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May 19, 2016
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Two Michigan Health Centers Receive Re-Accreditation for Quality & Patient Safety

Two Michigan Health Centers have been awarded Joint Commission re-accreditation for the Ambulatory Health Care Program, Detroit Community Health Connection and Downriver Community Services.  

The Ambulatory Health Care Program accreditation assesses Health Center quality and patient safety, and Health Centers are evaluated against standards of quality improvement, quality assurance, risk management and performance improvement. 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) supports Health Centers seeking to achieve ambulatory health care accreditation as well as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. HRSA contracts with three organizations to provide technical assistance and training for their respective recognition processes. The organization include:

Congratulations to Detroit Community Health Connection and Downriver Community Services on their re-accreditation.  

If you are interested in applying for Ambulatory Health Care or PCMH accreditation, contact Simmi Isaac

National Health Center Week 2016: Kick Start Your Planning 

On May 11, 2016, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) held a kick-off webinar for National Health Center Week (NHCW) which is scheduled for August 7 - 13, 2016. 

The year's theme is "Celebrating America's Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health."

As you start to brainstorm events and activities for your Health Center, please take the time to watch/listen to the NACHC webinar. This year, two NHCW planners from Health Centers were guest speakers and they shared their "out-of-the-box" ideas for events. In addition, NACHC shared several resources, tips and tools to help you plan, manage and engage! 

The Michigan Primary Care Association is finalizing a list of ideas we'll share with you to help kick-start your planning - stay tuned!

Whether your event is big or small, one day or a full week, each event is important in telling the story of why Health Centers make a difference in your communities and collectively, change the narrative in communities throughout the nation!

For more information, click on the following links:

Event Activities and Ideas
Social Media Tools
2016 Media Toolkit
Invite Letter for Your Member of Congress
2016 Congressional Calendar

If you have any questions, contact Alyssa Jones or Ryan Grinnell-Ackerman.

MPCA New Hires & Staff Promotion

Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) welcomes three new staff members to our team – Nina Lavi, Amber Desgranges and Debra Kristy.

Nina joined MPCA as a Clinical Coordinator. Her focus will be on special populations including migrant, homeless and veterans, and the Community Health Worker Cancer Project for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer. In addition, Nina will assist in various behavioral health projects, including Project SPIRIT, integration work, and behavioral health networks.

Amber joined MPCA as a Program Coordinator. Her focus will be on providing support to the technical assistance contract and work plans. In addition, Amber will support the Michigan Community Health Network.
     
Debbie joined MPCA as a Health Information Technology Specialist. She will assist to Health Centers in the areas of Electronic Health Record optimization, Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchanges and interoperability efforts.

In addition, Kelli Rockwell has been promoted to Accounting and Contract Specialist. In this role, Kelli will be responsible for accrual entries alongside compliance in financial processes. In addition, Kelli will coordinate and track MPCA’s contracts with independent contractors.

Correction: HHS Awards Health Infrastructure Investment Funding for Ten Michigan Health Centers

In the May 12, 2016 MPCA eUpdate, awardees of the Health Infrastructure Investment Program were highlighted in an article, HHS Awards Health Infrastructure Investment Funding for Ten Health Centers

Thunder Bay Community Health Services, Inc. was accidentally left off. 
The $1,000,000 grant will be used at their Hillman site. 

Finance Officers Network Meeting Scheduled for May 24

The Michigan Primary Care Association will be host a Finance Officers Network Meeting on May 24, 2016, at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in Lansing, Michigan. 

The meeting will include 
a 2 1/2 hour session on "Making Sense of Payment Reform and Accountable Systems of Care" with presenter Shannon Nielson of Centerprise, Inc., who will speak remotely. Additional topics will include Operational Site Visits and Lessons Learned, Medicaid Updates, and Medicare Cost Report. To view the entire agenda, click here.  

