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Legislation to enact reforms to the 340B program was recently introduced in the House of Representatives. Learn more about Congressional efforts to shore up the program. What is the 340B Program? The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal program, established in 1992, which allows certain providers, including community health centers, to purchase outpatient medications at a discount. Congress established the 340B program to ensure eligible providers could “stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.” The savings generated from the program allow community health centers ...
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Madisonville, TN A Registered Nurse who has a Master’s of Science in Nursing who will function in an expanded role providing psychiatric mental health services, including substance use disorder services under approved medical protocols and in conjunction with medical and psychiatric providers. Annual Salary: $120,000-$140,000 Learn More and Apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=ff6c0888-d24a-42ff-b961-34c6421ac586&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CurrentOpenings&jobId=519748 Family Medicine Physician/ Internal ...
Summer provides a variety of opportunities for health centers stay engaged in advocacy. Read on to learn about upcoming opportunities! Summer provides many different advocacy opportunities for community health centers. By summer, the state legislative session has adjourned, and Congress returns to their districts at various points over the summer on recess. With elected officials returning to their districts, it is the perfect time to invite them out for a visit. In addition, August marks National Health Center Week, a celebration of health centers that lends itself to advocacy and community engagement. National Health Center Week (August ...
Are you passionate about serving the under-served and dream of managing programs that improve the lives of fellow citizens? If you are ready to be a leading force in improving the health of citizens in Tennessee, we want you as the Dentist. The SCCMC serves as both a Federally Qualified Health Center and a county health department. The dental clinic serves uninsured and insured populations. The SCCMC Dentist serves as a clinical provider, with a focus on treating children, adults, clinic management, and providing general dental services. This is a full-time position based at the clinic site in Dover, TN. Key Responsibilities: Provide clinical dental ...
Congress has begun work on the FY25 appropriations process, including annual health center funding sign on letters. Learn more about this process and how you can advocate for health centers in today's blog! Community health centers receive federal funding through the Community Health Center Fund, known as mandatory funding, and through the annual appropriations process, known as discretionary funding. The Community Health Center Fund, which is multi-year base funding for health centers, accounts for about 70% of federal funding. Health centers also receive about 30% of their federal funding through the annual appropriations process, with each fiscal ...
Community health centers rely on the Health Care Safety Net funding to care for uninsured adults. Learn more about the fund in this year’s budget: Health Care Safety Net An estimated 10.4% of adult Tennesseans are uninsured. 1 The Health Care Safety Net, administered through the Tennessee Department of Health, partially offsets the cost of providing care for these patients through community health centers and charitable and faith-based clinics. The majority of the fund, 82.5% is allocated to Primary Care Plus, the portion of the funding that supports primary, dental, and behavioral health services. 2 The remaining funding is allocated ...
The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation to expand access to treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in community health centers. The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation last week that expands the capacity of community health centers (CHCs) and community mental health centers (CMHCs) to treat Opioid Use Disorder using Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), the use of medications and behavioral health services to treat addiction. TPCA worked closely with the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) in 2019 to pass legislation that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in CHCs ...
Responsible for directing, supervising and coordinating key functions and activities of the Erlanger Community Health Centers, including new sites to be established, while ensuring that operating performance meets budgeted targets, UDS benchmarks and other performance and outcome criteria. Assumes full administrative responsibility by delegation, and in the absence of the Chief Executive Officer. Works in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Directors, Managers and Supervisors to optimize performance, while fostering effective integration with Erlanger Health System (EHS). Provides guidance and direction to the team following best practice guidelines ...
After several months of short-term funding extensions, Congress passed both forms of community health center funding, providing health centers with an infusion for the remainder of the year. Community health centers receive federal funding through the Community Health Center Fund and through the annual appropriations process. The Community Health Center Fund, which is multi-year base funding for health centers, accounts for about 70% of federal funding and was last reauthorized more than three years ago. He15alth centers also receive about 30% of their federal funding through the annual appropriations process. September 30, 2023, marked the end of the fiscal ...
Tri State Community Health Center is looking for a Dentist/Dental Director with a passion for people and a desire to care for the less fortunate of our society. As the Dentist/Dental Director, you will have considerable autonomy in directing the clinic and staff, supervising the Dental Assistant(s), Dental Hygienist(s), and Dental Receptionist(s) as assigned. Our clinic is also an affiliate with the University of Tennessee and as such, the Dental Director will also be in a teaching position for rotating dental and hygiene students from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and dental assistants from Concorde Career College. The Director will provide ...
Mercy Community Healthcare is excited to announce that we are hiring a Quality Improvement Director at our Franklin, TN location. Mercy exists to show the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare to all and support to their families. Mercy provides comprehensive Primary Care in our Adult and Pediatric Clinics. Mercy also addresses Mental Health in our Department of Psychiatry and Counseling Center. As a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC), Mercy primarily serves uninsured and underinsured patients in our community. Key Responsibilities Providing leadership in the development of equitable and evidence-based ...
Erlanger Community Health Center is recruiting a Chief Medical Officer to oversee it's urban FQHC with 3 locations in downtown Chattanooga. The ideal candidate would be board certified in Internal Medicine or Family medicine and would provide day to day resources for medical services and able to manage complex medical conditions and disorders for adults. Position Responsibilities Established FQHC practice model with 3 locations in downtown Chattanooga Outpatient duties in a fast-paced environment FQHC provides comprehensive community services such as primary care, pediatrics, dental care, pharmacy and social work Position will provide medical directorship ...
Are you a highly effective professional CFO with proven leadership that takes pride in your job? Does leading the financial well-being of a healthcare organization excite you? If so, we may offer the right opportunity for you. Mountain People’s Health Councils, Inc. , a Federally Qualified Health Center, is seeking to hire an experienced CFO to lead the financial and accounting functions for our growing organization. Our desire is to find an individual who is pro-active, team-oriented, who has proven leadership and excellent communication skills to serve as a partner to the CEO and administrative team in carrying out the vision of the organization ...
At the end of last week, Congress passed a spending package which provides health centers with an increase in funding through December 2024. Read on to learn more about the bill. Community health centers receive federal funding through the Community Health Center Fund and through the annual appropriations process. The Community Health Center Fund, which is multi-year base funding for health centers, accounts for about 70% of federal funding and was last reauthorized three years ago. Health centers also receive about 30% of their federal funding through the annual appropriations process. September 30, 2023, marked the end of the fiscal year, the date on which ...
Over the weekend, Congressional leadership released text of bills that includes an increase in health center funding through the end of December. Community health centers receive federal funding through the Community Health Center Fund and through the annual appropriations process. The Community Health Center Fund, which is multi-year base funding for health centers, accounts for about 70% of federal funding and was last reauthorized three years ago. Health centers also receive about 30% of their federal funding through the annual appropriations process. September 30, 2023, marked the end of the fiscal year, the date on which both forms of health center ...
Congress returns to D.C. this week with only a few legislative days to act before health center funding expires on March 8. Read on to learn how to take action to support health centers. Community health centers receive federal funding through the Community Health Center Fund and through the annual appropriations process. The Community Health Center Fund, which is multi-year base funding for health centers, accounts for about 70% of federal funding and was last reauthorized three years ago.Health centers also receive about 30% of their federal funding through the annual appropriations process. September 30, 2023, marked the end of the fiscal year, the date ...

