Variety of important resources to help both existing FQHCs as well as those in the planning process to become compliant with the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Health Center Program Requirements.

CHCANYS has compiled a variety of important resources to help both existing FQHCs as well as those in the planning process to become compliant with the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Health Center Program Requirements. Program Requirements are outlined in the Health Center Compliance Manual, available online here.

If you have questions about any of the information or links on this page please contact Liliana Heredia.

Federal Resources
  • Health Center Site Visit Protocol
    The Health Center Program Site Visit Protocol (SVP) is the tool for assessing compliance with Health Center Program requirements during OSVs. The SVP is designed to provide HRSA the information necessary to perform its oversight responsibilities using a standard and transparent methodology that aligns with the Compliance Manual. To access this information, click here.
  • Policy Information Notices (PINS) and Policy Assistance Letters (PALS) 
    In addition to the Compliance Manual, the Bureau of Primary Health Care has issued both PINs and PALs. Policy Information Notices (PINs) define and clarify policies and procedures that grantees funded under Section 330 must follow. Program Assistance Letters (PALs) summarize and explain items of significance for health centers, including, for example, HRSA program implementation activities, recently enacted laws, final regulations, and/or new HHS initiatives. These important documents are archived on the BPHC website for your reference, in both Adobe PDF format and plain text format. Click here to download. 
  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Poverty Guidelines
    The Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) are issued each year in the Federal register by HHS and are often used for determining financial eligibility for certain federal programs. To access this information, click here.
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) 
    The intent of the Health Center FTCA Medical Malpractice Program is to increase the availability of funds to health centers to provide primary health care services. For more information, click here.
  • The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - ICD 10- Information and Resources 
    The CMS website offers tools and resources to help providers, payers, and vendors identify and address opportunities for improvement and maintain progress on ICD-10 .To access this information, click here.
  • The Federal Office of Inspector General (OlG
    The OIG website houses a detailed Work Plan and sets forth various projects to be addressed during the fiscal year by the Office of Audit Services.  Click here to view the current OIG work plan. 
State Resources
  • New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG)
    The OMIG website offers compliance tools and webinars available for replay, click here to access.
  • New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Medicaid Update  
    Each month, the NYSDOH releases an important email bulletin containing a variety of updates on Financial and Operation information. Click here to view the NYSDOH Medicaid Update.
More Resources
  • Compliance Resources 
    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Compliance Practice offers a variety of compliance-related resources specifically for community health centers.  To access this information, click here.
  • Board Source - Publication and Media Resources 
    This website houses information and resources highlighting the most important roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members.  To access this information, click here.
  • National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Publications and Reports
    National Association of Community Health Centers Online Publications are available on the NACHC website.  This site includes monographs, comprehensive manuals, handbooks, issue briefs, reports and information bulletins on operations, management, finance, special populations and a host of additional topics. Some can be downloaded for free while others are available for purchase, with members receiving a discount.  To access this information, click here.
  • The Community Health Association of Mountain Plains - CHAMPS
    CHAMPS has compiled and developed a selection of online resources for community health center Executive Directors (EDs) and Board of Directors (BOD) members, in an effort to help the Region VIII Community Health Centers build and maintain strong and effective governing structures.  To access this information, click here.