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February 11,  2016
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Health Center Board Member Corporate Compliance Webinar 

On February 17, 2016, Michigan Primary Care Association will host a corporate compliance webinar for Health Center board members. 

The webinar, held from 10 - 11 am ET, will focus on understanding the different elements of Corporate Compliance and board member involvement in the process.

Andrea Merritt, a partner of Athena Compliance Partners will share her expertise gained from her years of work with health care organizations and Health Centers. The webinar is free and open to all to attend, but registration is required in advance.

2016 Marketplace Open Enrollment a Success in Michigan

Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) would like to congratulate Health Center Outreach and Enrollment (O/E) staff on another successful Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment!

At the end of the 2016 Marketplace open enrollment period, January 31, 2016, 345,813 Michiganders had enrolled or renewed for coverage—that’s an increase of over 4,900 consumers from the previous enrollment period! Certified enrollment staff at Michigan Health Centers were integral in answering questions and helping community residents enroll and renew Marketplace coverage as well as Medicaid, MI Child, and Healthy Michigan Plan coverage. Health Center O/E staff enrolled nearly 9,000 Michiganders in coverage between October and December 2015. 

Marketplace open enrollment may be over, but enrollment in Medicaid programs and Marketplace Special Enrollment Periods keep Health Center O/E staff busy all year long. You can find up-to-date enrollment numbers in our bi-weekly Health Coverage Enrollment Report.

Consumers looking for answers about Michigan health coverage can visit, a project of MPCA designed to help individuals understand how to apply for coverage in Michigan and then learn about their new benefits and make the most of their health coverage.

**Next Week's eUpdate - State of Michigan Budget Recommendations**


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Webinar: Health Center Board Member Corporate Compliance
February 17, 2016, 10 - 11 am ET

Michigan Colorectal Cancer Screening 80% by 2018 Workshop
February 22, 2016, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm ET
Comfort Inn, Lansing, MI

2016 MPCA Legislative Forum
March 8, 2016, 8 am - 5 pm ET
Anderson House Office Building, Lansing, MI

Webinar: Medical-Legal Partnerships
February 23, 2016, 1 - 2 pm ET

Save the Date: 2016 Health Center Board Member Training
May 10, 2016
Midland, 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


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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 with Job Posting in the subject field.



Michigan's Dental Registry Can Help You Meet Meaningful Use Requirements

Altarum Institute and the Michigan Caries Prevention Program are pleased to announce the Michigan’s Dental Registry (MiDR). MiDR is a brand new registry available to eligible providers for fulfillment of the public health specialized registry reporting objective for Meaningful Use.

Michigan’s Dental Registry is a pediatric oral health registry that will assist children who are in need of preventive dental services by connecting them with the appropriate care in both the medical and dental setting. The data submitted will allow for better coordination around patient treatment in the medical and dental setting, positively impacting the care provided to Medicaid children.  More information can be found at

Michigan’s Dental Registry is available for Physicians (Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathy), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants who treat patients under the age of 18. 

To register for reporting, send an email to or call 734.302.4782 with intent to utilize the registry. Registration is open until February 29, 2016. 


More State & National News





NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Technical Assistance Conference Calls
February 11, 2016, 7 - 9 pm ET
Host: Health Resources and Services Administration
Call In Information: 1.888.790.3148; Passcode: 7775191

Lifespan Alliance Research Day
Friday, February 12, 2016, 9 am - 3 pm ET
The Freer House
Host: Lifespan Alliance

Webinar: Navigating the NCQA Interactive Survey System (ISS) and Online Application
February 16, 2016, 10 - 11:30 AM ET
Host: National Committee for Quality Assurance
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Webinar: Population Health Inquiry Outcomes 
February 23, 2016, 1 - 2:30 pm ET
Host: Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative

Working to Bridge the Gap - Removing Breastfeeding Barriers

Lansing, March 15, 2016, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm ET
Marquette, March 19, 2016, 8:45 am - 4 pm ET
Host: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Webinar: MOC Part IV Requirements Using Pediatric Health
March 16, 2016, 12 - 1:30 pm ET
Host: Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Save the Date: Health Management Associates Inaugural Conference "The Future of Publicly Sponsored Healthcare"
October 10 - 11, 2016
The Palmer House, Chicago, IL
Host: Health Management Associates

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More resources in MPCA's online Education & Resource Center


Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant
Due: March 4, 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

Telehealth Network Grant Program
Funder: Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Due: April 8, 2016

Public Health Leader Fellowship Program
Funder: Department of Health & Human Services
Due: April 11, 2016

Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT)

Funder: Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health
Due: April 18, 2016; Technical Assistance Webinar: March 5, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET

Integrated Behavioral and Primary Care Grant for Safety Net Providers in Michigan
Funders: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Ethel and James Flinn Foundation
Due: April 18, 2016


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