H1N1 Vaccine Recall The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a non-safety related voluntary recall of certain lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 Pediatric (0.25 mL, for 6-35 month old) vaccine in pre-filled syringes. This recall is due to a decrease in antigen content that drops below qualifying specifications. Click here for the CDC announcement.
NYC providers can find the CDC's announcement along with a provider letter from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene by clicking here.
Below is information provided by the manufacturer (Sanofi Pasteur) and instructions for return of unused recalled vaccine. NOTE: This only applies to the 0.25 ml pre-filled syringes with the following lot numbers: UT023DA, UTO028DA, UT028CB and UT030CA. If you have any 0.25 ml pre-filled syringes in your refrigerator, please check the lot number of this vaccine. Vaccine from all other lot numbers should be used and does not need to be returned.
For "Dear Doctor" Letter, please click here. For Instructions for Complying with Recall, please click here. For Packaging Slip and Packaging Instructions, please click here.
Providers who have received H1N1 vaccine from the lots in question directly from McKesson should have received a packet with instructions from Sanofi Pasteur. Providers who did not receive a packet on Thursday, December 17, 2009, should call Sanofi Pasteur's Customer Service Department at 888-241-9288.
Statewide NYS DOH Requests Health Center Contact Information If you have not yet responded to NYSDOH's request for updated contact information for facilities, administration and HPN coordinators, please send the requested information to Matt Ziemer at mziemer@CHCANYS.org with "Updated Contact Information" as the subject line. To review the request letter from Jonathan Maskin, NYSDOH Office of Health Emergency Preparedness, please click here.
All New Yorkers 6 months and older now eligible for H1N1 Vaccine. Health care providers can now make the H1N1 influenza vaccine available to all New Yorkers, 6 months and older, including those who are not in priority groups established by the CDC. Please click on the names of either the State or City DOH below to access their advisory documents.
NACHC NEWS ARRA Reporting: HCQR Reporting Round Three Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 2 pm EST Online registration cutoff date: December 31, 2009 In advance of the third ARRA report, NACHC will offer a webinar that reviews the required reporting elements of the HCQR, FederalReporting.gov, required internal control policies/procedures and an overview of required Federal grant compliance requirements. RSM McGladrey Speaker: Peter Epp Registration Rate: $99 To register, please click here.
The New Federal Financial Reporting January 21, 2010, 2 pm EST Online registration cutoff date: January 18, 2010 The Financial Status Report (FSR-Form SF 269) and the Quarterly Federal Cash Transaction Report (PSC-272) are both now consolidated into the Federal Financial Report (FFR-Form 425), beginning with the federal fiscal year's first quarter ending 12/31/09. The Quarterly reporting previously filed using the PSC-272 report will now be due 30 days after the end of the quarter, instead of the 45 days previously allowed. This webcast will inform you about the changes required as a result of this consolidation. RSM McGladrey Speaker: Mike Holton To register, please click here.
Understanding Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans, Including Wraparound, for FQHCs Thursday, February 11, 2010, 2 PM EST Online registration cutoff date: February 8, 2009 Health centers are entitled to payment for providing any Part B service (e.g., FQHC services, x-ray, or laboratory) to Medicare beneficiaries through MA plans. However, health centers will be paid different amounts based on whether the health center has a contract with the MA plan or is a non-participating provider. Additionally, health centers will be paid a supplemental amount if the MA plan arrangement qualifies for "wraparound." This webcast will help you better understand Medicare payment rules for FQHCs providing services through MA plans. RSM McGladrey Speaker: Mike Holton To register, please click here.
For further information on any of these webcasts, contact: Sherry Giles or (301) 347-0400. For technical assistance, contact: Ema Rukeviciute of RSM McGladrey, Inc. Cancellation fees apply.