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Health Centers’ Experiences Utilizing the HRSA Loan Guarantee Program Webinar (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Discussion on lender and health center perspectives and experiences with the HRSA Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program (LGP). We share updates and insights on the program using examples from health centers we’ve worked with that have successfully closed capital project financings using HRSA loan guarantees. Brandon Boyle, Director of Loan Programs at Capital Fund, our lending affiliate, discusses the process and experience of utilizing the HRSA LGP from the lender viewpoint. More Details...

Capital Financing Strategies for Rurally-Located Health Centers Webinar (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, we explore the financing strategies available to rurally-located health centers considering a capital expansion project. Various financing opportunities, including targeted programs such as the USDA, New Markets Tax Credits, and the HRSA Heath Center Facilities Loan Guarantee Program, are discussed. We also highlighted the recent capital expansion project of El Dorado Community Health Center (EDCHC), a rurally-located center serving several mountain communities in El Dorado County, CA. More Details...

Addressing COVID-19’s Impact on Health Centers’ Finance and Operations and Response Planning for Future COVID-19 Outbreaks and Other Emergencies (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This learning collaborative guides participants through the challenges and solutions for addressing the financial and operational impacts of COVID-19 on health centers serving residents of public housing and other underserved communities, with an emphasis on applied response planning for future emergencies. More Details...

Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers Financial and Operational Performance Analysis 2017-2020 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report, prepared by Capital Link with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides an aggregate financial and operational profile of rural Federally Qualified Health Centers. More Details...

Performance Benchmarking Toolkit for Rural Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This toolkit provides guidance in applying data analysis tools to help rural health centers more effectively track performance, understand key drivers, and incorporate operational insights for financial sustainability. This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. (Released 2021) More Details...

Optimizing People, Place, and Process in Planning Your Facility for Integrated Care (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the most important factors to consider when planning a facility that will accommodate various models of integrated care. Drawing from our publication, “Tools for Creating an Environment that Supports Integration,” released in 2020 and the recently released, “Optimizing People, Place and Process: Resources to Facilitate Integrated Care in FQHCs,” we’ll present guiding principles for creating a place in which integrated care teams can work effectively with each other and the patients they serve. More Details...

https://caplink.org/trainings-and-programs/webinars/webinarrecordings (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar session will share lender and health center perspectives and experiences with the Health Resources and Services Administration\'s (HRSA’s) Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program (LGP). Guest speakers from our lending affiliate Community Health Center Capital Fund will discuss the HRSA LGP from the perspective of a lender. CFOs from two different health centers that have recently closed capital project financings that included HRSA loan guarantees will provide insight into their experiences with this invaluable source of financing for their capital projects. More Details...

HRSA’s Loan Guarantee Program: An Overview (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar session will provide an overview of the Health Resources and Services Administration\'s (HRSA’s) Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program (LGP). Participants will be provided with an overview of the program and the application process and will highlight recent health center projects that have benefitted from the guarantee. You will also learn about Capital Link’s upcoming LGP Learning Collaborative. More Details...

HRSA C8E Capital Funding Opportunity Webinar Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Capital Link recently hosted a series of capital funding webinars to assist FQHCs interested in applying for HRSA\'s American Rescue Plan C8E Funding. Although the deadline for this one-time funding opportunity has passed, our webinars provide many useful insights into the planning processes. More Details...

Financial and Operational Benchmarking Trends and Techniques (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Through an evaluation of multi-year trends and median results, this session will provide a framework for identifying financial strengths and challenges for health center performance improvement as referenced in Capital Link’s just released Federally Qualified Health Centers Financial and Operational Performance Analysis and Rural FQHC Financial and Operational Performance Analysis. More Details...

Federally Qualified Health Centers Financial and Operational Performance Analysis 2017-2020 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report, prepared with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, provides an aggregate financial and operational profile of Federally Qualified Health Centers nationally from 2017 to 2020. More Details...

