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2020 Census Resources for your clinic and patients.Census partners are vital to ensuring a complete and accurate count. As trusted voices in your communities, you play a key role in raising awareness that the 2020 Census is easy, safe, and important. Read More 
CMS proposed rule change: CMS proposed rule change on patient care policies and FQHC/RHC evaluation. This rule changes 42 CFR 491.9(B)(4) review of patient care policies from annual to every two years and 42 CFR 491.11(A) annual program evaluation to every other year. Read More
 
Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment ECHO. Clinicians are cordially invited to participate in the Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment ECHO® funded by the Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning (RCORP) grant from HRSA. Read More 
Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers (KYACHW) Training Education Needs. The Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers (KYACHW) is seeking input from Community Health Workers (CHW) on education and training needs. This information will help the KYACHW in planning educational events for the CHW workforce in Kentucky and inform future planning for meeting competencies required for certification. Read More 
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) is pleased to offer a credential for Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Kentucky. The Commonwealth’s rich history of CHWs began in 1994 with Family Health Advisors at Kentucky Homeplace. Read More
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services issues statement advising people to use caution regarding vaping. The statement said the Department for Public Health is monitoring and investigating a growing number of cases of pulmonary disease related to e-cigarettes use or vaping. Read More
Barrier to rural opioid treatment: driving distance to methadone clinics. People who live in rural counties in five states heavily affected by the opioid epidemic must drive longer distances to obtain methadone, a treatment for opioid addiction, compared to individuals from urban counties, say Yale researchers. Read More
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Publishes Humana Study on Health Care Spending. The study is a follow up to the well-known 2012 JAMA study – “Eliminating Waste in US Health Care,” by Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP and Andrew D. Hackbarth, MPhil. Read More
HHS Proposes Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms to Support Value-Based and Coordinated Care. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to modernize and clarify the regulations that interpret the Physician Self-Referral Law (the “Stark Law”) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Read More
Engaged Patients are Healthier Patients. When you activate patients to participate fully in their care, you unlock the potential to make strides toward healthcare’s most important goals: better outcomes at lower costs, and with better patient experience along the way. Read More
 
Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment ECHO Clinicians are cordially invited to participate in the Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment ECHO® funded by the Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning (RCORP) grant from HRSA. Read More 
Kentucky Proposed 340B Policy and Procedures Manual. The Federal 340B Drug Discount Program (the “340B Program”) is a budget-neutral drug-pricing program that allows certain hospitals and clinics (“Covered Entities”) to buy discounted medication from drug manufacturers. Established in 1992, the 340B Program has grown to become a critical financial resource for safety-net health care providers across the United States, including disproportionate share hospitals, critical access hospitals, and sole community hospitals, as well as federally funded clinics such as federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), black lung clinics, and Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act (CARE) clinics. Read More
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