Over the years, HRSA has significantly increased its scrutiny of health centers' compliance with the 19 key Health Center Program requirements through the on-site Operational Site Visit (OSV) process. The following are important points to review in preparation for this process:_x000D_
Are you providing all required services and does your scope of project accurately identify the mode of delivery?_x000D_
Do you have appropriate and compliant contracts and agreements in place with other healthcare providers?_x000D_
Have you fully implemented the new sliding fee discount program requirements?_x000D_
Do your billing and collection policies maximize reimbursement while maintaining optimum access?_x000D_
Is your board of directors exercising all of its authorities and meeting other governance requirements?
Understand the key Health Center Program requirements addressed in the Health Center Program Site Visit Guide that result in common concerns.
Identify common high risk areas from the finance, operations, and governance perspectives.
Develop an action plan for preparing for the OSV and for attaining and maintaining compliance consistent with current trends.