May is Mental Health Awareness Month. When we collectively talk about health, the conversation has shifted to “whole person” health, but in practice we still tend to focus on physical health. This disconnect is supported by most conventional health insurance plans that consider dental a separate benefit, vision a separate benefit and often carve out or don’t even cover behavioral health support. This misalignment presents a challenge to healthcare providers who desire to provide whole person health but still must operate within the constraints of the system.
It’s come to our attention that many of you are not aware of FQHC.org’s robust FQHC Resource section, so we’ve decided to remedy that by putting together a series of blog posts highlighting our most helpful resources.
As always, our goal is to help make your life just a little bit easier.
If there is anything else we can do to help you solve your biggest operational and financial challenges so your health center can thrive, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Coos County Family Health Services, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center located in Berlin and Gorham, New Hampshire is seeking a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The organization, founded in 1974, is located in the scenic White Mountains. It’s staff of approximately 145 employees provides integrated primary care, behavioral health, dental and social services to more than 13,000 individuals each year from four clinic locations.
Are you interested in adding integrated behavioral health services to your health center? Check out this new funding opportunity from HRSA. Need help writing your application? We’re here for you - Contact us today for a free consultation.
2019 Site Visit Protocol Update Now Available for Preview
HRSA has updated the Site Visit Protocol (SVP) in response to feedback from stakeholders, including health centers, strategic partners, site visit team reviewers, and HRSA staff. No changes were made to the Compliance Manual or to Health Center Program requirements.
The 2019 SVP Update is now available for public preview. It will go into effect for site visits that start after Thursday, April 18.
As part of HRSA’s commitment to continuous quality improvement, the updated SVP increases clarity and continues to provide HRSA the information necessary to perform its oversight responsibilities using a standard and transparent methodology that aligns with the Compliance Manual. Check out the summary of the changes and 2019 SVP Update Frequently Asked Questions.
Are you concerned that your health center might not be ready for your HRSA Site Visit?
We understand how stressful it can be to prepare for your site visit, and we’re here for you. Contact us today to schedule a Mock Site Visit. During this visit, our team of FQHC experts will make you aware of any potential compliance issues so you can be prepared to ace your site visit when the time comes.
Do you want to enhance your dental program? Check out this new funding opportunity from HRSA. Need help writing your application? We’re here for you - Contact us today for a free consultation
If you’re still considering hiring someone to write a strong application for the recent NAP funding opportunity, get in touch soon - We have some capacity, but it’s limited. The March 12th deadline for Grants.gov will be here before you know it!