Save the Date for Safety Net Clinic Week 2014!

Save the date for Safety Net Clinic Week 2014! SNCW 2014 will be celebrated August 18th through the 22nd. It is a week dedicated to raising awareness of all the various types of clinics with a commitment to serving patients who might otherwise have difficulty getting medical care.

Why is it important to celebrate Safety Net Clinic Week? Because while safety net clinics have some similarities, they also look very different from one another, and it is important to know where, why and how healthcare is currently being delivered. When it comes time for the federal, state, or even local government to make decisions regarding provider reimbursements, tobacco tax funds, Medicare or Medicaid payments, public coverage program eligibility, electronic health records (EHR) incentives, or other important policy choices, the people making those decisions need to understand how they affect safety net clinics like yours.

Therefore, the Colorado Rural Health Center and ClinicNET encourage you to celebrate Safety Net Clinic Week August 18th through the 22nd. Look for more information from CRHC and ClinicNET soon!

The Rural Voice ~ Advocating on behalf of the healthcare needs of rural Colorado, my blog posts feature rural health policy news.

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