Author: Susan Sumrell

Health Center Regulatory Issues

2016: A Regulatory Year in Review

NACHC’s Regulatory Affairs Department has seen a lot of action over the last year, as the current Administration is wrapping up its remaining days in Washington, DC and has been working to propose and finalize a wide range of policy and administrative activities. Highlights have included: CMS: The final rule governing Medicaid Managed Care Plans: …

Health Center Federal Policy

MEET NACHC’S FEDERAL AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS SUMMER INTERNS

Joshua Fleming, MPP Candidate, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Contact Info: jfleming@nachc.org Joshua joins NACHC as a graduate student from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. His primary interests include health care finance, Medicaid managed care and political advocacy. Born and raised in Bay City, Michigan, Joshua …

Health Center State Policy

NACHC Welcomes Two New Summer Interns to the State Affairs Team

We are very excited to introduce our Summer 2016 State Affairs Intern Team, Antoinette Silva and Thao-Chi Tran! Antoinette Silva, BS, Central Michigan University, Contact info: Asilva@nachc.org Antoinette is a Saginaw, Michigan native who has a strong advocacy and research background working with rural and underserved populations. In 2013, she taught English in South Korea …

Health Center Regulatory Issues

CMS Issues Several Documents of Importance to Health Centers

UPDATE:  Check out the NACHC summary of the issues impacting FQHCs in the final rule and State Health Officials’ letter here.   Last week CMS published two documents last week which will strengthen health centers’ and PCAs’ ability to protect their payment rights under Medicaid managed care. They are: A letter to State Health Officials …

Health Center Regulatory Issues

ICHIA: The Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act

By: Esther Grambs In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act signed by President Bill Clinton barred legally residing immigrants from accessing Medicaid and CHIP benefits during their first five years of residency.  The re-extension of these benefits was introduced by Senators Hillary Clinton and Olympia Snowe in 2007 as the Legal Immigrant Children’s Health …

Health Center Regulatory Issues

CMS Announces Provider Call on Revalidation

We wanted to make sure you were aware of this provider call from CMS on Medicare revalidation.  See the announcement below for information on the call and registration information. Provider Enrollment Revalidation Call — Register Now Tuesday, March 1 from 2 to 3:15 pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be …

Health Center Regulatory Issues

Important Webinar for Providers Who Prescribe to Patients 65 and Older

  CMS is holding a webinar on the requirement for all Medicare Part D prescirbers to be enrolled in Medicare by JUne 1, 2016.  Please see the message from CMS below. Previously, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that prescribers of Part D drugs need to be enrolled in Medicare by June 1, …

Health Center State Policy

Emerging Issues for Health Centers in State Telehealth Policy

By Heidi Emerson Although telehealth is not a new concept, new technologies, greater comfort with technology, and changing payment models are driving increasing use by patients and providers. As a result, there has been new activity and interest in supporting the use of telehealth to expand access and improve care at health centers: In a …