Changes to Operational Site Visit Protocol & Better Dialogue About Diabetic Patients

Changes to Operational Site Visit Protocol & Better Dialogue About Diabetic Patients

In case you haven’t heard, at the end of last month HRSA implemented a new Site Visit Protocol (SVP) that has replaced the existing Site Visit Guide. This tool is to be used in combination with the current Compliance Manual and will be used to assess compliance during operational site visits (OSVs).

FQHC Funding Cliff Update - Today is the day!

FQHC Funding Cliff Update - Today is the day!

Today is the day! Very soon the US Senate will vote on a budget package that includes funding to fix the Health Center Funding Cliff  via a two year extension of the Community Health Center Fund.  Soon after the Senate vote, the package will move to the House for a final vote that must occur before midnight tonight to avoid a government shutdown. To be clear, today is the day Congress can vote to fix the Health Center Funding cliff once and for all.

A Day of Demonstration for America's Health Centers #RedAlert4CHCs

A Day of Demonstration for America's Health Centers #RedAlert4CHCs

On Tuesday, February 6th, we are organizing a Day of Demonstration for America’s Health Centers called Red Alert for Health Centers. As a part of this effort, we ask you to wear red as part of a #RedAlert4CHCs. We also encourage those of you on social media to take and post pictures with the #RedAlert4CHCs hashtag demanding immediate action to fix the cliff. 

The FQHC Funding Cliff:  Update Following Government Shutdown 2018

The FQHC Funding Cliff:  Update Following Government Shutdown 2018

As I write this update about the status of the Federal FQHC funding cliff, Congress is in the process of voting to reopen the Government, with health centers still left in uncharted territory.

It is generally agreed that Federal funds will again flow in time, at near traditional levels. However, the way you manage these three key areas now may impact your level of success once Congress regains its direction.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! CMS Guidance for 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! CMS Guidance for 2018

The Holidays are coming - good food, conversation, gifts, developing New Year’s budgets and strategies.  Wait – budgets and strategies?

Yes, you read right! Health centers can maximize their budgets (and thus their Mission) by reviewing Federal policy updates and reimbursement changes to FQHC’s.

Funding Announcements from HRSA: Ryan White & CHGME

Funding Announcements from HRSA: Ryan White & CHGME

Funding Announcements from HRSA Primary Health Care Digest. $2.36 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants, and $285 million to 58 children’s hospitals through HRSA’s Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program.