Current Events in CHC Finance

Nov 16, 2020 10:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2020 11:00am

Identification: Sponsored by BKD CPAs & Advisors. Click into BKD CPAs & Advisors Virtual Showcase in the Sponsor Directory to join this informative session

Sponsored by BKD CPAs & Advisors. Click into BKD CPAs & Advisors Virtual Showcase in the Sponsor Directory to join this informative session

HGS1 Opening Plenary Session #1: Post-Election Environmental Scan

Nov 16, 2020 11:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2020 1:00pm

Identification: HGS1

This session will offer an environmental scan that will provide a context for discussions about NACHC’s future strategic direction and priorities. The scan will include how a pandemic, a recession, an election and a renewed social justice movement may impact safety-net providers and will change community health. Come hear from the leading experts in these fields.

HGS2 Conference Welcome & HMA1 Education Session #1: Telling the Value Story - Telehealth and State Medicaid

Nov 16, 2020 1:30pm ‐ Nov 16, 2020 3:30pm

Identification: HGS2_HMA1

Demonstrate how PCAs and HCCNs are handling both challenges and opportunities in state telehealth and Medicaid policy to protect and expand primary care delivery and improve health outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify and evaluate best practices and approaches in state and federal telehealth policy since the onset of the pandemic, with a focus on compiling a set of action steps states can take in 2021 to enact these best practices into law.
  • Assess and analyze the state Medicaid environment, based on current activities and the outcome of the 2020 federal and state elections.
  • Breaking out participants into red- and blue-state leaning groups, identify and differentiate various offensive and defensive strategies to support state Medicaid programs in 2021.

HMA2 Education Session #2: Evolving Roles of PCAs and HCCNs

Nov 16, 2020 4:30pm ‐ Nov 16, 2020 5:20pm

Identification: HMA2

Explore the unique value in community systems of care during a discussion about evolving and emerging roles of PCAs and HCCNs in non-traditional partnerships, health advocacy, and capacity building. During this session, PCAs and HCCNs will discuss how relationships at the local, state and national levels have been strengthened and new ones created, identify new ways to access critical resources as care changes, and how data and information is leveraged to understand and support key initiatives and implications on policy and operations both short and long-term. Join the discussion with each PCA or HCCN to hear more about their experiences, key information used in each approach, and discuss ways needed to keep the momentum moving forward.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize ways to approach and develop new and non-traditional partnerships and continue to strengthen relationships at the local, state, and national level through the pandemic and beyond;
  • Demonstrate to the audience key foundational items needed when developing a new partnership model and resources;
  • Examine an organization’s clinical information network (CIN) and the paths being taken toward quality outcomes and value-based contracting models.

FQHC Executive Compensation, Succession, Retirement & Total Rewards Strategies

Nov 17, 2020 10:00am ‐ Nov 17, 2020 11:00am

Sponsored by The Hebets Company. Click into The Hebets Company Virtual Showcase in the Sponsor Directory to join this informative session

Improve Patient Access and Provider Satisfaction in a Virtual Age: Beyond Telehealth

Nov 17, 2020 10:00am ‐ Nov 17, 2020 11:00am

Sponsored by NextGen Healthcare. Click into NextGen Healthcare Virtual Showcase in the Sponsor Directory to join this informative session

HGS3 Day 2 Welcome and Plenary Session #2: Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Health Center Movement

Nov 17, 2020 11:00am ‐ Nov 17, 2020 12:30pm

Identification: HGS3

With its foundation in social justice, the Health Center Movement should be positioned to lead the nation as a model for diversity, equity and inclusivity. During this session, attendees will hear from a national organization that adopted the Learning Collaborative Model to guide entities in developing their abilities to identify areas of concern and develop strategies towards a new dynamic for systemic changes. The session will be an interactive “conversation” between the speaker, reactor panelists and the audience.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the importance of addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their workplace.
  • Use lessons learned from two learning collaboratives of health centers on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Have tools, resources, and strategies to consider when beginning to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

HTuA1 Education Session #3: Brave New World: Empowering and Transforming Health Centers to Grow Their Own

Nov 17, 2020 1:30pm ‐ Nov 17, 2020 2:15pm

Identification: HTuA1

The health inequities and vulnerabilities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and coupled with historic unemployment rates and looming homelessness underscores the need for a health center workforce that is more prepared than ever to deliver high-quality, patient-centered, comprehensive care to an increasing number of medically underserved individuals with complex health conditions. Where will health centers find and recruit the workforce to serve this expanding need? How will they ensure that the proper training and education to address social determinants of health is implemented? The recently funded Health Professions Education & Training (HP-ET) Initiative presents an opportunity to address the workforce needs of health centers well into the future. What roles should PCAs, HCCNs, and NTTAPs play to advance this initiative? Which workforce strategies support the workforce to meet the needs of the populations served by health centers? What resources are available and how can they be applied? How does your strategy fit into your organization’s recommitment to social and racial justice? Join this discussion to examine and reflect upon how health centers can use a variety of resources to enhance their workforce strategies to grow toward a diverse workforce that is representative of the populations that they serve.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe best practices for PCAs and HCCNs to support health centers’ readiness to engage in health professions training.
  • Identify resources to assist health centers’ development of workforce strategies.
  • Know how to apply these resources to recruit, retain, and nurture a diverse workforce representative of the populations served.

HGS4 Plenary Session #3: HRSA/Bureau of Primary Health Care Update and Conference Wrap-up

Nov 17, 2020 3:30pm ‐ Nov 17, 2020 5:15pm

Identification: HGS4

Through the Health Center Program, the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) funds and supports health centers in underserved communities, providing access to high quality, family oriented, comprehensive primary and preventive health care for people who are low-income, uninsured or face other obstacles to receiving health care. Over its more than 55 year history, the Health Center Program has grown from two health centers to nearly 1,400 health centers, serving 1 in 11 people in the United States at approximately 13,000 sites in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. Throughout the pandemic, health centers have played an important role in providing testing and care for those affected by COVID-19, while continuing to provide quality primary health care services for the nation’s underserved. This session will provide updates on BPHC's programmatic operations, overall strategic direction, and COVID-19 impacts and efforts. Join this discussion to learn more about BPHC strategic directions, funding opportunities, and operational updates for FY 2021.

Learning Objectives:
  • BPHC's strategic direction for FY 2021: Reaching for Excellence and Advancing Community Health (REACH).
  • Understand new BPHC's operational activities, including weekly surveys, progress reports, and site visits.
  • Share and discuss HRSA/BPHC COVID-19 efforts and COVID-19 impacts on health centers and their patients.