Overview

HRSA routinely conducts Operational Site Visits during the first 10 to 14 months of a Newly Funded/Designated health center’s project/designation period and subsequently, at least once per project/designation period or at least once every 3 years. OSVs provide an objective assessment and verification on the status of each Health Center Program grantee and look-alike’s compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements (see: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/about/requirements/index.html) of the Health Center Program, as well as a review of progress on clinical and financial performance and if applicable, capital grants. Health centers are individually responsible for ensuring they operate in accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.

 

BPHC's Health Center Program Site Visit Guide

The Health Center Program Site Visit Guide is the Bureau of Primary Health Care's standardized review instrument used to conduct Operational Site Visits and, when appropriate, other types of site visits at health centers. It includes review questions used by the team conducting the site visit to assess compliance with each program requirement, as well as to review progress on clinical and financial performance and capital grants (if applicable), and, when possible, to identify any best practices established by the health center. Health centers also may use this guide to assess compliance with program requirements and to identify clinical and financial performance improvement areas.

 

CPCA's Operational Site Visit Toolkit

Including sample site visit agenda, document request lists, questions to prepare your board and more, this is a comprehensive guide to help HRSA grantees prepare for and survive their HRSA Operational Site Visits.

 

Resources

How Does an Operational Site Visit Work and How Can CPCA Assist You?
CPCA-created guide covering what happens before, after, and druing your HRSA Operational Site Visit.

New Access Point (NAP) Site Visit Checklist
Covering HRSA's 19 requirements and associated documents to be provided.

HRSA's Health Center Program Requirement Resources
From Policy Information Notices to Scope to Credentialing- resources covering all 19 requirements.

 

CPCA Staff Contact

If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Emily Shipman, Senior Program Coordinator of Health Center Operations, at eshipman@cpca.org or (916) 440-8170.

 


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