June 4, 2019
  WVPCA Weekly Outlook Newsletter
    A Newsletter on Community Centered Healthcare

We offer this publication as a member service of the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA).

If you have questions regarding our organization, WVPCA membership, or if you have content to suggest for this newsletter, please contact Kelsey Clough, Education and Communications Coordinator, by email or by phone at (304) 346-0032.


West Virginia Primary Care Association
1700 MacCorkle Avenue
Charleston, WV 25314-1518


Kranz appointed WV CHIP director 
Read the entire article from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  here

Revised income guidelines allow for more clients in WV
Read the entire article from the Exponent Telegram  here

Culinary medicine: the future of health care?
Read the entire article from  WVVA  here

Burnout is an official medical diagnosis, World Health Organization says
Read the entire article from CNN here
2017 NCQA/PCMH Standards Webinar Series and Office Hours 
The West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA), in conjunction with Comagine Health, is pleased to offer a nine-session webinar series: 2017 NCQA/PCMH Standards.  This webinar series is separated into two sections, traditional instructional webinars and open-forum office hours on the following dates:
  •        Thursday, June 13
  •        Thursday, June 20
  •        Thursday, June 27  (Office Hours)
  •        Thursday, July 11      
  •        Thursday, July 25
  •        Thursday, August 1 (Office Hours)   
  •        Thursday, August 8   
  •        Thursday, August 22             
  •        Thursday, August 29 (Office Hours)
This series will begin at 1:00 PM and will conclude at 2:15 PM. Registration is available here.
Join the WVPCA for the Strengthening Care Teams to Enhance SUD Outcomes Workshop June 11
The West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA)  is pleased to offer a one-day workshop focused on strengthening care teams to enhance SUD outcomes. During this meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts regarding the continuum of care from the diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder to recovery and beyond. 
This workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Stonewall Resort (940 Resort Drive). Registration is available here.This workshop is intended for Community Health Center (CHC) Providers, BH clinicians and Care Team members.
State NewsState
BBH AFA Announcements
The West Virginia  Bureau for Behavioral Health  has released the following announcements of funding availability (AFAs):
AFA 5-2019 SA Harm Reduction
Technical Assistance Call or Informational Meeting: To be posted on BPH website
Application Deadline:   June 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Funding Announcement(s) to be made: Details to follow
Funding Amount Available: $750,000

AFA 6-2019 SA Quick Response Team (QRT)
Technical Assistance Call or Informational Meeting: To be posted on BBH website
Application Deadline:   June 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Funding Announcement(s) to be made: Details to follow
Funding Amount Available: $1,000,000

For technical assistance request, please include the AFA# in the subject line and forward inquiries via email to:  DHHRBBHAnnouncements@wv.gov
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Training 
Hosted by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Marshall Health, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and West Virginia University, this course covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of DATA 2000 training. 

The first session is will be on  Friday, June 7, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the  WV School of Osteopathic Medicine in the Student Center-Conference Room ( 400 N Lee Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901). 

Click here for additional information and to register. 
Funding OpportunitiesFunding
Funding Opportunity Reminders
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion (RCORP-MAT Expansion)

Application Deadline: June 10, 2019
HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making approximately 11 awards of up to $725,000 each to eligible rural health clinics, Critical Access Hospitals, health center look-alikes, other small rural hospitals and tribal organizations to establish and/or expand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in high-risk rural communities over a three-year period of performance.
For more information, click here.
National NewsNational
HIV and Health Centers
HRSA-funded health centers help to End the HIV Epidemic by serving as a key point of entry for people undiagnosed with HIV and caring for those with HIV. Check out the freshly updated Health Center Program HIV webpage to learn more about the innovative work done by health centers and to access useful resources that can support your efforts in this area. This is especially timely as many health centers gear up for National HIV Testing Day (Thursday, June 27). Our new content includes a TA resource on HIV testing.
2019 Health Center PCMH Recognition Quality Awards
Health centers that have PCMH recognition by July 1, 2019, may be eligible to receive the 2019 Health Center PCMH Recognition Quality Award. View the table of health centers with valid PCMH recognition status and the number of sites with PCMH recognition.
If you have questions, please contact Health Center Program Support.
Service Area Considerations Request for Information Available for Preview
HRSA is pleased to announce the release of the Health Center Program Service Area Considerations Request for Information (RFI). HRSA seeks input from the public on service area considerations that may inform HRSA decisions regarding Health Center Program expansion through an existing health center's addition of new service delivery sites.

The Service Area RFI announcement will begin with a 30-day preview period. Instructions on how external stakeholders may submit feedback are forthcoming. Following the preview period, HRSA will accept public feedback for 60 days and plans to announce those details in a future Primary Health Care Digest newsletter. We look forward to receiving your feedback.
Community Health Center ResourcesResources
Jackson Kelly PLLC
The WVPCA has retained the law firm of Jackson Kelly, PLLC to provide legal guidance to the WV Primary Care Association and its members.
Jackson Kelly attorneys provide limited consultation to all members of the WVPCA at no charge, as part of the WVPCA contract. There is no limit to the number of calls which any member may make. All inquiries within the scope of professional competence of firm attorneys will be addressed. Inquiries which require expertise not available through the firm will be promptly identified and, when requested, Jackson Kelly will assist in referring the matter to accounting firms, insurance agents, or others as circumstances warrant.
All inquiries, responses and consultation services provided by the firm lawyers will be provided without additional charge beyond the retainer amount, except for matters which require formal opinions, representation of record in litigation, transactional work, e.g. the purchase or sale of real property, or matters which require continued representation, research or consultation beyond a single inquiry or document review.

Justin M. Harrison is a labor & employment lawyer with Jackson Kelly PLLC. He is available for consultation through a special retainer relationship with the WVPCA.  Justin can be reached at 304.340.1358 and via email at justin.harrison@jacksonkelly.com.
Risk Management Manual for Health Centers Now Available!
The Risk Management Manual for Health Centers is now available on the ECRI Institute Clinical Risk Management Program website! Designed to support a proactive approach to risk management at health centers and free clinics, the Manual provides background, tips, and how-tos in a manageable format.

Specific areas that are covered include:
  • Risk Management Program
  • Role of the Risk Manager
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Credentialing and Privileging
  • Communication with Patients
  • Tracking Systems for Diagnostic Tests, Referrals, and Hospitalizations
  • Patient Grievances and Complaints
  • Communication among Providers, Staff, and Community Partners
  • Claims and Lawsuits
  • And more!
View an archived webinar that provides a guided tour of the Manual and key features. For access to the ECRI Institute Clinical Risk Management Program website or any other questions, email clinical_rm_program@ecri.org.
ECRI Institute 
The  ECRI Institute  offers numerous policy templates that can be used as guidance consistent with the needs of community health centers. To take a look at their library of policy templates, click  here .

If you are not an ECRI member, creating a free account before accessing these materials is required. ECRI Institute resources are provided for free on behalf of HRSA.

To Access Policies: 
  • From the main page, click on the clinical risk management link on the left hand side of the page
  • Click sample policies and tools listed under tool-kits on left side of page
Click on the + sign to access individual templates.

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial/Chief Operations Officer
Data Services & Integration  Speci alist

Jennifer Boy d,
PA-C, PCMH-CCE Clinical Consultant
Education & Communications Coordinator

Health Data Analyst
J ohn Kennedy, MA
School-Based/Behavioral Health Coordinator

Member Relations Coordinator
Shannon Parker,  
Director of Health Center Operations

Special Programs Coordinator
Amanda West
Staff Accountant
Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator
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