  

More News from MPCA

 


UPCOMING MPCA EVENTS

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Finance Officers Network Meeting
May 24, 2016, 10 am - 4 pm ET
The Kellogg Center, Lansing, MI

340B from A to Z Training

June 8, 2016, 8:30 - 3:30 pm ET
Michigan Primary Care Association, Lansing, MI

Michigan LGBT Health Summit
June 13, 2016, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm ET
Double Tree by Hilton Bay City, Bay City, MI

Recruitment & Retention Conference
June 15, 2016, 8:30 am - 4 pm ET
The James B. Henry Center, Lansing, 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

100k in 100 Days: Become a Registered Health Center Advocate

On May 11, 2016, the National Association of Community Health Centers announced their new advocacy campaign - 100K in 100 Days. This nationwide challenge aims to reach 100,000 Health Center advocates by the end of August 2016.

Currently, 80,000 advocates are registered in for the Health Center Advocacy Network - the goal of 100,000 is so close!

After more than 15 years of dramatic growth, America’s Health Centers are the now largest network of primary care providers in the nation. Health Centers today serve more than 24 million patients and are supported by nearly 200,000 staff and board members. The work of the Health Center Advocacy Network has been a major reason for the past growth of Health Centers and in order to keep pace with this growth, advocate growth is needed!

Help continue the Health Center growth through signing up to be an advocate today! In addition to advocating for all Health Centers nationwide, you'll be a vital part in helping to advocate for Michigan Health Centers!  Be a part of the movement - sign up as an advocate today!

Asian & Pacific Islander: One of Michigan's Fastest Growing Racial/Ethnic Group

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) reported the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations are some of the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups in Michigan.

As part of the MDHHS continued focus on increasing knowledge about the health and related health disparities of racial and ethnic minorities, the department conducted an analysis to compare pregnancy characteristics and birth outcomes within the API populations in Michigan.

The 2016 report provides important data that allow for the comparison of maternal and infant outcomes by specific API ethnic groups. Birth data was analyzed for larger API groups such as Asian Indian, Chinese and Korean, but also smaller groups such as Hmong, Laotian, Thai, Bangladeshi and Burmese.

The full report, “Pregnancy and Infant Health Indicators among Asian and Pacific Islanders within the State of Michigan: 2016 Report” presents the results of 14 indicators related to maternal and infant health.

Approved UDS Changes for Calendar Year 2016

As outlined in Program Assistance Letter 2016-02- Approved Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2016Health Center Program Grantees and Look-Alikes should be collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI) data elements for UDS 2016.

Consistent with this request, Health Center Program Grantees and Look-Alikes, should begin thinking about how to collect SO/GI data elements, if you are not already collecting this information.

If you have questions, contact the UDS Helpline regarding UDS content and reporting, including hardships. The UDS Helpline and email are 866.837.4357 and udshelp330@bphcdata.net.   

NACHC to Host Several Webinars

Mark your calendars for the following webinars from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC):

Webinar: The FQHC Medicaid PPS: Digging Deeper
May 24, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET

This webinar will expand upon topics discussed during the May 10, 2016, PPS webinar by delving into implementation issues as well as providing recent developments from the field. 
 
Webinar: Value in Health Care: Payer Perspectives for FQHCs
June 2, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET

Panelists from both public and private payers will discuss their organization’s goals, how they define "value", what their organization is doing to promote value-based care. In addition, the panelists will share their perspectives on how Health Centers contribute to the Triple Aim (improving patient experience and population health while reducing system costs) and considerations for Health Centers as they think about the future.
 
Webinar: Federal Reproductive Health Statutes and Regulations
May 27, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET

Jacki Leifer of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell will review relevant federal statutes, regulations and grant requirements related to reproductive health that apply to Federally Qualified Health Centers.
 
Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: State Policy & Behavioral Health (register for all three webinars through this link.)
Behavioral Health Integration, June 14, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Substance Use Disorder, June 21, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Behavioral Health Workforce, June 28, 2016, 2 pm ET

Behavioral health experts will speak to state health policy challenges and opportunities related to behavioral health integration in Health Centers.
 
Save the dates for a webinar series on Medicaid PPS issues. 

Managed Care including Wraparound & Out-of-Network Issues: July 13, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET
Rate Setting and Change in Scope: July 20, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET
Hot Topics: July 27,2016, 3 - 4 pm ET

CMS Finalizes New Medicare Cost Report Form for FQHCs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the new 
Medicare FQHC Cost Report Form, which reflects the implementation of the Medicare PPS for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). 

