August 2018

August 2018

Hello and happy summer,

I have several updates and reminders of upcoming events. The end of August marks the end of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Flex budget year which ran from 9/1/2017 – 8/31/2018. As I announced last week on the mailing list, your Flex Notices of Award (NOAs) for the upcoming FY18 budget year may be delayed. Even if the NOAs are issued later, the start date for the new funding will be 9/1/2018. This extension-with-funds year will be the fourth year of the current Flex performance period.

Performance Improvement and Measurement System (PIMS) reporting for the FY17 budget year will start on September 1, 2018. Please join me this Thursday, August 30 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time for a quick refresher webinar on the FY 17 PIMS reporting process.

This year the 340B recertification period for hospitals (including critical access hospitals (CAHs)) is August 15 through September 12, 2018. Please see my post in the Flex Forum for more information about recertification. Add any 340B questions you have to the Forum thread and I’ll get you answers.

Owmy Bouloute and I will be attending the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) CAH Conference in Kansas City beginning September 26. Please find us and say hi if you are there too.

Sarah Young

Flex Program Coordinator