The onslaught of the Coronavirus through the communities we serve has transformed the techniques we use to deliver care now and potentially for years to come. Can the FTCA program protect health centers as you devise new and more sophisticated methods to deliver services in this difficult environment? This session’s panel will discuss the program’s applicability to telehealth technology, COVID-19 testing, care to non-health center patients, service areas questions, and other FTCA issues related to the COVID-19 world we inhabit. Be prepared with your questions in this interactive virtual workshop as we take a deep dive into your malpractice protection during this pandemic.
Join health center representatives, government health officials, health care sponsors and vendors and many others from around the country for the Opening General Session at NACHC’s CHI@Home conference. It will feature a dynamic Keynote address by Dr. Damon Tweedy, author of the NY Times best-selling book “Black Man in a White Coat-A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine.” The session will also include other special speakers and presentations to honor the legacies of two civil rights and congressional health center champions.
Speakers will provide updates on recent policy and reimbursement developments in the 340B space, including at the Federal and state level, among manufacturers, and in contracting. A speaker will also discuss how his FQHC adapted their 340B and pharmacy operations in response to COVID-19.
Challenge your thinking! The health center movement can move forward only if we consider alternative future scenarios, explore new approaches to assess community needs and get candid about relationships, partnering and allies. Hear some provocative and new ideas as well as health centers leaders’ reactions as a springboard for your own reflections about the future.
Health center board financial oversight responsibilities are significant during normal business conditions, but are heightened during times of crisis. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, those responsibilities have become even more critical to the financial sustainability of our health centers. This session will consider key activities or steps that boards can take as part of their strategic fiscal oversight role during COVID response and recovery. Topics will include governance considerations related to grants compliance, what to monitor on center financial statements during COVID response and recovery, among others.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted health centers to reimagine and redesign many of the ways in which care is delivered to provide continued support to patients with chronic disease. Many of these innovations and emerging care models will be normalized as the future of health care. This session will highlight and explore several of the strategies that have emerged during the pandemic and the lessons learned implementing them, including increased use of telehealth, decentralization of care, home blood pressure and home glucose monitoring, proactive outreach, new workflows, and new uses of health care extenders.
The COVID-19 pandemic required health center dental clinics to respond by limiting care to emergencies. Recovery issues addressed by successful dental programs included procedure classification by risk, revised workflow, infection control, and tele-dentistry. NACHC’s Quality Center Value Transformation Framework provides a conceptual model to guide systems change in three domains: Infrastructure, Care Delivery, and People. Reimagined oral health care must address these domains, including expansion of care team members involved in the provision of oral health services and use of dental care team members for the services they are uniquely trained to provide. Lessons learned during reopening can be applied to maximize dental care in a value-based care environment. This session will provide a view of these issues from national, state, and local perspectives.