NHSC Loan Repayment Application Conference Call on Mar. 5

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Dial-in Number: 1-877-917-6902
Participant Passcode: 5854645

Do you have additional questions about the application process for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program? Please join them on their conference call, where NHSC staff will be on hand to provide helpful answers about the application process.

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to view the recorded NHSC Loan Repayment Application and Program Guidelines Webcast and the helpful application checklist.

HRSA Requests for Grant Reviewers

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Call for new and experienced grant reviewers with expertise in health professions training, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, organ transplantation, primary care for under-served people, and rural health. Grant reviewers help HRSA select the best programs from competitive groups of applicants. Learn more.

Coverage Options for Immigrants in the Marketplace

There are new coverage options for immigrants in the Marketplace that are worth reviewing as the March 31st deadline for open enrollment approaches. “Lawfully present” immigrants within eligible income categories may be able to purchase health insurance in the federal or state-run exchanges, and receive tax credits, without the Medicaid eligibility restriction of a five-year waiting period.  States also have the option to eliminate the eliminate the five-year wait for Medicaid or CHIP coverage for otherwise eligible children and pregnant women, but not for other adults. Learn more about this issue on the NACHC Policy Shop blog.

Health Care Tax Tips Released

HHS has announced the launch of Health Care Tax Tips.  Seven new health care tax tips have been posted on IRS.gov at this link:  http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Health-Care-Tax-Tips2

The tips cover the following topics:

  • HC-TT-2014-01 – IRS Reminds Individuals of Health Care Choices for 2014 ─ Find out what you need to know about how health care choices you make for 2014 may affect your taxes.
  • HC-TT-2014-02 – The Health Insurance Marketplace – Learn about Your Health Insurance Coverage Options – Find out about getting health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
  • HC-TT-2014-03 – The Premium Tax Credit ─ Learn the basics of the Premium Tax Credit, including who might be eligible and how to get the credit.
  • HC-TT-2014-04 – The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment – An Overview ─ Provides information about types of qualifying coverage, exemptions from having coverage, and making a payment if you do not have qualifying coverage or an exemption.
  • HC-TT-2014-05 – Three Timely Tips about Taxes and the Health Care Law ─  Provides tips that help with filing the 2013 tax return, including information about employment status, tax favored health plans and itemized deductions.
  • HC-TT-2014-06 – Four Tax Facts about the Health Care Law for Individuals ─ Offers basic tips to help people determine if the Affordable Care Act affects them and their families, and where to find more information.
  • HC-TT-2014-07 – Changes in Circumstances can affect your Premium Tax Credit ─ Learn the importance of reporting any changes in circumstances that involve family size or income when advance payments of the Premium Tax Credit are involved.

OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. – Senior Accountant

Job   Title: Senior   Accountant Job   Code:
Department:   Accounting FLSA   Status: Exempt
Supervisor Title: Chief   Financial Officer OSHA   Status: Low Risk
Approved   Salary Range: ADA   Status: Negotiable
Revision   Dates: 01/28/2014

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Senior Accountant serves as the support to the Chief Financial Officer for all financial operations at OneWorld.  The Senior Accountant works in collaboration with various departments within the clinic to ensure financial accuracy, is responsible for analyzing a variety of reports, and participates in company audits as necessary.  Primary focus areas: general ledger, financial reports, billing of vendors and contractors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates benefit reconciliation
  2. Maintains Medical and Dental provider productivity spreadsheets
  3. Maintains Board of Directors dashboard
  4. Records patient bad debt and reports to CFO
  5. Reviews Pharmacy receipts and Pharmacy Clearing Account; Calculates Pharmacy monthly sales tax report
  6. Records payroll journal entries and PTO accrual; Re-classes salaries to departments on a monthly basis
  7. Calculates OneWorld quarterly sales tax
  8. Prepares OneWorld Executive Financial Summary
  9. Prepares billing for projects including Community Alliance and the Community Transformation Grant
  10. Organizes UDS FTE and Salary Report
  11. Prepares department income statements
  12. Monitors OneWorld Investment and Cash position
  13. Tracks credit card payments/orders equipment as needed
  14. Reconciles bank statements
  15. Provides assistance with organizational and 330e budgets
  16. Provides audit support including account reconciliations
  17. Performs other duties as assigned.

