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Friday, April 5th, 2019
KY Legislative Update - 2019 Final Report

Provided by Prentice Harvey, Government Strategies
2019 Regular Session, Healthcare, Passed Tracking Sheet

Kentucky HEALTH status & FAQs
Status of Kentucky HEALTH as of 3/27/2019
Given the legal decision blocking Kentucky HEALTH, no part of the waiver was implemented on April 1, 2019, or for the foreseeable future (pending the possibility of appeal or approval of a new waiver request). Any Kentucky HEALTH requirements or benefit changes outlined in the recently mailed "notice of eligibility" no longer apply to beneficiaries' coverage. New notices of eligibility will not be mailed out. Below are some useful FAQs from the Kentucky HEALTH team. 

Kentucky HEALTH Ruling Frequently Asked Questions
1.       When will Kentucky HEALTH begin in Kentucky?
As of March 27, 2019, the Kentucky HEALTH program is not live and does not have an anticipated start date. Any updates to the implementation timeline of Kentucky HEALTH will be made available at

2.       What does the legal decision mean for Medicaid beneficiaries?
Due to the delay of Kentucky HEALTH, there will be no changes for Medicaid beneficiaries. For the most up-to-date information about coverage and benefits, individuals should contact their Managed Care Organization (MCO).

3.       Does the Notice of Eligibility that beneficiaries received still include the most up-to-date information?
Due to the recent legal decision, the information about Kentucky HEALTH in the Notices of Eligibility is now outdated. For the most up-to-date information about coverage and benefits, beneficiaries should contact their MCO.

4.       Can beneficiaries still accrue My Rewards dollars?
Yes. Though the Kentucky HEALTH program has been delayed, beneficiaries can continue accruing My Rewards dollars. Should Kentucky HEALTH take effect in the future, some Kentucky HEALTH beneficiaries will be able to spend My Rewards dollars on some dental and vision services.

5.Should providers continue to submit Medically Frail Attestation Forms on behalf of beneficiaries?
No. At this time, Managed Care Organizations will not be accepting Medically Frail Attestation Forms. More information will be provided in the future.

KPCA Member Notes

This issue showcases membership at the 2019 NACHC Policy & Issues Forum, Congressman Hal Rogers Luncheon & Legislative Discussion, showing awareness of National Colorectal Cancer and much more!! 

Check out KPCA Member Notes here!!
New Spanish-version Widgets

HRSA’s Office of Information Technology has just released Spanish-version widgets. Grantees and other organizations can add widgets to their websites to provide easy access to HRSA-funded services

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The Latest from ERS on Rural Poverty and Well-Being

The Economic Research Service (ERS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture released data from its research on the economic, social, and demographic factors affecting rural poverty. The ERS reports that there are 353 persistently poor counties in the United States, meaning that 20 percent or more of their populations were living in poverty over the course of several decades. Eighty-five percent of these counties are rural. In 2017, more than one-third of non-metro families headed by a female with no spouse present were poor (33.8 percent), and nearly half of those with related children were poor (44.4 percent).

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Statewide tobacco-free-schools bill finally passes, and the governor is expected to sign it into law, effective July 1, 2020

A bill to ban the use of tobacco products in all Kentucky public schools and events finally passed on the last day of the legislative session and is on the way to Gov. Matt Bevin's desk for his signature or veto.

Because it was the last legislative day, Bevin's decision will be final. Sen. Ralph Alvarado, Bevin's running mate for lieutenant governor, reiterated that Bevin had told him he would sign the bill if it comes to his desk, and said he would be shocked if he didn't.

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Quarterly 340B Program Registration

Quarterly 340B Program site registration is open from April 1 to 15. Health centers are still able to register a site that has been verified as implemented and with a site status reflected as “active” in EHBs Form 5B through Friday, May 24, after which the system will close to prepare for the July 1 start. Email the 340B call center or call 888-340-2787 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ET) to register a new site or ask questions.
You will need to provide the following information when calling:
  • Health center name,
  • Site/clinic name,
  • Site IDs for all sites,
  • HRSA/BPHC grant number,
  • Contact name and email address, and
  • Authorizing official name and email address.
The authorizing official will receive an email message that the account is unlocked and a registration may be submitted.
A Fatal Blow? Depression and Opioids

New research from Purdue University finds that there is a stark relationship between depression and increased rates of opioid deaths, especially in areas with shortages of mental health providers and high rates of underinsurance.

