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MPCA eUpdate | January 21, 2016
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January 21,  2016
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2016 MPCA Annual Conference 

Mark your calendar to join Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) for the 2016 Annual Conference which will be held from August 14 - August 16 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan.

The annual event brings together Michigan Health Center staff and board members to learn from each other and expert faculty on clinical, finance, operations, governance, and administrative topics. It is an opportunity to refuel, engage, and return home with new ideas, connections, resources, tools, and approaches to strengthen your Health Center's programs, services, and operations. Take a look at last year's event here.

More details on the 2016 MPCA Annual Conference will be posted as they become available. In the meantime, be sure to visit our calendar for upcoming MPCA events.

A Message from Rebecca Cienki, MPCA COO

Michigan Health Centers are headed into another great year with the promise of continued growth and transformation. We begin 2016 with the approval of the second waiver for Healthy Michigan Plan, the launch of Health Homes as an opportunity to broaden care teams and transition payment, the formation of the Michigan Community Health Network, national recognition for Michigan Health Center efforts in addressing social determinants, and so much more. 

It has been a true honor to represent and support Michigan’s Health Centers and underserved populations for the past 13 years.

I have accepted a new opportunity as a Senior Program Officer with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Transition plans are already underway and over the next month I will be working closely with Kim, the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) leadership team and staff to assure a smooth transition. My last day with MPCA will be February 11, 2016. 

 

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UPCOMING MPCA EVENTS

Please note that you must be logged in to MPCA’s online community when registering for MPCA-hosted events to receive a discounted rate if your organization is an MPCA member. If you are subscribed to the MPCA eUpdate, you have a profile in MPCA's online community. If you have forgotten your password, please use the "forgot password" link under the sign-in box to reset your password. If you need further assistance, please contact info@mpca.net.

 

Michigan Colorectal Cancer Screening 80% by 2018 Workshop
February 22, 2016
Lansing, MI

2016 MPCA Legislative Forum
March 8, 2016
Anderson House Office Building, Lansing, MI


Save the Date: Michigan LBGTQ Health Summit
June 13, 2016
Bay City, MI

Save the Date: 2016 MPCA Annual Conference
August 14 - August 16, 2016
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, MI

 

More MPCA Events


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

More Career Opportunities

 

MPCA posts job openings at Michigan Health Center Program grantees, Michigan FQHC Look-Alikes, and MPCA active member organizations. To submit a job opening for posting in the online MPCA Career Center and in the MPCA eUpdate, email the job title, a brief overview, a bulleted list of qualifications, and instructions on how to apply to info@mpca.net with Job Posting in the subject field.

 


STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

Health Workforce National Advisory Committee Seeks Nominations

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking nominations for five National Advisory Committees that advise the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services on health workforce policy and programs. The committees assess health professions' education and training standards, workforce trends and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and need expertise and representation from rural areas.

Additional information on qualifications and the nomination process for each committee can be found through the following links:

Governor Snyder: State of the State 

On January 19, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder made his annual State of the State address. This year, instead of highlighting successes, the Governors speech addressed critical issues facing the residents of Michigan.

The Flint Water Crisis was the first area of focus during which the Governor apologized to the residents of Flint and vowed to make it right. "I am sorry, most of all, that I let you down," Snyder said, speaking directly to Flint residents. "You deserve better. You deserve accountability. You deserve to know that the buck stops here with me." Governor Snyder also asked lawmakers for more than $28 million in the current fiscal year to deal with water crisis in Flint.

