Policy Information Notices (PINs) and Program Assistance Letters (PALs)

2017

PAL 2017-02
Approved Uniform Data System (UDS) Changes for Calendar Year 2017

2016

PAL 2016-05
Calendar Year 2017 Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deeming Application for Free Clinics

PAL 2016-04
New Health Center Program Look-Alike Initial Designation Application Blackout Period May 19, 2016 through June 2016

PAL 2016-03
Calendar Year 2017 Requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for Health Centers

PAL 2016-02
Approved Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2016

2015

PAL 2015-05
Approved Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2015

PAL 2015-04
Calendar Year 2016 Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deeming Application for Free Clinics

PAL 2015-02
Accreditation and Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition Initiative

2014

PAL 2014-11
Applicability of PAL 2014-08: Health Center Program Requirements Oversight to Look-Alikes

PAL 2014-10
Updated Process for Change in Scope Submission, Review and Approval Timelines

PAL 2014-09
Notice of Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Health Center Policy Manual Update

PAL 2014-08
Health Center Program Requirements Oversight

PAL 2014-07
Scope Alignment Validation in HRSA Electronic Handbooks

PAL 2014-06
Documenting Scope of Project in Updated Forms 5A and 5B

PAL 2014-05
Updated Process for Requesting a Change in Scope to Add Temporary Sites in Response to Emergency Events

PAL 2014-02
2014 Uniform Data System Reporting Changes for Look-Alikes

PAL 2014-01
Approved Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2014

PIN 2014-02
Sliding Fee Discount and Related Billing and Collections Program Requirements

PIN 2014-01
Health Center Program Governance

2013

PAL 2013-10
Look-Alike Program Update: On-Site Compliance Reviews for Initial Designation and Designation Period Changes

PAL 2013-09
HIV Testing in Health Centers - New Recommendations

PAL 20013-08
2013 Uniform Data System Reporting Changes for Look-Alikes

PAL 2013-07
Proposed Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2014

PAL 2013-04
Look-Alike Program Update

PAL 2013-03
Alignment of EHB Change in Scope Module with Change in Scope Policy

PAL 2013-02
Uniform Data System Changes for 2013

PAL 2013-01
2012 Uniform Data System Reporting Changes for Look-Alikes

PIN 2013-01
Health Center Budgeting and Accounting Requirements

2012

PAL 2012-06
Alignment of Communicable Diseases Screenings under Form 5A: Services Provided

PAL 2012-03
Approved Uniform Data System Changes for 2012

2011

PAL 2011-10
Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike Program Implementation of Electronic Annual Data Reporting

PAL 2011-07
Sites, Scope of Project, & Capital Projects

PAL 2011-06
HIV/AIDS Care & Treatment in Health Centers

PAL 2011-04
Process for Becoming Eligible for Medicare Reimbursement under the FQHC Benefit

PAL 2011-02
Health Center Collaboration

PIN 2011-02
Free Clinics Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program Policy Guide

2010

PAL 2010-13
HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings

PAL 2010-10
Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike Program Implementation of Electronic Information Systems for Submission of Requests for Change in Scope of Project

PAL 2010-08
Requirements for Medical Malpractice Coverage for Free Clinic Board Members, Officers, Employees and Individual Contractors under the Affordable Care Act Amendment to 42 U.S.C. 233(o)

PAL 2010-04
Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2010

2009

PAL 2009-11
New Scope Verification Process

PIN 2009-05
Policy for Special Populations-Only Grantees Requesting a Change in Scope to Add a New Target Population

PIN 2009-03
Technical Revision to PIN 2008-01, Defining Scope of Project & Policy for Requesting Changes

PIN 2009-02
Specialty Services & Health Centers’ Scope of Project

2008

PIN 2008-01
Defining Scope of Project & Policy for Requesting Changes

2007

PIN 2007-09
Service Area Overlap: Policy & Process

2002

PIN 2002-22
Clarification of Bureau of Primary Health Care Credentialing and Privileging Policy Outlined in Policy Information Notice 2001-16

1999

PAL 1999-25
Guidance on Definition of "Public Charge" in Immigration Laws & Policies

PAL 1999-12
Principles of Practice - A Clinical Resource Guide for Health Care for the Homeless Programs

PIN 1999-10
Implementation of the Balanced Budget Act Amendment of the Definition of Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike Entities for Private Non-Profit Entities

PIN 1999-09
Implementation of the Balanced Budget Act Amendment of the Definition of Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike Entities for Public Entities

1994

PIN 1994-07
Migrant Health Voucher Program Guidance

1995

1995-10
Guidance on the Federal Anti-Kickback Law