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December 13, 2021


Family Vaccination Days Resources

President Biden recently announced new actions to combat COVID-19. These actions included encouraging health centers to hold Family Vaccination Days.

If you plan to hold Family Vaccination Days, here are a few helpful resources:

HHS’ Family Vaccination Site Playbook is now posted on WeCanDoThis.hhs.gov, along with other materials to support your efforts to educate your community about primary and booster vaccination.

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation can help to ensure that people across the country have access to science-based public health guidance as the country continues to confront the pandemic.

To receive individualized support on how to set up a family vaccination clinic from the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program team, please submit inquiries via the BPHC Contact Form. The team is available to help answer your questions.

EUC Application for 2021 Performance Year Closes on December 31

2021 MIPS Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) Applications close on December 31, 2021.

Clinicians, groups, and virtual groups who believe they’re eligible for these exceptions may apply, and if approved, will qualify for a re-weighting of one or more MIPS performance categories.

Alternative Payment Model (APM) Entities can also request reweighting of all performance categories through the EUC application. CMS will notify applicants via email whether their requests are approved or denied.

If approved, the exception will also be added to the QPP Participation Status Tool but may not appear in the tool until the data submission period begins in 2022.

Join the NCMS & NCMGMA for Tuesday’s Free Lunch & Learn Webinar: Wellbeing, Leadership, and the Workforce

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | Noon – 1pm | Register now
As we continue to navigate the world of the pandemic, a recent study looked at some of the key challenges that leaders and managers will face in health care in particular. On a positive note, the study found that while employee engagement actually improved in 2020, serious clinician burnout concerns remain and staffing challenges continue. As daunting as these challenges are, there is an opportunity to re-focus and align the overall objectives of providing health care with an even larger opportunity for leaders and managers to be clearer about how their leadership style impacts organizational effectiveness. What can a manager/leader do to address this? What leadership traits and actions will be particularly important going forward? Speaker Kristina Natt och Dag, PhD, MA, NCMS VP for Education and Training and Executive Director of the Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL), will offer some insight during this free webinar. Learn more and register…

In the News

Fauci says Omicron-specific version of Covid-19 vaccines may not be necessary, STAT, 12/10/21

Learning Opportunity

Virtual Coaching on Integrated Behavioral Health, December 15, 2021 from 11AM to 1PM

Learn how behavioral health integration with primary care can improve your health center’s quality metrics. Get free 1:1 practice transformation coaching to support your integrated health efforts—everything from implementing collaborative care to adapting billing procedures to mastering specific BH interventions and more.

Register here.


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