3 FTCA webcasts to prep for CY 2017 FTCA Deeming Requirements PAL on March 31, April 6, and April 7

Technical Assistance  (TA) Webcasts for Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Requirements for the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Medical Malpractice Coverage Program  for Health Centers – In anticipation of the release of the CY 2017 FTCA Deeming Requirements Program Assistance Letter (PAL),  BPHC has scheduled three webcasts:

General Information and Risk Management,  Thursday, March 31, 2016, 2:00 p.m. –  3:30 p.m. ET

General Information and Credentialing and Privileging, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 2:00 p.m. –  3:30 p.m. ET

Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance, Professional Liability and EHB Updates, Thursday, April 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m. –   3:30 p.m. ET

Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) webinar, Intro to MSSP ACO Academy on Tues., Apr. 5 at 2pm CDT (1pm MDT)

This summer, NACHC and Starling Advisors are partnering to offer a training designed to inform and assist Health Centers with evaluating and participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  This MSSP ACO Academy is intended to build off of NACHC’s previous Accountable Care Academy trainings.   Interested in learning more? NACHC is offering a FREE introductory webinar on April 5. Details are below.

Webinar:  Introduction to MSSP ACO Academy

Registration is Now Open!!

Date:  Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Time:  3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern Time Cost:  Free Audience:  Health Center, PCA, and HCCN C-Suite leadership, clinicians, practice managers, IT, Quality Improvement, and Care Managers   The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the concept of the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO to Health Centers, PCAs and HCCNs.  It will also provide a high-level overview of the application process and the preparation needed.  The general flow of the webinar will be to review the learning objectives and format of the upcoming MSSP ACO Academy Program.  During the webinar, presenters will ask attendees for real time feedback about balancing between application criteria and general development of collaboration. Register here online For questions, contact Jennifer Nolty at jnolty@nachc.com.

Nebraska Primary Care Collaborative: Team Care Coordination meeting in Grand Island on May 4, 2016

Registration is NOW OPEN! http://bit.ly/NEcollaborative 

What:Nebraska Primary Care Collaborative: Team Care Coordination 

When:Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:Heartland Event Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68801 

For:Nebraska Primary Care Clinical Teams including Physicians, Mid-level Providers, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, MAs, Care Coordinators, Front office staff, office managers, Community Health Workers and other staff who are part of your clinical team. 

Why:To meet other Primary Care Practice and Community Health Center teams in Nebraska and learn how to effectively provide care coordination through team-based care solutions in a Primary Care setting. Participate in collaborative presentations about community linkages, collaborative team roles, public health and hospital partnerships, Nebraska based models, best practices and interactive activities.

 

Registration fee:$25 per person, lunch served

NCQA PCMH Standards Teleconferences Part 1: Thurs., March 17 at 1-3pm CT (12noo-2pm MT) and Part 2: Tues., March 22 at 1-3pm CT (12noon-2pm MT)

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2014 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Standards Teleconferences – Part 1: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET and Part 2: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET – NCQA will discuss the basic content of 2014 PCMH standards and documentation requirements for PCMH Standards. Part 1 will cover NCQA PCMH standards 1 to 3, and Part 2 will cover NCQA PCMH standards 4 to 6.

Connect to the audio using 1-866-505-4013; Participant ID: 5633-724-136.

Fundamentals of the National CLAS Standards webinar on Thurs., Mar. 17 at 2pm CT (1pm MT)

Upcoming Webinar: Fundamentals of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care

Please join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health for the first webinar in a series on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards).

Culturally and linguistically appropriate services means that services are respectful of and responsive to individual cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy levels and communication needs. Implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate services helps individuals and organizations respond to the demographic changes in the U.S.; reduce health disparities; improve the quality of services; meet legislative, regulatory and accreditation mandates; gain a competitive edge in the market place; and decrease the likelihood of liability. The National CLAS Standards provide a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to best serve our nation’s increasingly diverse communities through culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Attendees will learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services and the National CLAS Standards.

For additional resources on the National CLAS Standards, please visit: www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov.

 

Webinar: Fundamentals of the National CLAS Standards March 17, 2016 at 2 pm CT (1pm MT) Featured Speaker:

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health Director, Office of Minority Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1124444526228357633

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Attend the 11th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit April 6-8, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Each spring, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) hosts a national conference that brings together hundreds of leaders in government, law, medicine, nursing, public health and social work to share ideas, insights and best practices about how integrating legal care into health care can help combat health-harming social conditions. This year’s Summit will feature strategies for partnering PCAs with statewide legal aid associations to address communities complex health and social needs. Click here to view the full summit agenda online. Please note: The discounted early bird registration is available February 26th. NCMLP holds a National Cooperative Agreement from HRSA to help health centers across the country develop partnerships. 

TA webinar for applicants to the Health Center Controlled Networks Funding Opportunity on Thurs., Dec. 10 at 3pm CT (2pm MT)

Health Center Controlled Networks Funding Opportunity – Today, HRSA released the FY 2016 Health Center Controlled Networks funding opportunity. HRSA will award approximately $33 million to 45 health center controlled networks (HCCNs) to support meaningful use of electronic health records, adoption of technology-enabled quality improvement strategies, and engagement in health information exchange, to strengthen the quality of care and improve patient health outcomes achieved by Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes.

View more information on this funding opportunity.

HRSA will hold a technical assistance webinar for potential applicants on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 4:00pm, ET.. To participate, view the webinar via https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/hccnwebinar/ and call 1-888-989-3416; participant passcode:  5998688.

Contact the HCCN Team in BPHC at BPHCHCCN@hrsa.gov with questions.

Reminder: Opioid Abuse in the U.S.: An Urgent Public Health Crisis Webinar – Monday, November 2, 2015, 2pm – 3:30pm CT (1-2:30pm MT)

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is hosting this webinar to feature innovative efforts to reverse opioid abuse trends.

Check out the draft agenda and register for this webinar.

Advocacy Legalese Webinar by Feldman-Tucker law firm on Wed., Nov. 4 at 1pm CT (12noon MT)

On Wednesday, November 4th at 2PM ET, the advocacy team will host an Advocacy Legalese webinar with legal experts from Feldsman-Tucker law firm. The webinar will focus on what health centers need to know to be compliant with IRS, federal, and state regulations when conducting advocacy and civic engagement work. Join us to learn which funding streams may be utilized for advocacy and civic engagement activities, and the dos and don’ts of advocacy and lobbying as a 501c3 non-profit entity. To register, click here.

Call for Workshop Proposals for National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Summit: April 6-8, 2016

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership seeks workshop proposals for its 11th annual Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) Summit on April 6-8, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Summit is an annual conference that brings together hundreds of leaders from government, law, medicine, nursing, public health and social work to share how integrating legal care into health care can help combat health-harming social conditions. Read more about MLP in NACHC’s Community Health Forum magazine. Eighty FQHCs currently have MLPs, and HRSA now considers legal aid to be an enabling service. Click here to review the call for workshops and submit a proposal.