January 2016 Newsletter 
A Note from the Executive Director
School-Based Health Care Awareness Month is upon us! NMASHBC hopes that all of you have an opportunity to share the great work that SBHCs do with someone new in February. We'll be working hard during the legislative session to build awareness and support among legislators. We'll also be celebrating with a visit to the Wilson Middle School SBHC, sponsored by YDI, and are excited to be joined by staff from Senator Udall's office. Take time to do your own advocacy in your organization, school, community or with policymakers or elected officials. Let us know if you need support.
We also encourage SBHCs to consider participating in a unique new exemplary awards program that NMASBHC is launching. We'll be recognizing the winners at the Head 2 Toe SBHC Pre-conference. Please read on for more, and do not hesitate to contact us if there are other ways we can support your work this month and every other one!
Best Wishes!
Nancy Rodriguez
What You'll Find in This Newsletter (click to jump to section)
  • SBHC Highlights
    • Santa Fe High SBHC: HSD Secretary Visit
    • School on Wheels SBHC: A Small and Mighty Team
  • SBHC Sponsor Corner
    • Monthly Feature for SBHC Sponsoring Entity Administrators
      • SBHC Pre-Conference Set for April 20, 2016: Register Soon!
      • New Federal SBHC Funding Legislation: February Webinar
  • HSD/Medicaid Resources
    • PE/MOSAA Trainings for February
    • Xerox Support: ICD-10 and NPI Numbers
    • EPSDT: A Birthday Gift for Students
  • NMASBHC Updates
    • Legislative Advocacy - Senate Bills and Primary Care Day
    • NMASBHC Exemplary SBHC Award Applications Now Available
  • Clinic Resources and Opportunities
    • School-Based Health Care Awareness Month: Tools for SBHCs
    • Children's Oral Health Month: NMDOH Poster
  • Training and Education Opportunities
    • SBHC and GRADS: NMASBHC and Envision New Mexico February Webinar Opportunity
    • New Mexico Public Health Association Conference
  • Adolescent Patient Resources
    • Early Childhood: Home Visiting Resources
    • Office of Adolescent Health: Adolescent Health Insider and TAG
highlightsSBHC Highlights
Santa Fe High SBHC: HSD Secretary Visit
Many thanks to the administrative and provider teams from the Presbyterian Medical Services sponsored SBHC at Santa Fe High School for hosting New Mexico Secretary of the Human Services Department, Brent Earnest on January 6th! The event was a wonderful opportunity for partners from the SBHC, PMS, NMASBHC and OSAH to share the value of school-based health care to families receiving Medicaid. The team shared specifics with the Secretary about the sort of care that their students seek and find at the SBHC, all of which are key elements of the Department's Centennial Care Program. This visit/tour and others like it, provide an important opportunity to build the understanding of policymakers about school-based health care. NMASBHC is thankful to PMS and the staff at the Santa Fe High SBHC for taking the time to plan and implement this event!

School on Wheels SBHC: A Small and Mighty Team 
Congratulations to the School on Wheels team for their rejuvenation of the SBHC! Fro
m a commitment from APS to remodel a portable for the SBHC to the staff at OSAH and NM Public Health for providing care on a "loaned" basis, the SOW SBHC is off and running in 2016. NMASBHC staff visited and toured the SBHC on January 19th, and we learned a great deal about the clinic's operations and future goals. We were especially gratified to welcome Paula Sedillo as the new SBHC Coordinator from CREC and to thank Linda Filippi for her many years of dedicated service to the SBHC field as she plans her retirement. The School on Wheels SBHC serves a small but high-need population in Albuquerque, and NMASBHC wishes their team the best of luck as they continue to grow their patient base. 
cornerSBHC Sponsor Corner
At the suggestion of the NMDOH Office of School and Adolescent Health, NMASBHC has added this monthly feature that includes information critical to SBHC operations that sponsoring entities will want to pay special attention to. If you have ideas or questions for this feature, please let us know! While we encourage you to ALWAYS read this section of the newsletter, we also hope you will check out all resources, especially those related to Medicaid, as you work to make your SBHC financially sustainable.

