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Annual Conference 2017

5/30/2017
E-mail Threats Experienced by Healthcare Organizations: Phishing, Business Email Compromise,

6/6/2017
Demystifying the PDSA

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IPHCA Membership Categories

There are 7 classes of membership in the Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA), as described below. In order to qualify as a Primary Care Provider member (categories A – C, below), the organization must:

  • Systematically require meaningful input from the community of patients it serves on all significant medical services delivery issues;
  • Charge for services according to a sliding fee schedule based on Federal Poverty Guidelines;
  • Provide primary care health services for all patient life cycles; and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving as a "safety net" medical provider for its community.

Specific membership categories are as follows:

A. CONSUMER GOVERNED PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER: Any not-for-profit or tax exempt organization committed to the mission of IPHCA (as stated in the Articles of Incorporation) and:  

  • Actively engaged in providing primary health care;
  • Governed by a Board of Directors comprising more than 50% consumer / community membership; and
  • Providing services to medically under-served persons on a sliding or reduced fee scale.

B. STATE-FUNDED COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER: Community Health Centers governed by a Board of Directors comprising less than 50% consumers and receiving operational funding through monies designated for Community Health Centers by the State of Indiana.

C: ASSOCIATE PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER: Any not-for-profit or tax exempt organization committed to the purposes of IPHCA and offering primary health care services to medically under-served persons on a sliding or reduced fee schedule.

D: AFFILIATE: Any not-for-profit or tax exempt organization conducting business on behalf of improved access to primary health care services for Indiana residents, but that does not itself provide such services.

E. STUDENT / RESIDENT: Anyone in a health care trainee status who supports IPHCA's mission.

F. INDIVIDUAL MEMBER: Any other person supporting the mission of IPHCA, except:

  • An employee / Board member / contractor of an organization eligible for any Primary Care Provider membership category (as noted above) that is not an IPHCA organizational member; or
  • An employee of an IPHCA funding / granting agent or contractor.

Individual members may serve on any committee or be elected to the Board.

  • An employee / Board member / contractor of an organization eligible for any Primary Care Provider membership category (as noted above) that is not an IPHCA organizational member; or
  • An employee of an IPHCA funding / granting agent or contractor

          Individual members may serve on any committee or be elected to the Board.

G. CORPORATE PARTNER:

  • Any for-profit vendor or potential vendor of a Community Health Center or other "safety net" primary care provider; and
  • Any other company, organization, or independent business person supporting IPHCA's mission, whose business or organizational interests do not conflict (either in practice or in appearance) with IPHCA's philosophy, culture, image, funding agency requirements, or purpose of improving health and fostering the provision of high quality primary health care services in Indiana.

Specific Primary Care Provider Membership Benefits:

(State Funded CHC, Federally Qualified CHC, and Associate)

Advocacy

With membership dues, IPHCA employs a full-time lobbyist to help us promote the value of Community Health Centers to our elected officials, both on the state level and the Federal level. IPHCA members, our lobbyist, and staff work closely with legislators, members of Congress, and other government agencies to offer input on policies and legislation that affects Community Health Centers.
 

IPHCA’s Website – www.indianapca.org

Our website contains the most up-to-date information pertinent to Community Health Centers. Membership allows you access to the Members Only Section which includes a complete membership directory, Forum schedules and minutes, board committee information, access to the CEO’s blog and the Membership Matters blog, as well as CHC specific resources and best practices. 
 

Professional Development  

IPHCA offers many opportunities for professional development and networking including participation on our Board of Directors, Committee participation, trainings for health center staff, and the IPHCA Annual Conference.
 

Public Policy 

Members and staff participate in special projects and activities that are created to better position primary care provider members or to resolve problems that arise in the health care environment.
 

Workforce Development

IPHCA offers recruitment assistance for all levels of Community Health Center staff, including health professionals, front-end, and upper-management.  Job opportunities submitted to IPHCA are posted to several recruitment websites, including the PracticeLink website, which is exclusive to our members.  IPHCA members also have access to quarterly candidate updates, posted under the Member section of the IPHCA website.
 
IPHCA represents our member NHSC sites at the Annual NHSC Scholar Conference, recruiting scholars for eligible sites.  IPHCA is also available to serve as a liaison to the NHSC, assisting in any site related issues that might arise.
 
IPHCA provides individualized assistance with the J-1 Visa Waiver application process for sites seeking a J-1 physician.  IPHCA can also provide individualized technical assistance on shortage designation eligibility, and can assist in the process of increasing your automatic FQHC score.  IPHCA is available for geographic area analysis prior to expanding your Health Center. 
 

Technical Assistance

IPHCA staff provides education and technical assistance to communities interested in developing a Community Health Center, to developing Health Centers, or to mature Health Centers. Topics may range from provider recruitment to emergency management, from front desk operations to Medicaid reimbursement issues.
 

Action Alerts, Newsletters, and E-Updates  

Membership with IPHCA allows you to receive exceptional information delivered right to you. You are provided with information that will allow you to run your health center more effectively and better serve your patients. IPHCA will update you regularly on public policy issues, grant opportunities, program updates, and much more.
 

Forums

Special forums are designed to promote communication and networking. Groups include FQHC’s and State Funded Centers. The forums meet regularly and provide information on current issues identified by Health Centers.