SELF-MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

  1. Good communications skills, oral and written.
  2. Compliance with Attendance Policy and maintains good attendance record.
  3. Business dress/professional appearance.
  4. Positive attitude, enthusiasm, cooperation, willingness to work with and for others.
  5. Is consistently polite and helpful in dealing with staff, patients and the public.  Goes out of his/her way to assist in developing a solution for the customer.  Is seen as an “Ambassador to the Clinic.”
  6. Involved in industry related education and/or professional organizations. Periodically scans similar organizations and industry sources for new ideas.
  7. Demonstrates ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing work conditions and/or project requirements.
  8. Consistently follows through with commitments, provides service/information thoroughly and on time.  Is timely in meeting deadlines and accomplishing all job functions.
  9. Takes action without prodding.
  10. Generates innovative ideas and alternatives to work assignments.
  11. Demonstrates high level of integrity.
  12. Provides positive example by adhering to organization policies.
  13. Demonstrates enthusiasm, interest and desire to do best possible job.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
  2. Preference given to certified public accounting, prior experience in a non-profit setting, or auditing non- profits and/or health care experience.
  3. Three years of experience required.
  4. Strong analytical skills.
  5. Proficiency Excel and in the use of accounting, spreadsheet, and other business software.
  6. Demonstrated experience in General Ledger maintenance.
  7. Ability to be bonded.
  8. Demonstrated skill preparing payroll reconciliation, and other accounting tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  9. Demonstrated skill initiating, organizing, and completing tasks with moderate to minimal supervision.
  10. Demonstrated results exercising discretion and judgment, consistently meeting deadlines, handling rush projects, handling multiple priorities, and meeting time constraints.
  11. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  12. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups.

JOB COMPETENCIES

EVALUATION

The evaluation of work performance will be ongoing, and will be carried out by the Chief Financial Officer.  It will include the specific duties and responsibilities of this Position Description plus employee ability to interact constructively with the clinical and administrative staff and general working behavior.  Formal evaluation will normally be conducted annually, but may be initiated at other times by the incumbent or the Chief Executive Officer.

SALARY

The salary for this position is negotiated between the individual and Chief Financial Officer using the approved salary scale of the organization as a basis.

WORKING CONDITIONS – PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires the following physical capabilities: 

                       

Duty

Average % of time

Pounds (lb.)

Sitting 90%  
Standing 5%  
Walking 5%  
Climbing Stairs 2%  
Reaching Overhead 1%  
Lifting 1%  
Up to how many pounds (lbs.)   15 lbs.
Kneeling, crouching, squatting N/A  
Bending n/a  
Pulling or Pushing n/a  
Up to how many pounds (lbs.)    
Manual Dexterity 80%  
Visual Acuity 100%  
Talking and/or hearing:  Communicates; Detects; Converses; Discerns;   Conveys; Expresses oneself; Discusses; Exchanges information Ability to hear   normal conversation 100%  
Working with machinery (office) 90%  
Computers, fax machines, Postage   meters    
Working with machinery (clinic) n/a  
Radiology equipment    
Working with machinery (dental) n/a  

 

 

Fostering Partnership and Teamwork in the Pediatric Medical Home: A “How To” Webinar Series in 3 parts

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is hosting a free 3-part webinar series February through April 2014! Faculty will discuss “how to” strategies for implementing team huddles (February 28), enhancing care partnership support (March 27), and starting and supporting family advisory groups (April 24). Examples of best practices currently being utilized will be provided. The first webinar, “Implementing Team Huddles” will take place on February 28, 2014, noon – 1 pm CST.  Register for this webinar here and find more information about the webinar series through the NCMHI 2014 Webinar Series Web site.