In response to National Association of Community Health Center (NACHC) requests, CMS is granting a one-time extension to the cost report due dates to FQHCs whose first cost reporting period under PPS ended on or before March 31, 2016. Additional information will be made available by NACHC as well as a webinar and in-person training opportunities.

 

More State & National News

 


 

UPCOMING STATE & NATIONAL EVENTS

 

Webinar: The FQHC Medicaid PPS: Digging Deeper
May 24, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Webinar: 2016 Population Health Survey Results
May 25, 2016, 2 - 3:30 pm ET
Host: eHI

Webinar: Making Connections that Stick: Best Practices that Turn Outreach into Relationships
May 25, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: Enroll America

Webinar: 340B Vendors - TPAs and Beyond
May 26, 2016, 3 - 4:30 pm ET
Host: Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Webinar: Federal Reproductive Health Statutes & Regulations
May 27, 2016, 2:00 pm ET
Host: Feidesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Webinar: State Approaches to Providing Health-Related Supportive Services through Medicaid
June 2, 2016, 1 - 2 pm ET
Host: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Webinar: Value in Health Care: Payer Perspectives for FQHCs
June 2, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Webinar: Human Resources - HR Legal Update: Time & Effort Reporting
June 7, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Financial Operations Management Level 3 (FOM III)
June 8 - 9, 2016
Seattle, Washington
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Webinar: Staying in Touch: The Art of Connecting Consumers to Year-Round Access
June 8, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: Enroll America

Webinar: Hot Topics and Common Pitfalls in 340B Compliance
June 9, 2016, 3 - 4:30 pm ET
Host: Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Webinar: Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Patients
June 13, 2016, 2 - 3:30 pm ET
Host: Health Resources and Services Administration

Webinar: Undiagnosed Hypertension in the Safety Net
June 14, 2016, 1 - 2 pm ET
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Webinar Series: Ask the Experts: State Policy & Behavioral Health (register for all three webinars through this link.)
Behavioral Health Integration, June 14, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Substance Use Disorder, June 21, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Behavioral Health Workforce, June 28, 2016, 2 pm ET

Bridges Out of Poverty Community Conversation
June 14, 2016, 8 - 11 am ET
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI
Host: NonProfit Network

11th Annual Health Care Heroes Celebration 2016
June 17, 2016, 7 pm ET
Wayne State University Law School-Damon J. Keith Center, Detroit, MI
Host: MICHUHCAN

De-Mystifying the 19 Program Requirements
June 21 & 22, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Host: Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Webinar: Connecting the System - Technology for Consumer Engagement
June 22, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: Enroll America 

Save the Date - Webinar Series: Medicaid PPS Issues.   
Managed Care including Wraparound & Out-of-Network Issues: July 13, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET
Rate Setting and Change in Scope: July 20, 2016, 3 - 4 pm ET
Hot Topics: July 27,2016, 3 - 4 pm ET

Webinar: Health as a Second Language - Connecting Health Insurance Literacy to Outreach and Coverage to Care Efforts
July 13, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: Enroll America

Practical Art of Health Center Operations (PAHCO) Seminar
July 27 - July 29, 2016
Denver, CO
Host: National Association of Community Health Centers

Webinar: PowerMapping - Expanding Capacity & Building Partnerships to Connect with Consumers All Year Long
July 27, 2016, 2 - 3 pm ET
Host: Enroll America

Managing Ambulatory Health Care (MAHC II): Advanced Course for Clinical Leaders in Community Health Centers
September 12 - 15, 2016
Boston, MA

 

More Upcoming State & National Events

 



REPORTS & RESOURCES

More resources in MPCA's online Education & Resource Center



GRANTS


Indian Health Service (IHS) RFP for Telehealth Services
Due: June 6, 2016, 4 pm ET
Funder: Indian Health Service


Reducing Reliance on Secure Placement and Improving Community-Based Responses for Girls At-Risk of Entering the Juvenile Justice System
Due: June 20, 2016
Funder: Department of Justice


Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking
Due: June 29, 2016
Funder: Department of Justice


Street Outreach Program
Due: July 5, 2016
Funder Department of Health & Human Services / Administration for Children and Families


Basic Center Program
Due: July 5, 2016
Funder: Department of Health & Human Services / Administration for Children and Families

 

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