Section: Spotlight Articles, September 2018
From the CEO's Desk
The future clearly favors health centers who have become masters of their own data. Within the health center movement, there is an understanding of the unwavering commitment to quality that is a hallmark of community health centers.

As neighbors caring for neighbors, we hold ourselves to high standards, knowing that the care provided must be good enough for our mothers, our daughters, our friends. We are accustomed to accountability to our community and to HRSA. However, more and more our health centers are being required to objectively demonstrate this quality in order to remain viable as financial compensation is made contingent upon this data.

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HHS Awards Millions to Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced $125 million in Quality Improvement grant awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve. This announcement came during National Health Center Week, the annual celebration that highlights the critical role community health centers play in providing high-quality, affordable, primary healthcare.

Tennessee health centers were awarded a combined total of $2.2 million in funding.

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Register Today for the 2018 Annual Leadership Conference
TPCA’s 2018 Annual Leadership Conference, which will take place October 3-5 in Murfreesboro, will celebrate the Association’s first 40 years and will offer training and networking opportunities that will help prepare health center leaders to move forward.

Click here for details and to register.
NEW FEATURE! Compliance Corner
Compliance Corner: HRSA Compliance Manual Updated

HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care has revised the Health Center Program Compliance Manual, which was originally issued in August 2017, to reflect the amended Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 254b). The Site Visit Protocol and other supporting documents have also been updated. The updated Site Visit Protocol will be used for all OSVs occurring after Thursday September 6, 2018. Below is a summary list of revisions that are important for you to know. A fully detailed list of revisions can be found here.

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