Late afternoon on January 20, the House passed a $28 million supplemental appropriation to fund the following:

  • $2 million to support National Guard efforts;
  • $935,000 to the Department of Education to support hiring additional school nurses, wrap-around services, providing early on and special education services as well as nutritional snacks for elementary students;
  • $17 million for the Department of Health & Human Services to cover the purchase of water filters and filter replacements, to provide nutrition support, community education and to support child and adolescent Health Centers;
  • $5.8 million to the Department of Environmental Quality to fund water system needs, provide lab and testing costs, provide corrosion control procedures and infrastructure integrity study;
  • $2 million to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for plumbing fixture replacement

Source: MIRS, January 20, 2016, 4:51 pm ET, PDF available on MPCA website


Governor Snyder then addressed Detroit Public Schools asking to split the city's school system into two, with the existing DPS left to pay down an estimated $515 million in operating debt while a new school district is created, Detroit Community School District, to educate the city's students and manage all other operations. Snyder highlighted the importance of studying school funding, career and technical schooling and other ways to increase Michigan’s education outcomes.

The remaining focus of the address included the creation of two commissions and the American Center for Mobility to address state infrastructure, education and the economy. They include:

  • Commission for 21st Century Education to investigate what obstacles are holding the state back and determine how to build the state's educational future. Results from the commission will be delivered by the end of November 2016.
  • Commission for Building 21st Century Infrastructure to investigate statewide infrastructure priorities including ageing water and sewer lines, electric grids, broadband Internet and the Soo Locks. Results from the commission are expected by September 2016.
  • Creating the American Center for Mobility to study and develop autonomous and connected vehicles to help Michigan remain a leader in the automotive industry.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can view it here.

HPV Vaccination Rates Low: Increase Awareness During Cervical Health Awareness Month & Beyond

During Cervical Health Awareness Month, raising the vaccination rates for human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) rates is a priority both nationally, and in Michigan.  The American Cancer Society states an estimated 12,900 cases of cervical cancer occurred in the US in 2015, with 350 cases occurring in Michigan. Of those occurrences, there were a total of 4,100 deaths in the US, with 120 deaths in Michigan.  

Michigan's HPV vaccination coverage is low – less than a third (30.5%) of females and less than a fifth (19.3%) of boys have received the recommended three doses of HPV vaccine.

For additional information, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Division of Immunization has provided an HPV Snapshot focusing on the roles of pharmacies in raising Michigan's HPV vaccination rates. Additional Snapshots will be available over the next few months! 

Additional information on the HPV vaccination can be found here.


Attention Providers: Plan First! Program Ending Soon 

The Plan First! Program is coming to an end soon and in the upcoming weeks, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) will be reviewing Plan First! recipients eligibility for other Medicaid programs. 

On January 19, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) announced they will be conducting ex parte reviews for the 32,000 recipients of Plan First! - conducting the reviews to determine recipients' eligibility for full Medicaid. As soon as an individual's ex parte review (with appeals) is complete, MDHHS will terminate the individual's Plan First! coverage.

Approximately 5,000 to 6,000 Plan First! beneficiaries do not have a current and/or updated address or contact information in the MDHHS system. Therefore, it is very important that Plan First! recipients update their address/contact information with MDHHS.

MDHHS has made a flyer available for Heath Centers to use that urges Plan First! beneficiaries to contact MDHHS to update their information. Health Centers are encouraged to prominently display the flyer in waiting/reception areas.

In addition, the Michigan Primary Care Association Enabling Services Team suggests billing and outreach staff work together to identify Health Center Plan First! patients and conduct in-reach to this group. It is likely a significant number of consumers will not be reviewed for Medicaid due to missing information, or may be eligible for Marketplace coverage. 

Providers with further questions can contact Provider Support by phone 1-800-292-2550 or email ProviderSupport@michigan.gov.

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Data 

With ten days remaining in open enrollment, here's a snapshot of national enrollment data made available by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Federal Marketplace Snapshot

Week 11

Jan 10 – Jan 16

Cumulative

Nov 1 – Jan 16

Plan Selections (net)

153,631

8,836,102

Applications Submitted (Number of Consumers)

560,581

11,627,465

Call Center Volume

1,138,599

11,535,731

Average Call Center Wait Time

8 minutes 32 seconds

10 minutes 20 seconds

Calls with Spanish Speaking Representative

81,358

700,632

Average Wait for Spanish Speaking Rep

29 seconds

21 seconds

HealthCare.gov Users

3,107,502

23,491,161

CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users

262,859

1,305,585

Window Shopping HealthCare.gov Users

730,139

8,032,535

Window Shopping CuidadoDeSalud.gov Users

15,443

159,445


As of January 20, 2016, Michigan has had 327,674 Marketplace plan selections between November 1, 2015, and January 16, 2016. 

