Health Center News and Happenings

April 14, 2015
Innovation does not always have to come with a hefty price tag in healthcare.  That is what health centers prove every day in the communities they serve, sometimes in the unlikeliest of places.  Our yearlong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Community Health Center Movement brought us to rural Ahoskie, NC, where the Roanoke-Chowan […]
April 9, 2015
We have written extensively on this blog about the cost-savings that Community Health  Centers produce for U.S. healthcare system ($24 billion a year, by the way).  Now comes a new report from the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers which shows that the Commonwealth’s 49 health centers generate annual savings of more than $1 billon for Massachusetts. The $1.1 […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

April 15, 2015
Late last night, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass H.R. 2 (92 – 8). This bill, which will soon be signed into law by President Obama, includes $7.2 billion in mandatory funding for the Health Centers Program, as well as continued funding for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Teaching Health Centers (THC) […]
April 9, 2015
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocates for April 2015, Krista Dover, MSW Advocacy Intern at the Community Health & Service Center (CHASS) in Michigan and Cassie Hailey, Corporate Strategy Intern at HealthLinc in Indiana! Interns are an incredibly valuable resource when it comes to establishing or bolstering the advocacy programming and […]
Health Centers on the Hill

April 1, 2015
Both the House and Senate passed their respective budget resolutions last week—moving the budget process one step further toward a possible Budget Reconciliation bill sometime later this year.  Both of the budgets passed are non-binding and represent only a marker on the majority’s current priorities—basically an initial shot across the bow for future discussions and […]
March 10, 2015
With CHIP funding slated to expire in September (at the same time as the Primary Care Cliff), advocates are gearing up on Capitol Hill to pass a funding extension ASAP.  Given that a number of state legislatures will have finished their legislative sessions for the year well before September rolls in—including 9 that will be […]
The Policy Shop

March 14, 2015
We previously reported that providers that bill Medicare Part B for services outside the FQHC service package will be subject to the PQRS penalties, however, last week, CMS put out further clarification on this issue that we wanted to make you aware of. In a recent MLN Matters article, CMS clarified that the PQRS penalties […]
March 14, 2015
On February 20, 2015, CMS released the finalized 2016 “Letter to Issuers” and final rule on “Benefit and Payment Parameters” establishing requirements for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) to be sold in Federally-facilitated Marketplaces in 2016. NACHC previously submitted comments on both documents, which address network adequacy and payment rules. Among the issues impacting FQHCs directly, […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

Community HealthCorps Blog

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April 17, 2015
By Laura Lee White, Community HealthCorps® Member, Heart of Texas Community Health Center (locally known as Family Health Center) I began volunteering with Family Health Center (FHC), as a pre-medical undergraduate student at Baylor University. The time I spent there always … Continue reading
April 10, 2015
By Rachel McAuley, Community HealthCorps Member®, Salud Family Health Centers In honor of National Public Health Week, Community HealthCorps® is highlighting the great work our AmeriCorps members do every day to increase access to and quality of healthcare through their … Continue reading