CaptureRx Industry News

In order to provide you with critical information about the industry and how it affects your organization, we will regularly update this page with critical information and links to industry, state, and federal resources.

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340B News & Highlights

HHS Launches New Reimbursement Program for COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Fees not Covered by Insurance

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/05/03/hhs-launches-new-reimbursement-program-for-covid19-vaccine-adminsitration-fees-not-covered-by-insurance.html

HHS Awards Over $32 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand COVID-19 Training and Support for Health Centers

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/04/29/hhs-awards-over-32-million-american-rescue-plan-funding-expand-covid-19-training-support-health-centers.html

HHS Announces $1 Billion from American Rescue Plan for Construction and Renovation Projects at Health Centers

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/04/27/hhs-announces-1-billion-dollar-from-american-rescue-plan-for-construction-and-renovation-projects-at-health-centers.html

Health Centers Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Strategies at the 2021 Policy and Issues Forum 

https://blog.nachc.org/health-centers-discuss-covid-19-vaccine-strategies-at-the-2021-policy-and-issues-forum/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launches Nationwide Network of Trusted Voices to Encourage Vaccination in Next Phase of COVID-19 Public Education Campaign

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/04/01/hhs-launches-nationwide-network-trusted-voices-encourage-vaccination-next-phase-covid-19-public-education-campaign.html

Primary Care Dental Faculty Development Program

https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-21-018?utm_campaign=Funding+Opportunity%3A+Primary+Care+Dental+Faculty+Development+Pro&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

AMA Report Finds Medicare Spending Altered by COVID-19

https://www.policymed.com/2021/03/ama-report-finds-medicare-spending-altered-by-covid-19.html

Telemedicine Updates from Washington, DC 

FY 2021 Health Center Program Service Expansion: School-Based Service Sites (HRSA-21-093)

https://bphc.hrsa.gov/program-opportunities/school-based-service-expansion

HHS Office of Minority Health Announces #VaccineReady as the theme for National Minority Health Month https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USOPHSOMH/bulletins/2c329fb

Upcoming Webinar: America’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

https://blog.nachc.org/upcoming-webinar-americas-covid-19-vaccine-plan/

Important Update on Medi-Cal Rx

https://medi-calrx.dhcs.ca.gov/cms/medicalrx/static-assets/documents/provider/bulletins/2021.02_A_Important_Update_on_Medi-Cal_Rx.pdf

HHS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Health Insurance Due to COVID-19

https://blog.nachc.org/hhs-announces-special-enrollment-period-for-marketplace-health-insurance-due-to-covid-19/

AMA to Advocate for Telemedicine Access, Even After COVID-19

https://www.policymed.com/2021/01/ama-to-advocate-for-telemedicine-access-even-after-covid-19.html?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=policymed

Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States: A Roadmap to Elimination (2021-2025)

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/Viral-Hepatitis-National-Strategic-Plan-2021-2025.pdf

HHS Awards $90 Million to Support Health Centers in Addressing Hypertension Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/01/19/hhs-awards-90-million-to-support-health-centers-in-addressing-hypertension-among-racial-and-ethnic-minorities.html

CMS releases additional tools to help state Medicaid and CHIP agencies plan for the eventual return to regular operations after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2b99a62

CMS releases COVID-19 Medicaid & CHIP Service Utilization Data Snapshot https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2b85483

CMS Issues Additional Guidance on State Directed Payments in Medicaid Managed Care https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2b4e727

HRSA 2020 Year in Review

https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hrsa/about/hrsa-2020-year-in-review.pdf

CMS Issues Guidance about Expanded Medicaid Coverage for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2b37373

(FORHP) will be giving 78 awards of $1 million each to rural communities to enhance substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), service delivery.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328967

HHS Announces New Initiative with American Heart Association to Address Hypertension among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USOPHSOMH/bulletins/2b1e371

New Updates to the Coverage and Reimbursement of COVID-19 Vaccines, Vaccine Administration and Cost Sharing under Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Basic Health Program Toolkit https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2b1a96e

Comprehensive Strategy to Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2b097eb

12.4 Medicaid Update Email

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2afb70d

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Renewal Requirements Center Informational Bulletin https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2af7e11

Grant Opportunity for Behavioral Health Workforce Training

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HRSA-21-089&utm_campaign=Grant+Opportunity+for+Behavioral+Health+Workforce+Training&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Medicaid Informational Bulletin on update to 2021 Supplement Security Income (SSI) and Spousal Impoverishment Standards https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2ad95e4

Innovative State Initiatives and Strategies for Providing Housing-Related Services https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2ad55bc

CMS Releases the 2021 Updates to the Adult and Child Core Health Care Quality Measurement Sets https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2ad6353

National Rural Health Day, November 19, 2020

https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/about-us/rural-healthday.html

CMS Releases Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019 Core Set Chart Packs

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2aad33c

2020 Medicaid & CHIP Managed Care final rule

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2aaca97

Telemedicine for Health Equity Toolkit

https://www.careinnovations.org/resources/telemedicine-for-health-equity-toolkit/

HHS Awards Nearly $500 million to Support Primary Health Care Workforce Nationwide

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/10/15/hhs-awards-nearly-500-million-to-support-primary-health-care-workforce-nationwide.html?utm_campaign=enews20201015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Guidance from CDC on HIV Testing and PrEP During COVID-19

https://blog.nachc.org/guidance-from-cdc-on-hiv-testing-and-prep-during-covid-19/

CMS Updates Medicaid & CHIP External Quality Review (EQR) Tables and Figures https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2a37971

CMS Announces New Federal Funding for 33 States to Support Transitioning Individuals from Nursing Homes to the Community https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/2a22472

Nearly 90% of Americans worried about drug price hikes

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/pharmacy/nearly-90-of-americans-worried-about-drug-price-hikes.html

Manual for State Payment of Medicare Premiums

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMSMEDICAID/bulletins/29f2f12

NACHC 2020 CHI@HOME Is Underway

https://blog.nachc.org/nachc-2020-chihome-is-underway/

HHS Awards $117 Million to Support Health Center Quality Improvement

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/25/hhs-awards-117-million-to-support-health-center-quality-improvement.html