MLK Day Day of Service
January 20, 2020

Celebrating the life and achievements of 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., influential American civil rights leader
Legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This federal holiday was first observed in 1986.

In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the  Corporation for National and Community Service  with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off."

The MLK Day of Service is a part of  United We Serve , the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
(Source: American Assoc. of State Colleges and Universities)

Member Spotlight
Jefferson Comprehensive Health
Celebrates New Mobile Clinic
Christmas came early to Jefferson Comprehensive Health Services. On November 14, 2019, the health center's new mobile unit arrived on campus. "It was a very exciting and emotional moment," said CEO Shirley Ellis-Stampley. In many rural communities, transportation is a barrier to healthcare. Jefferson Comprehensive Health Services plans to take the mobile unit to churches, schools that don't have school-based health clinics, and to health fairs in the service area. Ms. Ellis-Stampley said the health center is working with Alcorn State University to provide expanded health services to the students, faculty, and staff. She says they hope the mobile unit, which can also accomodate dental visits, will be in service by the early spring.
CEO Shirley Ellis-Stampley (right) poses in front of the Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center Mobile Unit. The health center held a celebration announcing the mobile unit to the community on December 18, 2019.

Upcoming CHCAMS January Events
Kick off 2020
Legislative, Board, and Training Activities Scheduled
2020 is the Year of the Nurse, Get Your Providers and Health Center Nationally Recoginzed
2020 has been designated the Year of the Nurse and Nurse Midwife by the World Health Organization. To bring attention to the critical role nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives play in community health centers, NACHC will highlight more than 28,000 APRNs, RNs and LPNs, administrative nurses, and nurses in leadership at health centers, Primary Care Associations, or Health Center Controlled Networks throughout the year. Each week in 2020, a nursing role or nurse will be featured in NACHC’s communications - including social media, on its blog, podcast or newsletters. Each month’s focus area will relate to the overall theme of “Nurses Leading with Care”. Nominate that outstanding nurse on your team here .  Please refer to this info sheet for more information on how to recognize that special provider in your clinic.

Training Opportunities
Provider Coding
and Documentation Training

Date: February 21-22, 2020
Location: Big Cypress Lodge, Memphis, Tenn.

Cost: $199 per attendee - CHCAMS Member Rate
 $249 per attendee - Non-Member Rate

Training Description:
The Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS) and the Association for Rural & Community Health Professionals Coding (ArchProCoding) are offering coding and documentation educational and training services to the clinical and professional staff of Community Health Centers in Mississippi. The course curriculum covers clinical documentation, coding, and billing. ArchProCoding will conduct one four-hour training session in Memphis,Tenn. on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Topics include Evaluation & Management documentation guidelines, ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding & Reporting, surgical package differences, preventive visits, and modifiers. All available 2020 updates, in addition to risk-adjusted coding via HCCs and HEDIS, will be included.

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 the 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.

March 6, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Pearl. Miss.

CHCAMS Members - $79.00
Non Members -$99.00
Register now for the CHCAMS one-day spring clinical conference. This conference is designed especially for the community health center multi-disciplinary care teams that work to enhance primary care capacity with the goal of improved patient outcomes and integrated care across the primary care continuum. The CHCAMS spring clinical conference sessions will focus on special population programs, initiatives, and evidence-based guidelines designed to improve primary care capacity and patient outcomes.
The Division of Medicaid will reprocess claims for dates of service January 1, 2011 through October 19, 2017, which denied for affiliation, CLIA, and vaccine errors
related to CPT codes 90460, 90461, 90473, 90474, 90644, 90647, 90648, 90655, 90657, 90662, and 90673.