Deaths attributable to overdoses of prescription narcotics "have really skyrocketed" during the last few years across much of the nation, reported Laura Schwab-Reese, a Purdue University researcher, in a recent webcast. "It's pretty bad, and we are seeing that it's getting quite a bit worse."

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2019 KPCA Spring Conference Registration is now OPEN!
Thursday, May 16th & Friday, May 17th, 2019
Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, 40511
This year's Spring Conference theme will be "Changing the Quality Calculus from Pay-for-Performance (P4P) to Value-Based Care

Register & See More
KHIE: In the Know

Immunization Data
Immunization data is live in the Kentucky Immunization Registry! As part of our HIE implementation project, we've reached a key milestone of ensuring all immunization connections are complete. We appreciate the patience and flexibility shown from everyone as we transitioned these feeds over to the immunization registry. At this time, all immunizations data submitted from participants are being sent to the Kentucky Immunization Registry. When viewing information in the registry now, you will be able to see the the most recent immunizations.

Web Services
We are currently working through the web services migration plan. We are aware of your time and resources. We are reaching out individually to web services connected participants to discuss this transition approach. Over the next month, we will work with you to schedule your cut-over. We will provide updates as necessary.

KPCA's Shared Services Corner
KPCA Offering Member Clinics Access to Modules within MedTrainer

The Kentucky Primary Care Association is presenting members with a new way to manage some of your compliance requirements by providing a single source solution to the administration of some key compliance folders and putting them in one place for easy tracking and auditing.
MedTrainer will provide easy access to you and your employees for online healthcare focused training, bringing e-learning to life, easy access by employees to learning curriculums they can access from anywhere; MedTrainer offers Compliance tools that allows clinics to manage many different types of risk related activities from one easy location through an incident reporting tool; risk assessment tool; compliance checklist; OSHA reporting; and HIPAA Risk mitigation.

Check out KPCA's Newest Provider Recruitment Partners!!

The Inline Group solves unsolvable physician and advanced practitioner staffing problems through truly innovative technology, a pioneering model and passionate specialists who actually care. Focused on primary care, behavioral health and urgent care specialties, the group aims to ease the pain felt by employers and practitioners by transparently providing highly personalized introductions with no strings attached. 

Learn More Here

Members, please log in to your KPCA account to view the The Inline Group Agreement for Use.

Contact Information
If you have any questions about the The Inline Group, please let Lindey Young, know!

New Funding Opportunities

New Supplemental Funding Opportunity Available: FY 2019 Integrated Behavioral Health Services

On Friday, March 29, HRSA announced the availability of $200 million in supplemental funding to health centers for Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS). IBHS funding will increase access to high-quality integrated behavioral health services, including prevention or treatment of mental health conditions and/or SUDs, including opioid use disorder (OUD).
Eligible health centers will receive emails announcing the availability of the Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) application module on Friday, April 5. Applications are due in EHBs by Monday, May 13, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Join us for one or both of the upcoming live Question and Answer (Q&A) Sessions:
  • Monday, April 15, noon-1:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, April 29, noon-1:30 p.m. ET
Be sure to watch the recorded presentation prior to the Q&A Sessions. Visit the technical assistance (TA) webpage for connection details for the Q&A Sessions and additional TA resources. Contact the IBHS TA Team with questions

New Funding Opportunity: Oral Health Infrastructure
On Friday, March 22, HRSA announced the availability of $76 million in one-time supplemental funding for Oral Health Infrastructure (OHI) to support health center infrastructure enhancements. These investments will increase access to new or enhanced high-quality, integrated oral health services, including those provided via telehealth and virtual dentistry

Applications are due in by Monday, April 22 (11:59 p.m. ET), and EHBs by Tuesday, May 21 (5:00 p.m. ET). Visit the OHI TA webpage for more information and contact the OHI TA Team with questions.

