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News by Topic: Clinics

A Conversation with Kate Hill
Jul 17, 2018 - Radio interview with Kate Hill, a registered nurse and the Vice President of Clinical Services at The Compliance Team (TCT) where she directs their Rural Health Clinic Accreditation program. Discussion includes the work of TCT and how accreditation works, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program Federal Register
Jul 13, 2018 - Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and other Medicare Part B payment policies. Provides information on payment for rural facilities and providers throughout. Comments on the proposed rule are due by September 10, 2018. Official publication of this notice is scheduled for July 27, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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A Conversation with Darrold Bertsch
Jun 26, 2018 - Radio interview with Darrold Bertsch, CEO of Sakakawea Medical Center, a Critical Access Hospital, and Coal Country Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, both in rural North Dakota. Discussion includes the work of these two facilities, difficulties related to recruitment and retention, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Health Resources and Service Administration Uniform Data System, OMB No. 0915-0193-Revision Federal Register
Jun 26, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comment regarding the burden estimate for information collected through the HRSA Uniform Data System (UDS) from grantees, including health centers and look-alikes, and Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR) program awardees. Notice includes several proposed changes for the 2019 UDS collection. Comments are due by August 27, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by The Compliance Team for Continued CMS Approval of Its Rural Health Clinic Accreditation Program Federal Register
Jun 22, 2018 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid of the continued approval of The Compliance Team (TCT) as a national accrediting organization for Rural Health Clinics participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs, effective through July 18, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
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HHS Makes $350 Million Available to Fight the Opioid Crisis in Community Health Centers Nationwide
Jun 15, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $350 million in new funding through the Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services funding opportunity. This funding will allow community health centers to invest in personnel and one-time infrastructure enhancements to address immediate barriers to implementing or expanding substance use disorder and mental health services. Applications are due July 16, 2018.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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SAMHSA Is Announcing the Availability of up to $95.9 Million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants
May 24, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants totaling up to $95.9 million over the next two years through the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants in order to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services through the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 25 grantees with up to $2 million per year for up to two years.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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