The mass adjustment will appear on your remittance advice dated 12/23/2019 . No further action on the part of the provider is needed. If you have any questions, please contact Conduent Provider and Beneficiary Services at 800-884-3222.
Workforce Professional Development Series Coming Soon
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s STAR 2 Center team invites workforce staff from Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks to join a professional development series. Faculty and guest speakers will share their experience building a staff retention plan and insights from the national, regional, and state levels. Visit the STAR 2 Center website to view the complete list of dates and topics. Sessions begin on Thursday, January 30. The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is a HRSA-funded NCA.
Webinar Series on Understanding Your Costs in an Evolving Payment Environment
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net is sponsoring a four-webinar series to assist health center finance and accounting staff to adapt their business models to succeed in value-based payment environments. Capital Link, a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement (NCA), will facilitate the webinars.

Getting the Basics Right
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
2-3 p.m. CST

Registration for the other webinars isn’t yet available, but please save the dates:

  • Preparing Internal Systems for Gathering Cost Data Tuesday, February 18,
2-3 p.m. CST

  • Cost Allocation Methodology for Value-Based Payment Systems Tuesday, March 31, 2-3 p.m. CST

  • Utilizing Cost Data to Drive Programmatic Change Tuesday, April 21,
2-3 p.m. CST
Tuesday, January 21
UDS Mapper Advanced Topics: Geographic and Data Concepts Important for Population Health
10-11 a.m. CST

Clinicians’ Coffee Chat: Using Telehealth to Manage Diabetes
Hosted by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, a HRSA-funded NCA
12:45-2 p.m. CST

Innovative Collaboration to Improve Social Determinants of Health in Philadelphia
Hosted by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, a HRSA-funded NCA
1-2 p.m. CST
**1.5 CME/CNE available**

Addressing Health Outcomes and Disparities at Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI)-Serving Health Centers
Hosted by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, a HRSA-funded NCA
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST
Thursday, January 23
Vaping and Adolescents: The New Public Health Crisis
Hosted by the School-Based Health Alliance, a HRSA-funded NCA
1 - 2 p.m. CST

Tuesday, January 28
Today with Macrae: Health Center Program Updates Webcast
(formerly the BPHC All-Programs Webcast)
1- 2 p.m. CST
Webcast link coming soon
Submit a question in advance, by Friday, January 24
News To Use
Funding Opportunities
Deadline: January 24, 2020
HRSA Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program
The purpose of this program is to enhance accredited residency training programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds) in rural and/or underserved areas and encourage program graduates to choose primary care careers in these areas.

Eligible entities include accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, schools of allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine, or a public or private non-profit entity which the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out a residency training program in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds), which for the purposes of this program are those accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Click here for more info.

Deadline: Letter of intent (optional) Feb. 5; Application Mar. 17, 2020
Funding for public health to partner with health systems and primary care clinics to implement evidence-based interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening among target populations with lower screening rates. For more information, click here .

Deadline: March 9, 2020
Service Area Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity Released for September 1 Starts
HRSA released the fiscal year 2020 Service Area Competition (SAC) Notice of Funding Opportunity, HRSA-20-100. This competition is for service areas with a September 1 project period start date (current project period end date of August 31).
Applications are due in by 10:59 p.m. CST Monday, March 9, and in HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks by 4:00 p.m. CST, Wednesday, April 8. Technical assistance (TA) materials are available on the SAC TA webpage.
Grants with Ongoing Deadlines

COMPASS Initiative Core
Grants to community-based organizations that prioritize HIV/AIDS prevention and/or care services across the southern United States. Funding may be used for a variety of organizational and staff resources, including technology and software, meeting space costs, conference attendance fees, professional development, and continuing education. For more info, click here.

Grants for community-led campaigns and education initiatives across the deep south that work to reduce stigma and change knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors around HIV and AIDS. For more info, click here.

Grants for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement/enrichment, education and literacy, the environment, and healthy families. For more info, click here .

Foundation For the Mid South
Grants for organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi working in the areas of health disparities, physical health, mental health, education, financial security, and the growth and prosperity of communities. For more info, click here .
Mississippi Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program (CAP)
Loans for municipalities and counties in Mississippi for the improvement of public facilities and infrastructure, including hospitals, sewer systems, and water supply systems. For more info, click here .
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