An Overview: Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Thursday, February 27, 2014

11:30-12:30pm CST (10:30 – 11:30am MST)

To register for this webinar:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/126706226

Understanding the Research Participant’s Experience: Outcomes Measures to Improve Clinical Research Webinar Mar. 11

Presented by: Rhonda G. Kost, MD, Clinical Officer, The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Learning Objectives:

1. To describe how participant-centered measures are developed from qualitative and quantitative data

2. To identify the utility of research participant experience measures (outcomes)

3. To describe how a health center would decide which participant experience outcome measure to attempt to improve

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

11:00am – 12noon CDT (10:00am – 11:00am MDT)

To register:  https://cne.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_159291

This webcast is pending for up to 1.0 Continuing Education credits through the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reminder: Healthcare.gov Functionality Disruption due to Social Security Administration Maintenance Activities

The Social Security Administration (SSA) posted a statement regarding their annual systems maintenance activities, set to begin Saturday, February 15th, at 3:00 pm ET and continue until Tuesday, February 18th, at 5:00 am ET.  During this limited period, verification of Social Security Numbers and other related data via the Data Services Hub (the Hub) will be unavailable.

It is important to note that HealthCare.gov will be online and functional for consumers – but several of the functionalities that rely on SSA data, like determining if consumers qualify for a tax credit, will not be available during that time period.  Consumers may be able to complete their application during this time, but won’t be able to find out what they qualify for during the maintenance period.

What does this mean for assisters and consumers?

  • Outreach and Enrollment Events: Assister event organizers should understand that some functionality may not be available for consumers after 3 pm ET Saturday, February 15th through 5 am ET Tuesday, February 18th
  • Consumers with Completed Applications: Consumers who have completed their application and have received an eligibility determination before 3pm Saturday, February 15th should be able to shop and enroll with no impact      throughout the day and weekend.
  • Consumers with Incomplete Applications: Consumers who have not yet completed their application on February 15th can complete it during the SSA system maintenance time period; however, the system won’t be able to determine if   the consumer qualifies for a tax credit. A consumer can save his or her application and return to Healthcare.gov on or after February 18th to find out what program the consumer qualifies for, pick a plan and complete his or her enrollment.

CMS will work with consumers to have their coverage start March 1. For those who are unable to finish their application and eligibility determination by midnight on Saturday but still want coverage starting March 1st, they can call the Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 beginning on February 18th to request coverage beginning on March 1st. As a reminder, consumers have until March 31st to sign up for new coverage during this year’s Marketplace open enrollment period.

Please find a blog providing tips for consumers to plan ahead, available here: Want coverage starting March 1? Plan ahead for best results

Young, Healthy….Uninsured? Webinar rescheduled to Feb. 20

Did you know that almost 17 million young adults could be eligible for free or low-cost insurance thanks to the Health Insurance Marketplace?  Did you know that YOU can get involved in educating your community about the Affordable Care Act?  The end of open enrollment, March 31, is soon approaching but you still have time to get involved.

Please join us for a webinar about the Healthy Engaged Youth (HEY!) initiative by the White House Initiatives on Educational Excellence to learn about the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Marketplace and how young adults can be a part of this national effort.

This webinar will inform you about opportunities for enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace and how you can be part of the White House Initiative on Healthy Engaged Youth (HEY!). The HEY! Initiative seeks to empower youth to spread the word about the importance of access to affordable health care to their peers and communities. You will learn how young leaders like you can become HEY! Ambassadors and lead outreach activities in your communities.

Webinar: Young, Healthy….Uninsured?
Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 2-3 pm EST

Webinar Information:
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PW4262805
Audio Dial-in numbers: 888-455-1840
Meeting/Audio passcode: 3793219

For additional assistance, contact customer service at 866-900-1011
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*Access to the replay of this webinar will be available until MAR-15-2014
URL:  https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW4262805&p=3793219&t=r