Member Spotlight:
CHCAMS would like to extend a special thanks to ALL who convened for the 2018 Healthcare Workforce Summit
 September 13 th
Thanks to health centers shared workforce issues regarding use of Telemedicine to Address Substance Use Disorder: A panel of health center leaders facilitated by Ryan Kelly, ED Mississippi Telehealth Association is joined by panelist Robert Portillo, Aaron E. Henry CHC; Dr. Sheree Donaldson, Family Health Center; Marjorie McKinney, Mantachie Rural Health and Marilyn Sumerford, Access Family Health Services. The panel had impressive work to share, so contact them if you’re in need of Best Practices!
Morning Highlights included a legislative panel with a prescription for health centers on how to enhance education to policy makers on workforce: Pictured from left: Representative Kathy Sykes, CHCAMS Board Chair, Angel Greer; Representative Doug McCleod; CHCAMS CEO Janice Sherman; Senator John Horhn and Dr. John Mitchell, Executive Director, MS Office of Physician’s Workforce
Congrats to Dr. Mitchell on MSMERC!

Dept. of Health: Office of Rural Health

MS Public Health Institute

Capitol Resources Group

Horizon Professional Services
HRSA Produce You Tube Video on 5 Keys to a Successful OSV entitled PREP:
Board Members - Don’t forget to join your colleagues for sharing best practices pre-board meeting dinner on September 19 th at the Hilton
BPHC All-Programs Webcast

The next HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) All-Programs Webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET. To submit questions in advance, send an email to by Thursday, Sept. 20 , with the subject line "BPHC All-Programs Question." Webcast details coming soon.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) calls for revisions of the HRSA Compliance Manual and recently released Site Visit Protocol. The updates will be required use for all Operational Site Visits (OSV) scheduled after Setember 6, 2018 .
Brand recognition is not always the same with new Policy Makers;

Leaders sense a growing sense that there is a disconnect between what the organization does & what its name suggested.
Billing for Chronic Care Management (CCM):
CMS Plans Pathway to Success Program – Overhauls to Medicare Shared Savings (MSSP) Program .
Because ACO participation met the CMS Alternative Payment Methodology (APM) requirement, FQHCs were excluded from MIPS reporting. CHCAMS will be reviewing new requirements to determine future APM options. Please review information via the above link, and be on the look out for updates, trainings and webinars. Unembargoed 2017 ACO performance for Mississippi FQHCs coming in September.
New requirements on the
Effective Oct. 1, 2018

The purpose of these requirements is to enable pharmacy providers to identify and separate Pharmacy Benefit Manager lines of business in their front-end claims processing systems. More information can be found here.
News to Use
Training Opportunities
Pharmacy "Office Hours" is back 340B, Medicaid Interaction
Monthly opportunity hosted by NACHC for health center and primary care associations
3rd Thursday of each, 2:00 pm ET. This month's session will include a brief presentation on the interaction of Medicaid and 340B. Participation is free and there is no pre-registration; simply log-in here at 2:00 pm ET on Thursday, Sept. 20. Questions submitted in advance to Colleen Meiman will receive priority.

MAT Waiver Training
Saturday, September 22, 2018|8:00 – 5:00 pm (CST)| Cost: No fee
University of MS Medical Center
Register Now -

Managing Your Health Center’s Cost of Care (Webinar)
Capital Link, a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement
Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 – 2:00 CST

Tools & Tip for Preparing for PCMH
Thursday, Sept. 27 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm| Free Webinar
October 5, 2018|9:00 - 4:00 pm (CST)|Members (Free), Non Members $49.99
The Quality Improvement Workgroup will host their Fall One-Day Clinical Conference for community health centers and interested safety net providers. This training is actually important for all health center staff…..both primary care and mental health. The sessions address an integrated behavioral health-primary care model with a team-based approach to promote prevention, early intervention, comprehensive care, increase access to services, decrease stigma, improved care coordination, increase treatment adherence, and improved outcomes for people with substance use disorders.
Holiday Inn Trustmark Park, Pearl, MS
CHCAMS  E valuation & Management Auditing Bootcamp
December 11-12, 2018|Day 1 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (CST), Day 2 8:30 am - 12:30 pm|Cost $399, 50% off Early bird Registration until Sept. 30th. Promo Code: 50offMS
This interactive 2-day training is intended for healthcare practitioners, medical billers, coders, auditors, office managers and IT professionals involved with authoring clinical documentation, generating E&M progress notes, auditing professional physician service claims and maintaining a healthy revenue cycle. The primary course focus will emphasis documentation guidelines set forth by CMS for reporting Evaluation and Management services (E&M), as defined by CPT. The curriculum will provide attendees with a strong grasp of Evaluation and Management auditing, coding and documentation techniques.

The curriculum is designed to assist in development and mastery of the necessary skill set to successfully audit Evaluation and Management (E&M) services. This education and training has been designed to promote compliance and minimize the risk mitigation associated with post-payment review and 3rd party audit exposure.
MSU CAVS Extension Center, Canton, MS
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

Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018
Provides funding to dental hygienists for projects aimed at improving oral health or providing oral health education.