Weekly update of FQHC-related news, information, and resources from FQHC Germane, The FQHC Experts.
Happy National Health Center Week (NHCW)! This year's theme really is a great one: Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America's Health Care Heroes.
The majority of our blog subscribers work at or with health centers so, if you're reading this blog, chances are, YOU are a healthcare hero - And we at FQHC Germane would like to say THANK YOU for all that you do!
Although it might not be obvious on the surface, the proposed changes of the "Patients Over Paperwork" initiative could very well have far-reaching effects in the FQHC world, affecting reimbursements, quality programs, and more.
Today we will focus on those changes specifically related to your Board of Directors, and how you can ensure that your Board is prepared to ace your next OSV.
CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum to give providers an opportunity to ask questions about the New Medicare Card Project. Use this call to get answers to your questions, so you are ready to accept the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier starting April 1, 2018.
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).