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Health Center Regulatory Issues

NACHC submits Medicaid Managed Care Comments

On July 27, NACHC submitted our final comments on the CMS Proposed Rule on Medicaid Managed Care. We encourage you to review our  final comments in full. We would like to thank everyone who provided feedback on our draft comments, with a special thanks to those who submitted comments to CMS on behalf of their organization. NACHC is also currently reviewing several other …

Health Center Regulatory Issues

Request for Comments on CMS Medicaid Managed Care NPRM

NACHC is pleased to share our draft comments on the recent CMS proposed rule on Medicaid managed care. This rule is the first time since 2002 that CMS has proposed to update the rules governing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs.)  As such, it touches on a broad range of issues of direct relevance to health centers and their …

Health Center State Policy

Victory for the ACA: Moving Forward after King v. Burwell

The King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision on Thursday marked a huge victory for ACA proponents. In a 6 -3 ruling, SCOTUS upheld health insurance premiums for eligible individuals in all states—regardless of whether their marketplaces were state or federally-established. The decision was met with both relief and applause by President Obama’s administration. With Congress …

Health Center News

This Week is National Men’s Health Week

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, Men’s Health Week (June 9-15) is the perfect time to remind the men around you of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Getting an adequate amount of exercise and eating properly are fundamental habits that foster overall health, but it is just as important for men to understand the value …

NACHC Events

Download the New and Improved NACHC P&I App Today!

The new and improved mobile application for the 2014 Policy and Issues Forum is officially available for download via the Apple and Google App stores. Following #NACHCpi on Twitter, registering for education sessions, and staying up to date on the latest conference news is as easy as pushing a button. How to locate and download …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

The Affordable Care Act and Your Community Health Center

NACHC is pleased to present a new video, “The Affordable Care Act and Your Community Health Center.”  Short and to the point, this new communications tool can assist health centers with educating their patient populations about coverage options under Medicaid, or purchasing a private insurance policy in the online Health Insurance Marketplace. This is not the first, and will more than likely not …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

Celebrate Men’s Health Week by Getting a Check-Up

Gentlemen, and women who care about their gentlemen, this week is National Men’s Health Week! Celebrated each year during the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, National Men’s Health Week aims to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.    According to data …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

NACHC Research Provides Tools to Assist in Sharing the Community Health Center Story

NACHC’s research department recently developed and updated several tools that are now available on the NACHC website. These tools provide research and data that can help Community Health Centers paint a picture of the who they are and what they do, and the quality, affordable care they provide their patients. Updated:  A Sketch of Community …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

There’s a NACHC App for That

The free mobile application for the 2013 P&I has finally arrived!  Available for Android, Apple and Blackberry, this app gives users the ability to personalize their conference experience.  Following #NACHpi on Twitter, registering for education sessions, and staying up to date on the latest conference news is as easy as pushing a button.     …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

Staying Ahead of the Digital Curve

By Marisol Murphy Ballantyne Unity Health Care, a health center in Washington, D.C. is being honored with the 2012 Healthcare Information and Managment Systems Society Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievement in the implementation and utilization of health information technology (HIT).  According to the press release issued by Unity, funding from the Affordable Care Act, …