COVID-19 Financial and Operational Recovery Resources (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: These webinar sessions, including: Leveraging ARP Funding - Capital Planning and Supplemental Financing Options - Oct. 27, 2021; Surviving COVID: Charting a Post-Pandemic Path for California\'s Community Health Centers - Aug. 11, 2021; and The Quest to Build Financially and Operationally Resilient Health Centers: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic - May 11, 2021, provide insight for health centers looking for financial and operational recovery resources in response to COVID-19. More Details...

Capital Project Financing Sources for Rural Health Centers - June 24, 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session, specifically designed for rural health centers looking to learn more about the various avenues of financing available for capital projects, including USDA, New Markets Tax Credits, and the HRSA Loan Guarantee Program, will highlight a recent case study of a rural health center that has successfully completed a capital development project to provide insight into the facility expansion process. More Details...

Oversight of COVID-19 Funding Streams (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource provides a quick overview of how to oversee multiple funding streams due to COVID-19. It provides links to resources, quick tips, and a Provider Relief Deadline. More Details...

Using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds to Build Health Center Value Based Payment (VBP) Capability (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document provides guidance on ways that FQHCs can utilize American Rescue Plan Act funds to develop and expand their VBP capabilities. Areas of focus for short-term investments include improving data and IT, integrating services, and improving access and health equity. More Details...

Capital Investment Trends and Needs of Federally Qualified Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Supported by a Cooperative Agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, this report is based on the findings of our recent assessment of health centers across the US to determine the current and emerging capital plans and needs during this unprecedented time. (Released 2021) More Details...

Strategic Cybersecurity Investments: Leveraging American Rescue Plan Funding to Enhance Infrastructure and Services: HITEQ Highlights webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Healthcare continues to be the sector most targeted globally by ransomware and related malware attacks and leads in the average total cost of data breach across industries. The FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Funding provides an excellent opportunity for Health Centers to make strategic investments in cybersecurity infrastructure and services. This HITEQ Highlight, presented by Adam Kehler of Online Business Systems provides an overview of assets that can increase Health Center cybersecurity. Topics covered include cybersecurity infrastructure and services that can increase defense-in-depth for health IT, including EHRs, telehealth tools and services, mobile medical devices, patient portals, and related health information software applications. More Details...

Performance Benchmarking Toolkit for Rural Health Centers: Tracking Data to Improve Financial Performance (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This toolkit provides guidance in applying data analysis tools to help rural health centers more effectively track performance, understand key drivers, and incorporate operational insights for financial sustainability. This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. (Released 2021) More Details...

Audit Considerations Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This short article summarizes key pandemic-related considerations for health centers boards related to audits. Additionally, this resource contains a list of discussion questions for boards at the end of the document. More Details...

Hot Topics in Finance During the Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Video. Description: This short video features subject matter experts who explore hot topics in board financial oversight during the pandemic. Topics addressed include Provider Relief Funds, grants compliance, telehealth considerations, and communication with the board about various funding streams. At the end, there are some discussion questions to use with your board. More Details...

Strategic Planning and Strategic Financial Planning During Crisis (2021). Resource Type: Video. Description: This short video features subject matter experts who explore the concepts of both strategic planning and strategic financial planning during crisis. At the end, there are some discussion questions to use with your board and additional resources to continue to explore this topic. More Details...

Financial Oversight During COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Video. Description: This short video features subject matter experts who explore tips and considerations for board financial oversight during the pandemic. Topics addressed include days cash, operating margin, and the importance of asking questions. At the end, there are some discussion questions to use with your board. More Details...

Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers Financial and Operational Performance Analysis 2016-2019 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report, prepared by Capital Link with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides an aggregate financial and operational profile of rural Federally Qualified Health Centers. More Details...

FQHC Roles and Opportunities Related to Rural Hospital Financial Distress and Closure (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication, prepared with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, provides a high-level examination of the lived experiences of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that serve rural communities, particularly in the context of rural hospital financial distress and closure. (Released in 2021) More Details...

Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers report highlights the net projected losses of Rural FQHCs from April 2020 through June 2021, after taking into account critical federal support made available through December 2020. (Released in 2021) More Details...