  

More State & National News

 


 

UPCOMING STATE & NATIONAL EVENTS

 

340B Webinar #2: Contract Pharmacy Arrangements

January 26, 2016, 2 - 3:30 pm ET
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Webinar: Sexual Health and HIV Prevention: A Patient-Centered Approach for Primary Care
January 27, 2016, 12 - 1 pm ET
Host: Primary Care Development Corporation

Value-Based Payment Readiness: A Self-Assessment Tool for Primary Care Providers, FQHC's and Behavioral Health Providers
January 27, 2016, 1 - 2 pm ET
Host: Health Management Associates

Stepping up to Make a Difference: The Vital Role of Anchor Institutions in Community Health Improvements
January 27, 2016, 3 - 4:30 pm ET
Host: Public Health Institute

Webinar: eCQI Resource Center - Live Demo
January 27, 3 - 4 pm ET
Host: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

NACHC CEO Institute
February - August 2016
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Health Forum of West Michigan: Topic - Population Health
February 5, 2016, 7:30 - 9:30 am ET
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Host: Health Forum of West Michigan

Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Overdose Summit
February 10, 2016, 7:30 am - 4 pm ET
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Host: Greater Detroit Area Health Council
 
Webinar: "To Tweet of Not to Tweet" Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches to Advance Wellness and Violence Prevention via Social Media
February 11, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: National Institutes of Health

Practical Art of Health Center Finance (formerly FOM I)
February 24 - February 26, 2016
Costa Mesa, CA
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Health Forum of West Michigan: Topic - Evolution of Health Care
March 4, 2016, 7:30 - 9:30 am ET
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Host: Health Forum of West Michigan

2016 Policy & Issues Forum

March 16 - March 19, 2016
Washington, DC
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

World TB Day Conference - Migration & Tuberculous
April 8, 2016
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Host: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Practice Operations Management, Level II Seminar
April 20 - 21, 2016
Charlotte, NC
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Mental Health America: 2016 Annual Conference "Media, Messaging and Mental Health"
June 8 - June 10, 22106
Alexandria, VA
Host: Mental Health America

Managing Ambulatory Health Care 
June 27 - June 30, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

NACHC Community Health Institute & Expo

August 28 - 30, 2016
Chicago, IL
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers
Call for Abstracts & Posters: Due May 4, 2016


More Upcoming State & National Events

 



REPORTS & RESOURCES

More resources in MPCA's online Education & Resource Center



GRANTS


Christopher Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants
Due: February 15, 2016
Funder: Christopher Reeve Foundation

Targeted Capacity Expansion Peer-to-Peer Grant
Due: February 15, 2016
Funder: Health & Human Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program

Due: March 4, 2016
Funder: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth

Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant
Due: March 4, 2016
Funder: Health & Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration

Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Grant

Due: March 14, 2016
Funder: Health & Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration

2016  Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals Grant
Due: March 15, 2016
Funder: Health & Human Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Building Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Recipient Capacity to Engage People Living with HIV in Health Care Access

Due: March 22, 2016
Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration

Indian Health Service Health Professional Scholarship Program
Due: March 28, 2016
Funder: Indian Health Service

Indian Health Service Pregraduate Scholarship Program
Due: March 28, 2016
Funder: Indian Health Service

Indian Health Service Preparatory Scholarship
Due: March 28, 2016
Funder: Indian Health Service

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part C Capacity Development Program Grant
Due: March 28, 2016
Funder: Health & Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration

Accountable Health Communities
Due: March 31, 2016
Funder: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Full Circle Scholarships
Due: May 31, 2016
Funder: American Indian College Fund

Targeted Capacity Expansion Peer-to-Peer Grant
Due: February 15, 2016
Funder: Health & Human Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

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