Health Center Operations
Bureau of Primary Healthcare National Cooperative Agreements Midyear Highlights 2012, April 2012
This report contains links to training resources, such as webinars, and publications produced by HRSA’s National Cooperative Agreement Partners. The resources are designed to help health centers in their efforts to meet the unique needs of special populations including Farmworkers, the homeless, residents of public housing and school children. Focus areas include PCMH and Outreach and Enrollment.
Grant Funding Opportunity: Florida Department of Health/CDC Regional Cancer Control Collaborative Support
Electronic Health Records Medicare Incentive Program: Registration Now Open
AHCA Electronic Health Records Medicaid Incentive Program: Registration Begins September 5, 2011
Patient-Centered Medical Home Poised to Transform Health Care Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2011
Affordable Care Act Supplemental Grant Opportunity
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) is pleased to announce the release of the Affordable Care Act supplemental grant opportunity for existing section 330 funded health centers to improve the quality of care, access to services, and reimbursement opportunities for health centers by supporting the costs associated with enhancing quality improvement systems and becoming patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). These costs may include access enhancements, patient flow redesign, care planning, support for team-based models of service delivery, and necessary systems upgrades.
This PCMH funding opportunity provides upfront assistance to grantees as they make the practice changes necessary to achieve and/or enhance PCMH recognition.
Grantees interested in receiving the supplemental funds must submit a supplemental funding request of up to $35,000 in the EHB using the Prior Approval Request module within the H80 Grant Handbook. Note: This amount of funding may be increased up to $50,000 depending on the number of successful applicants. EHB applications must be submitted by 8:00 PM ET on or before August 22, 2011.
This opportunity is open to existing section 330 funded health centers.
Health Center Capital Projects Funding Guidelines
The Health Resources and Services Administration issues guidelines on federal funding to support capital projects, particularly Capital Development grants authorized under the Affordable Care Act.
PAL 2011-07 outlines processes for documenting the sites within a health center's approved project, where construction and/or alterations/renovations can occur.
The policy notice summarizes the five components of an approved project, and the process for health centers seeking prior approval to make changes in the approved scope of project.
This announcement applies to any section 330 funded health center receiving Capital Development funds.
Priority Management Group Community Health Center Summer webinar series including: CHC Charge Setting & Slide July 27; CEO – Top 10 Questions for Billing August 3 ; Front Desk & the CHC Revenue Cycle August 10; FQHC Medicare Changes 2011 August 17; CHC Compliance 101 August 31. 20% discount on the series for a limited time.
Midyear Report on Activities of the National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) supported by the Bureau of Primary Health Care including many helpful resources for BPHC grantees.
FQHCs and Medicare: 2011 and Beyond Priority Management Group is presenting a series of articles on issues affecting Community Health Centers, including reimbursement and best billing practices. This piece focuses on the impending changes to Medicare reimbursement.