340B: Developments in Policy and Reimbursement

Mar 16, 2021 10:30am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 11:30am

Identification: PTuB2

Speakers will provide updates on the latest break policy and reimbursement developments in the 340B space, including on the Hill, at HRSA, in states, and in contracting.

Visit the Sponsor Directory and Break

Mar 16, 2021 11:30am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 12:00pm

Identification: BRK4

Concurrent Sessions

Mar 16, 2021 12:00pm ‐ Mar 16, 2021 1:00pm

Identification: cc5

Provider Relief Funds and Cares Act Grants, What we know now about Compliance

Mar 16, 2021 12:00pm ‐ Mar 16, 2021 1:00pm

Identification: PTuC3

COVID-19 has resulted in additional funding for Health Centers. As frequently happens with new federal funding, the compliance environment evolves with the latest frequently asked question (FAQ) updates, new reporting guidelines, and documentation standards. While the environment is changing, that does not mean Health Centers can wait passively for a perfect future date to begin taking compliance seriously. In this session, we will provide an update on the current grant management environment. We will share what we know, what we do not know and provide insight into how the compliance environment is evolving. We can be certain that things will continue to change, but this session will provide confirmation for some, ideas for many, and motivation for others. Compliance is a required part of this funding, and ignorance is not an excuse that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) accepts. We are entering the phase of accountability for this funding, and we want you to be prepared.
Learning Objectives:
  • Update attendees on key COVID-19 related funding streams compliance requirements
  • Address high risk compliance elements associated with the additional COVID-19 funding.
  • Provide a summary on the updates to the Uniform Grant Guidance regulations that serve as the basis for Federal grants management best practices and recommendations for improving the COVID-19 funding compliance for your Health Center.

A Year of Opportunities and Challenges: Briefing from the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)

Mar 16, 2021 12:00pm ‐ Mar 16, 2021 1:00pm

Identification: PTuA3

In 2019, NAMD and NACHC convened a workgroup of eight State Medicaid Directors and State PCA leaders to systematically explore priority areas and identify opportunities for collaboration at the national and state levels. Through quarterly meetings and other engagements, this workgroup has held discussion on COVID-19 and childhood vaccine challenges, state telehealth policies, the state Medicaid budget landscape, value-based payment and quality of care/clinical measures, among others. Looking ahead in 2021, the state Medicaid environment will face immense opportunities and challenges due to the pandemic, the new presidential administration, and state budget pressures. This session will include a briefing from NAMD staff on the current environment, a joint workgroup briefing, and related discussion from a PCA leader and their respective State Medicaid Director.
Learning Objectives:
  • Hear information on current state Medicaid landscape, including key priorities and challenges in red, blue and purple states.
  • Learn about ongoing work of the NAMD/NACHC workgroup over the past 18 months.
  • Identify key issues for ongoing NAMD/NACHC collaboration.

A Movement Not a Moment: Strengthening the Capacity of Grassroots Advocates

Mar 16, 2021 12:00pm ‐ Mar 16, 2021 1:00pm

Identification: PTuB3

Congressional Management Foundation research shows that grasstops advocates (sometimes referred to as "key contacts" or "ambassadors") have a great deal of influence on their policymakers' decisions. A majority of congressional staff in a CMF survey showed "less than 10 emails" would get their attention if they were sent by someone who claimed to represent more constituents (connected to a nonprofit, association, or company in the district/state). While being an ambassador has its advantages, consistently engaging policymakers can be difficult to fit into a grasstops advocate's already busy life. This presentation will teach local advocacy leaders the skills needed for any advocacy operation to be effective; how to find community allies to help advance policy priorities; strategies for mapping connections to policymakers within their personal and professional networks; and how to adjust communications to resonate with any public official.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn strategies to adjust communications to resonate with any public official.
  • Learn how to grow your network of community allies to help advance policy priorities.
  • Learn strategies for mapping connections to policymakers within personal and professional networks.

Visit the Sponsor Directory and Break

Mar 16, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Mar 16, 2021 1:30pm

Identification: BRK5

Closing General Session: Federal Update

Mar 16, 2021 1:30pm ‐ Mar 16, 2021 3:30pm

Identification: PGS2

Maurice Denis, Associate Vice President, Membership and Marketing, NACHC, Master of Ceremonies We convene to assess our progress and look to the future. NACHC enjoys strong partnerships throughout the federal government which has helped guide the growth and development of the health center program over many years. This year, that partnership has been invaluable, as together we have carried forward a national response to the COVID crisis. Join us as we hear from key federal partners who will discuss priorities going forward.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand HRSA’s priorities for the coming year.
  • Describe emerging issues in response to the COVID crisis.
  • Understand key federal partnerships with NACHC in the health center program.

PCA and HCCN General Session - **Invitation Only**

Mar 18, 2021 11:00am ‐ Mar 18, 2021 3:00pm

Identification: PCAGS

I. 12:00–12:10PM: General Session Opening and Welcome II. 12:10–12:35PM: NACHC Regional Strategic Meetings Update III. 12:40–1:45PM: Crafting Stories to Win Hearts, Minds, and VOTES of Lawmakers IV. 1:45–2:00PM: BREAK  V. 2:00–3:15PM: Conversations with Public Policy and Research Team VI. 3:15–3:25PM: BREAK VII. 3:25–3:55PM: PCA and HCCN Leadership Chairs VIII. 3:55-4:00PM Wrap-up/Closing

Zoom Breakout Session: Telehealth Reimbursement

Mar 18, 2021 1:25pm ‐ Mar 18, 2021 2:15pm

Identification: ZBO1