340B Beyond the Basics
May 2-3, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel
West Fargo, ND

Matt Atkins and Jeff Askey with Draffin and Tucker, LLP presented an educational 340B Beyond the Basics workshop May 2-3 in West Fargo, ND, following the CHAD Members Conference. The presentation began with an overview of the 340B program and an introduction to terminology and basic compliance requirements. The remainder of Day 1 was spent diving into topics such as inventory tracking methods, split-billing software, and contract pharmacy relationships.

Day 2 focused on HRSA and self-audits, sharing best practices, and tools and resources available to CHCs. Common HRSA audit findings and compliance issues were also covered. A peer-to-peer roundtable wrapped up the training, allowing participants to discuss challenges and gain peer perspectives on practical solutions.


2018 CHAD Members Conference
May 1-2, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel
West Fargo, ND

The theme for this year’s CHAD Members Conference related to population health management and improving health outcomes in primary care through partnerships with public health, consideration of the impact of social determinants of health, integration of care models, and improved team-based leadership at the health center level.

The conference also covered such topics as trauma impacts on health outcomes, health center advocacy, behavioral health, and effective team leadership. Peer-to-peer learning opportunities were held for the operations, finance and clinical quality network teams, as well as panel discussions by CHC members and state officials discussing best practices in population health management and behavioral health integration.


Let’s Crack the Code FQHC Billing and Coding Training
April 17-18, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn
Sioux Falls, SD

CHAD and the Health Center Association of Nebraska hosted a two-day training to take a deep dive into FQHC billing and coding fundamentals, practices and documentation. Shellie Sulzberger, LPN, CPC, ICDCT-CM, and co-founder of Coding and Compliance Initiative, Inc., presented the training and covered such topics as payer guidelines, appropriate documentation and coding best practices.

Attendees had an opportunity to network with peers and share best practices and challenges. The training concluded with a Learning Lab in which the presenter evaluated provider documentation and corresponding billing examples submitted by health center staff.