The SUSTAIN 340B Act

Last week, a bipartisan group of senators released a discussion draft of legislation, the SUSTAIN 340B Act, to address concerns with the 340B drug pricing program. Read on to learn more about their efforts in this weeks' TPCA policy blog. The federal 340B drug pricing program allows health centers to purchase outpatient medications at a discount. By mission and statute, health centers are required to invest every cent of savings from the program into patient care. Not only does the program support access to affordable medications, but it allows health centers to meet the unique needs of their communities, supporting services such as behavioral health and substance ...

CHC Funding: March 8 Deadline

Congress must come to an agreement on health center funding before funding expires on March 8. Read on to learn more about what may come next for health centers. Community health centers receive federal funding through the Community Health Center Fund and through the annual appropriations process. The Community Health Center Fund, which is multi-year base funding for health centers, accounts for about 70% of federal funding and was last reauthorized three years ago. Health centers also receive about 30% of their federal funding through the annual appropriations process. September 30, 2023, marked the end of the fiscal year, the date on which both forms of ...
Congress passed a third short-term continuing resolution last week, which includes an extension of health center funding through March 8. Read on to learn more about how you can advocate for a long-term solution for health centers. Community health centers receive federal funding through the Community Health Center Fund and through the annual appropriations process. The Community Health Center Fund, which is multi-year base funding for health centers, accounts for about 70% of federal funding and was last reauthorized three years ago. Health centers also receive about 30% of their federal funding through the annual appropriations process. September 30, 2023 ...
Over the weekend, Congress reached an agreement on a third continuing resolution (CR) since the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2023. Read on to learn more about the latest CR, set to be voted on this week includes an extension of health center funding. Community health centers receive federal funding through the Community Health Center Fund and through the annual appropriations process. The Community Health Center Fund, which is multi-year base funding for health centers, accounts for about 70% of federal funding and was last reauthorized three years ago. Health centers also receive about 30% of their federal funding through the annual appropriations ...