SBHC Pre-Conference Set for April 20, 2016. Register Soon!
SBHCs across the state are encouraged to register for the annual SBHC Pre-Conference of Head to Toe. The registration will open on February 1st at the website: attendhead2toe.com.  The day-long event will feature a number of clinical and programming topics including suicide prevention, LARCs in SBHCs, SBHC data, sexual assault crisis management, youth confidentiality and billing, SBIRT in SBHCs, and others. NMASBHC also is planning the day's luncheon, which will be an award ceremony recognizing exemplary SBHCs.

New Federal SBHC Funding Legislation: February Webinar
The national School-Based Health Alliance is coordinating with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow to
develop a comprehensive school-based health care "vision" bill, which is on track to be introduced in Congress in February for National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. This ambitious bill provides support for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to expand clinical operations, innovate service delivery models, maximize reimbursements, and secure SBHCs' status as safety net and essential community providers. SBHA is hosting a webinar to discuss the details of the legislation and provide concrete steps to help the SBHC field advocate for the bill to federal policymakers. Educating your policymakers about this legislation is a great opportunity to raise awareness of SBHCs during Awareness Month! See more at: http://www.sbh4all.org/events/new-federal-sbhc-legislation-whats-in-it-and-how-can-you-advocate-for-it/#sthash.MuN0XTeJ.dpuf 
hsdHSD/Medicaid Resources
ENM Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determiner Trainings Available in February 
There are two PED Training sessions for Presumptive Eligibility Application Assistants available in February. Please follow the links below to register for the trainings offered.

Session 1: February 9, 2016;

Session 2: February 23, 2016;

Seating is limited and space is available on a first come, first served basis. After successful registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will include instructions on how to join the training on its scheduled date and time.
If you have any questions regarding entities qualified to participate as PEDs, the PED certification process or for more information on training sessions being scheduled for future months, please e-mail us at: HSD.PEDeterminers@state.nm.us or call 505-476-7151. 

Xerox Support: ICD-10 and NPI Numbers 
Xerox is an HSD-contracted entity that provides a number of services and data resources related to Medicaid billing. Two newly advertised tools may be of special interest to SBHCs:
  • Xerox Web Portal NPI Search Feature: clinics seeking the correct NPI Number for their clinic or provider, may search the portal by name or NPI to determine if a provider is actively enrolled in fee-for-service (FFS) and/or through a managed care organization. No secure sign-in is required for this new service. This feature is located on the left navigation of the Provider Login and Provider Information pages. Visit: https://nmmedicaid.acs-inc.com/static/ProviderInformation.htm to use the service.
  • As of 10/1/15, Xerox also has new Provider ICD-10 Support Contact Information to accommodate Provider related ICD-10 inquiries. Business hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday and Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. General ICD-10 Questions and Issues: Xerox PR Call Center 1-800-299-7304 Option 7 or locally at 505-246-0710.
EPSDT: A Birthday Gift for Students
In an effort to clarify the regulations regarding reimbursement for EPSDTs, NMHSD and NMASBHC have provided a number of recommendations. One new recommendation is to create an initiative to bring your students/patients in for their EPSDT as close to their birthday, even on that date, as possible. Since tracking of an annual EPSDT follows the child's birth year, this is the practice most likely to ensure a child gets the comprehensive wellness exam and to ensure that the reimbursement is received. SBHCs could consider creating special flyers, give-aways, or other efforts aimed at bringing in students for this most important birthday gift! 
nmasbhcNMASBHC Updates
Legislative Advocacy: Senate Bills and Primary Care Day NMASBHC is working hard to advocate for legislative action in the current session that supports the care that is provided in SBHCs. Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino is sponsoring a bill to add $550,000 to the NMDOH budget for additional service hours at SBHCs; this bill was endorsed by the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee and the New Mexico Public Health Association. We encourage you to take the time to call your legislator now to ask them to support this bill. Given the current budget situation, you may wish to encourage your legislator to ensure NO CUTS to SBHC funding as well.
NMASBHC also has partnered with Senator McSorley to draft and advocate for a memorial bill that will convene state agencies and community organizations to increase access to LARCs (long-acting reversible contraceptive) for New Mexicans. We have heard from many SBHCs that there are structural and financial obstacles to providing LARCs that we hope this convening can address. Please consider seeking legislator support for this bill as well. The bill is SM58.
NMASBHC Board and Committee Members will be out in force at the Roundhouse on 2/4/16 to celebrate Primary Care Day and advocate for SBHCs. Feel free to join us or call your legislators that day! On our website, you'll find a number of advocacy tools that we'll be distributing to legislators at Primary Care Day. Feel free to download and distribute them on our What's New page.