National Health Service Corps develops new Rural Community Loan Repayment Program

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) officials have announced that a new financial assistance program for health care providers -- the Rural Community Loan Repayment Program -- will accept applications later this spring. The program is designed for professionals working to combat the opioid epidemic in the country's rural communities.
Developed in coordination with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program initiative, the NHSC's new program seeks to expand access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment, assist in recovery, and prevent overdose deaths.
Basic information about the program can be found here. More details -- including application instructions and the application deadline -- will be posted at a later date
Outreach & Enrollment Update

Read Outreach & Enrollment Update Here

KPCA Kentucky HEALTH Update (3-13-19)

Oral Health Update

KPCA is a proud supporter and member of the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN).


Oral Health Care for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
Thursday, April 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Register here


Oral Health Infrastructure Toolkit
Friday, April 12, Noon-1:00 p.m. ET, Register here

Fundamentals of Health Center Dental Programs for Non-Clinicians: Financials
Thursday, April 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET Register here
**1.0 CDE credit**

Oral Health for Patients with Developmental Disabilities
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 4 - 5 pm ET Register

Assessing Risk and Providing Basic Services at Primary Care Settings
Thursday, May 23, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Registration information coming soon

Connecting Clients to Oral Health Services
Thursday, June 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET Registration information coming soon


KPCA Dental Director Roundtable Meeting
Friday, April 12th, Lexington, KY, Invite Only, please email for more information

American Association for Community Dental Programs
Sunday, April 14th, Memphis, TN See Agenda here

National Oral Health Conference
April 15-17, Memphis, TN See More

Tri-State Oral Health Summit
June 14-15, Birmingham, AL Register

2019 CAMBRA Coalition Conference
August 15-16, Denver, Colorado, See More

ADA/FDI World Dental Congress  
September 4-8 - San Francisco, CA See More

NNOHA Annual Conference
October 13-16, Las Vegas, NV See More

Opportunity for Funding

Networks for Oral Health Integration within the Maternal and Child Health Safety Net
Apply by April 29

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program
Apply by April 25

On-Demand Webinars


Weekly Pharmacy Update

Pharmacy Update: Medication Adherence Tip of the week

Provide enhanced patient counseling. Counseling considers a patient’s lifestyle and diet based on region and culture. These factors can have varying effects on the way a medication may work in a person’s body. Use the teach-back method during counseling to determine if a patient comprehends the information provided. Also have your patient summarize the information discussed regarding drug therapy. If patients understand their drug therapy and buy into it, they are more likely to adhere.
All content provided by Paula Straub, RPh, Precision Healthcare Delivery.

Pharmacy Access Office Hours on Thursday April 18, 2:00 ET will focus on Clinic-Administered Drugs

Pharmacy Access Office Hours are a monthly opportunity for health center and PCA staff to ask questions and share information about pharmacy-related issues access activities. They are supported by NACHC’s cooperative agreement with BPHC, and are held the third Thursday of each month at 2:00pm Eastern. This month’s session will include a brief presentation about reimbursement, 340B, and related issues involving clinic-administered drugs. Participation is free and there is no pre-registration; simply log-in here at 2:00pm ET on Thursday, April 18. Questions submitted in advance to Colleen Meiman at will receive priority.

Ceiling price for drugs purchased under 340B is now available on HRSA database

Effective Monday April 1, health centers and other 340B-eligible providers can verify the “ceiling price” for all the drugs they purchase under 340B.  The ceiling price is the maximum amount that a manufacturer may charge for a drug; however, it may not match a health center’s actual cost for a drug, as it does not include fees paid to distributors, or additional discounts that the manufacturer offers voluntarily.  More information on HRSA’s Ceiling Price Database – including who can access the pricing data and the confidentiality restrictions that apply -- is available in this HRSA webinar.  More information on 340B pricing is available in Chapter 4 of the NACHC 340B Manual for Health Centers.
Events and Webinars

Kentucky Department for Public Health's Harm Reduction Summit
Tuesday, April 9th, Covington, KY, Register


