Compliance

Getting ready for your HRSA Site Visit? Don't miss these protocol changes!

Getting ready for your HRSA Site Visit? Don't miss these protocol changes!

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.

Say goodbye to quick compliance fixes during your Operational Site Visit

Say goodbye to quick compliance fixes during your Operational Site Visit

Health centers may no longer make quick fixes onsite during an Operational Site Visit (OSV). Instead, there is the opportunity to submit documentation demonstrating compliance following an OSV through a streamlined process called Compliance Resolution Opportunity (CRO).

Is your Board on-board for your next operational site visit?

Is your Board on-board for your next operational site visit?

If you’ve been following the FQHC Germane blog, you are aware (hopefully!) that 2018 has brought with it changes to the operational site visit (OSV) model.

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.

Important News: BPHC has released draft Health Center Program Compliance Manual (the Compliance Manual) for public comment.

Important News: BPHC has released draft Health Center Program Compliance Manual (the Compliance Manual) for public comment.

HRSA just released their draft Health Center Program Compliance Guide.  This guide, which has been a long time in coming, is organized to closely follow the HRSA 19 program requirements. As a draft, this guide is open for comments through November 22, 2016. 

OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Rules are Changing - Is Your Health Center Ready?

OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Rules are Changing - Is Your Health Center Ready?

Many community health care centers have been exempt from certain reporting requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), but that rule is changing effective January 1, 2015. It is important to review the OSHA changes and make sure you are compliant with all state level and federal regulations. 

Employee Classification Changes Coming Your Way: Overtime Compensation Costs Could Rise

Employee Classification Changes Coming Your Way: Overtime Compensation Costs Could Rise

Do you struggle with determining if a position is exempt or non-exempt from overtime?  If so, pay attention because in March President Obama issued a directive to the Department of Labor (DOL) to simplify regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Sweeping changes are expected to be announced in November 2014 that include significant emphasis on how overtime exemptions are determined for executive, administrative, and professional employees commonly referred to as “White Collar Exemptions.” These changes, which do not necessitate congressional approval, could increase your organization's overtime compensation costs.