Health Center News and Happenings

January 23, 2015
Every now and then we like to call out an individual health center for carrying out the mission in an extraordinary way.  Peak Vista Community Health Centers in Colorado Springs has received PCMH recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.  What does that mean exactly? It means that Peak Vista […]
January 12, 2015
A study published in Health Affairs reveals how non-physician staff can contribute to productivity.  Researchers examined medical staffing patterns at Community Health Centers across the United States. They identified four different staffing patterns: typical, high advanced-practice staff, high nursing staff, and high other medical staff. Overall, they found that in terms of productivity per staff everyone was […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

January 26, 2015
Dear Health Center Advocates, As we begin 2015, we begin the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Health Center Program. From their beginnings as part of the War on Poverty, 50 years ago until today, Health Centers have played a unique role in America’s healthcare system by providing access to quality healthcare to everyone in […]
January 5, 2015
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocate for January 2015, Patrick Butler, CEO of Northland Community Health Center (NCHC) in Turtle Lake, ND! Patrick Butler joined the Northland team in January 2012 after serving as the director of a Texas Health Center for a number of years. Bringing with him 25+ years of […]
Health Centers on the Hill

January 13, 2015
Happy New Year! Last week the 114th Congress convened for the first time, with Republicans taking charge in the Senate and Senator Mitch McConnell taking the reins as Majority Leader on behalf of the 54-Republican Senate Majority. Senator Harry Reid will serve as Minority Leader for the 44 Democrats and 2 Independents that caucus with […]
December 18, 2014
by John Sawyer, Director of Federal Affairs It’s been quite a year on Capitol Hill and in public policy for America’s Health Centers. As the team here in DC that represents health centers, your staffs, your boards and your patients, we spend every day working to convey to policymakers the value of the work you […]
The Policy Shop

January 28, 2015
By Alyssa Shinto, NACHC Federal and Regulatory Affairs Intern On January, 26 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Frequently Asked Question document on the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Payment Adjustment and Providers who Rendered Services at Rural Health Clinics (RHC)/ Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). We have heard […]
January 6, 2015
Due to concerns over physician reimbursement rates in Medicaid and the reported effect on participation of providers, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included a mandatory two-year increase in Medicaid fees for primary care services by eligible providers to Medicare rates.[1] This increase, fully funded by the federal government, was approved to take effect on January […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

Community HealthCorps Blog

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January 20, 2015
By Anastasia Romanova, Program Specialist, NACHC-Community HealthCorps® One week ago today, Gerrard Jolly, Community HealthCorps®’ recently appointed National Director, delivered the first annual “State of the Program Address” to provide an overview of the program’s impact, progress, and future goals. This tradition … Continue reading
November 26, 2014
By Gerrard Jolly, National Director, Anastasia Romanova, Program Specialist & Kellie Perkins, Research/ Data Associate, NACHC-Community HealthCorps® With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s hard not to think about the three T’s: turkey, touchdowns and [giving] thanks. Taking bites of delicious morsels … Continue reading