Financial Impact of COVID-19 on California Federally Qualified Health Centers - Infographic (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Created with support from the California Health Care Foundation, this infographic highlights California FQHCs’ net projected losses from April through December 2020, after taking into account critical federal support made available through December 2020. More Details...

Pandemic-Related Budgeting Considerations for Health Center Boards / Consideraciones presupuestarias relacionadas con la pandemia para las juntas de los centros de salud (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This article summarizes key pandemic-related considerations for health centers boards in the budgeting process. Additionally, this resource contains a list of discussion questions for boards at the end of the document. Este artículo resume las consideraciones clave relacionadas con la pandemia para las juntas de los centros de salud en el proceso de presupuestación. Además, este recurso contiene una lista de preguntas de discusión para los foros al final del documento. More Details...

Key Considerations in Planning Your Facility for Integrated, Comprehensive Care (0201). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar provides an overview of the most important factors to consider when planning a facility that will accommodate various types of integrated care. More Details...

Financial and Operational Benchmarking Trends and Techniques Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Learn how to effectively assess your health center’s financial and operational performance using benchmarking and comparative metrics from Capital Link’s audited financial database and data from the federal UDS reporting system, as referenced in Capital Link’s soon-to-be-released Federally Qualified Health Centers Financial and Operational Performance Analysis and our Performance Benchmarking Toolkit. More Details...

Communicating Health Center Impact Amid a Global Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join us for a webinar to learn how these valuable reports can help tell your health center’s story to potential funders and help you advocate for federal, state and local health center support. More Details...

National Financial Impact of COVID-19 on FQHCs Report: National Estimate from April 2020 - June 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Capital Link\'s new report provides a national picture of health center revenue loss, COVID-19-related expenses, the influx of relief funds through December 31, 2020, and the estimated gap in needed funds, based on the 15-month period from April 2020 through June 2021. More Details...

Creating a Safer Environment for Patients and Staff: Architectural Design and Engineering Solutions – Part One (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Part One of this series focuses on architectural design as we explore opportunities for the re-organization and utilization of space to incorporate lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic; preparing us to respond to new challenges with solutions for indoor/outdoor entry zones, team work spaces and patient engagement/exam spaces. More Details...

CHC Finance Toolkit — COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NACHC and BKD have compiled guidance in critical areas in order for community health center leaders to guide their teams through difficult times and prepare them to come out stronger on the other side. Topics include cash flow planning, Cares Act guidance, and remote work best practices. More Details...

Understanding Your Federal Funding Streams and Appropriate Stewardship (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar explores fundamental ways to manage and maximize the impact of federal funds from multiple funding streams for COVID-19. More Details...

Payment and Delivery Reform: Medicaid in the Time of COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NACHC hosted a 3-part virtual peer learning opportunity on “Medicaid in the Time of COVID-19” as a year-end wrap-up to the 2019 Payment and Delivery Reform Summit. More Details...

Payment Reimbursement Tips: FQHC Requirements for Medicare Telehealth Services during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This fact sheet covers requirements for FQHC reimbursement for telehealth services during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. More Details...

Strategies to Manage Financial Operations During COVID-19 (Podcast Series): Response and Recovery (2020). Resource Type: Podcast. Description: A five-part podcast series to help health centers manage their fiscal solvency during COVID-19 response and recovery. Based on the NACHC-BKD video series, Financial Office Hours: Strategies to Manage Financial Operations During COVID-19, podcast topics include managing your health center’s cash flow, paycheck protection, provider relief funding, grants management, and staffing. More Details...

Claims Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured – COVID-19 (English/Spanish) (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document, authored by FTLF, provides an overview of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Claims Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment to Health Care Providers and Facilities Serving the Uninsured Program. The analysis summarizes key terms and conditions of the Program as applicable for Health Centers. This specific COVID-19 related program is funded through the Provider Relief Fund, authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. More Details...

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Non-Traditional Financing for FQHCs during COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discusses non-traditional financing opportunities for health centers dealing with financial downturn during COVID-19, focusing on the latest developments in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and tips for strengthening health center participation in the PPP. More Details...

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