NMASBHC Exemplary SBHC Awards Application Now Available; Due February 29th!
NMASBHC is excited to announce a recognition program for exemplary New Mexico SBHCs! A work group of current and former NMASBHC Board Members have drafted a document outlining the characteristics of an exemplary SBHC. This framework will be used to recognize exemplary SBHCs at an awards luncheon at the SBHC pre-conference at the 2016 Head to Toe on April 20, 2016. The application for the award is now available for download at this link. SBHC sponsors and personnel are encouraged to apply! Interested parties are encouraged to contact Kim Stanek (kimstanek.nmasbhc@gmail.com) with any questions. 
clinicClinic Resources and Opportunities
School-Based Health Care Awareness Month: Tools for SBHCs 
February is School-Based Health Care Awareness Month! If you operate an SBHC, use this opportunity to bring students/patients, families, or school officials into your SBHC. Or, write an editorial in your local newspaper about the value of SBHCs. Or, share the word on social media. The options are limitless, but we encourage you to participate in some way. Visit http://www.sbh4all.org/advocacy/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/SchoolBasedHealthAlliance for tools and resources.

Children's Oral Health Month: NMDOH Poster 
February is Children's Oral Health Month, and NMDOH has created a flyer outlining some helpful tips for good oral health. Go to our What's New page and download a poster for your SBHC, school or agency. Other entities that have free education resources for the month include the American Dental Association: http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/national-childrens-dental-health-month/ and http://www.nea.org/grants/National-Childrens-Dental-Health-Month.htm. 
trainingTraining and Education Opportunities
SBHCs and GRADS: NMASBHC and Envision New Mexico February Webinar Opportunity
If you work in an SBHC or teach/case manage for a GRADS program, please consider participating in a new series of webinars that NMASBHC is presenting in partnership with Envision New Mexico. Expectant and parenting teens have special health care and educational needs that are unique. Join us to learn about some practical tools for working with this population. The first webinar is scheduled for February 25th from 3:30 - 4:30pm. The topic will be "Utilizing the Parents' Self-Assessment Worksheet on Child Health Care in SBHCs and GRADS Classes". Visit
http://envisionnm.org/xcalendar/2016-02/ to register. 

New Mexico Public Health Association Conference
School-based health centers are an important part of a successful public health system, and the New Mexico Public Health Association is an important supporter of NMASBHC and SBHCs. Consider attending the NMPHA Annual Conference in Las Cruces, NM April 12-13, 2016. For more information about the planned sessions and to register, visit:
adolescentAdolescent Patient Resources
Early Childhood: Home Visiting Resources
If your SBHC or agency serves expectant and parenting teens, or other families with infants, you may be interested in encouraging those families to take advantage of home visiting programs. Research shows that home visiting programs improve infant and family health outcomes. New Mexico's Children, Youth and Families Division has a great resource that details all of the state's home visiting programs; check out this resource and consider passing it on to the families you serve:

Office of Adolescent Health: Adolescent Health Insider and TAG
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has an Office of Adolescent Health? This office, now only five years old, provides many resources that may be of interest to SBHCs, including their newest initiative: TAG (Think, Act, Grow). Help adolescents and families get accurate health information and resources by utilizing their free tools: