Member Spotlight:
Community Health Centers Prepare for Optimizing Data in the move towards Advancing Population Health:  Leadership among health centers representing 17 health centers were present for Friday, January 18 th ’s meeting on “All Things Data”. With exceptional presentations from Azara and Aledade facilitated by Rock Star - Chris Esperson – PCMH, Certified Content Expert - health centers crafted plans for moving towards assessing and enhancing tools for population health management.
BPHC All-Programs Webcast
The next HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) All-Programs Webcast is scheduled for January 29, 1:00-2:00 PM CST. To submit questions in advance, send an email to by Friday, January 25th, with the subject line "BPHC All-Programs Question."
2019 Legislative Session Member Schedule
The 2019 poverty guidelines
Effective January 11,2019
Federal Register notice forthcoming .
See the update poverty schedule here .
HRSA Announces $50 million in New Access Points (HRSA-19-080)
HRSA announces the availability of $50 million in New Access Points (NAP) . Organizations can apply for up to $650,000 per year. Applications are due in by Tuesday, March 12 (11:59 p.m. ET), and HRSA's EHB by Thursday, April 11 (5:00 p.m. ET). HRSA expects to make approximately 75 awards in September.
HRSA Releases NEW FTCA Site Visit Protocol HRSA has published a NEW Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Health Center Site Visit Protocol. You can find the protocol on HRSA's website  here .  

CHCAMS will be conducting a detailed review and check with members on what level of follow up is needed. Please email Dr. Fuqua , Clinical Quality Director, during the interim. 
Please also note the CHCAMS has partnered with other PCAs to host FTCA University.  FTCA University will be held  June 13-14, 2019   in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Please mark your calendars and more details are forthcoming.
News to Use
Training Opportunities
CHCAMS officially accredited to provide
Direct Continuing Medical Education to Physicians
Contact Desiree Stinson at 601.981.1817
CHCAMS 1 st Friday Webinars (Feb 8/Apr 5/June 7)
(participant feedback to be considered)

  • February 8th—Stigma, Opioid Use and Overdose: What is the Connection—Ed Johnson, LPC, LAC, MAC, CCS, Associate Director T/TA, SE Addition Technology Transfer Center
Register Here for February 8th Webinar

  • April 5th Beyond positive screening—illegal substances found and implications for treatment programs—Dr. Daniel Edney
  • June 7th –Telemedicine/ECHO—Dr. Melissa Holland

Spring Clinical Conference March 8, 2019
Holiday Inn Trustmark Park, Jackson
Thursday, January 31, 2019
1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time 
CHCAMS Provider Documentation & Coding Training
February 15-16, 2019, Big Cypress Lodge – Memphis, TN

T raining Description:
The Association for Rural Health Professional Coding (ARHPC) is part of Universal Medical & Compliance, a Georgia company, will provide coding and documentation educational and training services to the clinical and professional staff of CHCs in MS related to clinical documentation, coding, and billing. ARHPC will conduct 1 4-hr training session in Memphis, TN on 2/16/2019 on items including E&M documentation, ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding & Reporting, surgical package differences, preventive visits, and modifiers. All efforts will include any 2019 updates in addition to risk adjusted coding via HCCs and HEDIS.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through Community Health Center Association of Mississippi.  The Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CHCAMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Register Here
Primary Care Association and Health Center Controlled Network Workforce Professional Development Series
Hosted by The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s STAR 2 Center, a HRSA-funded NCA
NCAs – Who Are They, What Resources Do They Have
Thursday, February 7
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

HPSAs, National Health Service Corps, and Federal Resources
Thursday, March 7
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Understanding HR Metrics
Thursday, April 4
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
NACHC Advocacy Platform & Website transition COMPLETE
The Health Center Advocacy Network is now operating on the SparkInfluence platform. The web address (along with the overall look/feel/organization of the website) remains the same:
2019 NHSC Loan Repayment Programs
Apply Now!
Accepting applications through
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. ET
Click Here for More Information
Application Deadline: None
The Foundation provides targeted grants for health and wellness projects that typically span a one-year period of time. The initiatives funded by the Foundation have a focus on healthy eating and exercise, with measurable outcomes demonstrating improvement in the health of Mississippians.
Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019
American Academy of Pediatrics funding to support pediatricians and fellowship trainees in the initial planning and/or pilot stage of implementing innovative, community-based projects to increase children's access to optimal health and well-being and address unmet child health needs.
Application Deadline: Feb. 14, 2019
Financial assistance to support projects that improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas, create and preserve quality jobs, and revitalize low-income communities.
Application Deadline: Rolling application deadline on an ongoing basis

Contact Steve Hardin   601.359.3179
Offers funding to counties and municipalities to assist with the location, expansion, and retention of job-creating businesses, including healthcare and other public facilities. Projects must result in the creation or retention of jobs for low-to-moderate income individuals. Eligible projects include: Buildings (rehabilitation/expansion) . Eligibility: Counties or municipalities apply on behalf of industry