Introduction to the UDS Mapper
Tuesday, April 9, 11:00 a.m.-noon ET, Register here


Diabetes Continuum of Care: Using Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Integration to Address Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments and Diabetes
Tuesday, April 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET Register here

Preventing HPV Cancers through Health Systems
Wednesday, April 10th, 12:30- 1:45 pm ET Register


SUD-MH Tri-Annual Progress Reporting TA Office Hours
Wednesday, April 10, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET, Join the webcast the day of the session
Call-in: 888-233-9404, Passcode: 3415759


Building and Sustaining the HIV Workforce: Rhode Island’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Goes to College
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 3-4 PM ET Register
71st Annual Kentucky Public Health Association Conference
April 10-12, Covington, KY, Register

Cross-Cultural Trauma-Informed Care: Building Resilience & Capacity Through Partnership
April 10-11, Louisville, KY, Register

Patient-Centered Medical Home Teleconference
Thursday, April 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Call-in: 844-676-8471, Conference ID: 1400361


Oral Health Care for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
Thursday, April 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Register here


FTCA Health Center Program CY 2020 Deeming
Thursday, April 11, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET, Join the webcast the day of the session

Oral Health Infrastructure Toolkit
Friday, April 12, Noon-1:00 p.m. ET, Register here

Southeastern Kentucky RHC Network Meeting
Friday, April 12, London, KY, Register

Kentucky Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program
Friday, April 12th, Lexington, KY, For more information, email Tina McCormick at

American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference and Expo
April 14-16, New Orleans, LA, Register

2019 National Rural EMS & Care Conference
April 17-18, Charleston, SC, Register


Beyond Quality of Care Measures: Preventing Cervical and Breast Cancer in Health Center Programs
Thursday, April 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, Register here


Fundamentals of Health Center Dental Programs for Non-Clinicians: Financials
Thursday, April 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET Register here
**1.0 CDE credit**


NACHC Pharmacy Office Hours: Clinic-Administered Drugs
Thursday, April 18, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Join office hours the day of the session
Submit a question in advance

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Using Health Promotion/Behavior Change to Address Childhood and Adult Obesity and Diabetes
Thursday, April 18 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET Register here


Using Health Information Technology to Enhance Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
Thursday, April 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET, Register here

Western Kentucky RHC Network Meeting
Friday, April 19, Hopkinsville, KY,  Register

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Trainer Course
April 22nd -26th, Prestonsburg, KY, See More, Register


UDS Mapper Special Topics
Tuesday, April 23, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Register here


Diabetes Continuum of Care: Using the CHW and Enabling Services Workforce to Address SDOH and Diabetes
Tuesday, April 23, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET Register here


The Health Information and Technology, Evaluation and Quality Center (HITEQ) Highlights: Growing and Sustaining a Data Driven Culture
Tuesday, April 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, Register here


Two Sides of the Same Coin: Addressing SDOH and Enabling Services Data Collection
Thursday, April 25, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET, Register here

National Rx Abuse & Heroin Summit
April 22-25, Atlanta, GA, Register

Central States Integration Summit
April 25-26th, 2019, La Vista, Nebraska, Draft Agenda, Register

Improving HPV Vaccination Rates in Schools
Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:30 AM - 3 PM, Cincinnati, OH Register

The “Shoestring Budget” Plan for Doing HPV Vaccination Quality Improvement in Primary Care Offices
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3-4:15 Pm ET Register


Oral Health for Patients with Developmental Disabilities
Tuesday, April 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET, Register here



Community Health Workers in HIV Care: Insights from the Field
Thursday, May 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Register here

KRHA Northeast Regional Meeting
Friday, May 3rd, Morehead, KY Register

42nd Annual National Rural Health Association Rural Health Conference
May 7-10, Atlanta, GA, Register

2019 Kentucky Asthma Symposium
May 7th, Georgetown, KY, Register

2019 Allergy & Asthma Day on Capitol Hill
May 8th, Washington, DC, Register


Introduction to the UDS Mapper
Wednesday, May 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Register here


