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Please register for Statewide Initiatives and Opportunities for Idaho CAHs and RHCs on Feb 17, 2016 1:00 PM MST at (click the link below to register):

There are currently three statewide initiatives that include potential opportunities for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC). 
This webinar will provide an overview of three initiatives and allow for question and answers: 

• Primary Care Access Program (PCAP): A new initiative presented to the Idaho Legislature which, if approved, will provide a per member/per month payment to participating clinics serving the uninsured population. Presented by Denise Chuckovich, Deputy Director, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. 

PCAP Summary:


• Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and the Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP): Comprehensive statewide initiative to improve the health of Idahoans through a patient-centered focus, including support and incentives for primary care practices to become PCMHs. Presented by Cynthia York, SHIP Administrator, and Kymberlee Schrieber, SHIP Project Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. 

SHIP At a Glance:

SHIP Website:

• Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI): Practice transformation support to help rural clinics establish billable care coordination services, manage population health, increase revenue, and establish a patient-centered medical home. Presented by Sue Dietz, Regional Vice President, National Rural ACO.

TCPI Brochure:

This opportunity is focused on projects/activities connected to the improvement of Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) required and/or additional measures. Two awards are available for CAH cohorts in the amount of $26,500 each. Applications are due March 11, 2016. Click Here for the application.  

SLRP is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for nurses, clinicians, and physicians working in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant, every award must be matched $1 to $1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Participating sites must implement a sliding fee scale for low income and uninsured patients and accept Medicare and Medicaid. Loan repayment awards may range from $5,000-$25,000 per year for two years. A two-year service obligation is required and sites must submit biannual reports during the funding period. Participants currently receiving loan repayment and fulfilling a service obligation are not eligible.

Practitioners receiving loan repayment must:

  • Ensure individuals at or below 200% of the most recentHHS Poverty Guidelines will receive a schedule of discounts, and individuals with income at or below 100% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive services at a nominal fee or at no charge;
  • Be employed or contracted by a nonprofit or public entity located in a Health Professional Shortage Area;
  • Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program;
  • Commit to working two-years at the practice location in exchange for loan repayment and agree to substantial repayment penalties if the term of service is not completed;
  • Not have concurrent service obligations;
  • Agree to participate in a site visit with staff from the Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care during the obligation period.

SLRP Site Application

SLRP Practitioner Application

SLRP now includes Registered Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Eligible SLRP disciplines include:

Primary Care Behavioral Health Dental Health  
Family Practice MD DD
Pediatrician Psychiatrist RDH
Internal Medicine Psychologist  
PharmD Psych Nurse Specialist

For the SLRP Practitioner Application click here.
For the SLRP Site Application click here