Opioid Abuse Disorder Care & Community Alignment Workshop
Monday, May 13th, Pikeville, KY Register

Diabetes Care & Community Alignment Workshop
Tuesday, May 14th, Hazard, KY, Register

2019 KPCA Spring Conference
May 16 - 17, Lexington, KY, Register

Kentucky Telehealth Summit
Thursday, May 23rd, Bowling Green, KY Register

Assessing Risk and Providing Basic Services at Primary Care Settings
Thursday, May 23, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Registration information coming soon

UDS Mapper Advanced Topics: Opioid Intervention
Friday, May 24, 11:00 a.m.-noon ET, Register here

Get SMART: Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy
May 29th & 30th , Bowling Green, KY See More

Connecting Clients to Oral Health Services
Thursday, June 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET Registration information coming soon

2019 Kentucky Rural Health Clinic Summit
Friday, June 7th, Richmond, KY Register

Diabetes Care & Community Alignment Workshop
Wednesday, June 19th, Bowling Green, KY Register

2019 Kentucky Medical Law Update
Tuesday, June 25th, Morehead, Ky Register

2019 KRHA's Viral Hepatitis Conference
Wednesday, July 31st, Lexington, KY Save the Date

Annual Kentucky eHealth Summit
August 15-16, 2019, Lexington, Ky Save the Date
OnDemand Webinars
Grant and Scholarships Opportunities
CDC Immunization and Vaccine Programs for Children

April 8

CDC Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdose Prevention
April 8 


Poison Center Network
Apply by April 10

ARC Funding for Economic Revitalization in Appalachia
April 10


Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Program
Apply by April 11


Transforming Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
Apply by April 11

DOJ Training and Technical Assistance for Violence Against Women
April 11

OMH Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program
April 13


Nurse Anesthetist Trainee-ship Program
April 15

NIH Grants to Translate Research Into Clinical Practice
April 15

HHS Grants to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy 
April 15

Full-Service Community Schools Program
April 15

USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants – Opioid
April 15


CDC Violent Death Reporting System
April 15


USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
April 15 and May 15

Strengthening Care for HIV and Opioid Use Disorder
April 16

Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program
April 16


Strengthening Systems of Care for People Living with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder
Apply by April 16

SAMHSA Grants Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health
April 19

Innovations in Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
April 22

Oral Health Infrastructure (OHI)
Apply by April 22

SAMHSA: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Minorities at High Risk for HIV/AIDS
April 22

HRSA Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program
April 22

NIH Summer Research Education Experience Program
April 23

DOL Employment and Training for Re-entry
April 25


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program
Apply by April 25

Comprehensive Cancer Control Mentorship Program
April 26

Networks for Oral Health Integration within the Maternal and Child Health Safety Net
Apply by April 29

Mary Kay Foundation Domestic Violence Shelter Grants
April 30

CDC Overdose Data Collection
May 2

Comments Requested: ONC Proposal for Interoperability of Health IT
May 3

HRSA Maternal Opioid Misuse Model
May 6

SAMHSA Grants for First Responders to Opioid Overdose
May 6


Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Evaluation
May 6

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation (RCORP-Implementation) 
May 6

RCORP-Evaluation Funding Opportunity
May 6

HRSA Opioid Workforce Expansion Program
May 7

HRSA: Graduate Psychology Education Program
May 7

DOJ Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
May 7

Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Professionals
Apply by May 7

DOJ:  Building Capacity for Tribal Researchers
May 13


Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)
Apply by May 13

NIH Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health
May 14

USDA Traditional Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program
May 15

CDC Grants for Health and Wellness in Indian Country
May 15

NIH: Researching Interventions to Heart and Lung Disease Risk
May 17

HRSA: Enhancing Oral Health Infrastructure in Health Centers
May 21

HRSA: Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies
May 24

Capacity Building for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
May 31

USDA Rural Broadband Loan and Grant Program
May 31

USAC Telecommunications Program for Rural Health Care
May 31

Research for Smoking Cessation in Disadvantaged Populations
June 13

Maternal and Child Health Services
Apply by July 15

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