Quarterly Clinician Work Reports
SHARP practitioners must submit Quarterly Work Reporting in order to have quarterly loan repayments sent to their eligible lender/holder(s). Please see the Memorandum of Agreement for more information about this requirement:
Quarterly Work Report
SHARP's Regular Quarterly and Yearly Cycle of Work Reports, Clinician Payments, & Employer Invoices
These definitions may be helpful for completing the new SHARP Quarterly Reporting Form
Patient-Centered Medical Home:
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care. PCMH has at its foundation: whole-person care; personal clinician provides first contact, continuous, comprehensive care; care is coordinated or integrated across the health care system; and team-based care. PCMH recognition is often through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), based on a set of core competencies.
Telemedicine can be defined as the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. Telemedicine is not a separate medical specialty. Products and services related to telemedicine are often part of a larger investment by healthcare institutions in either information technology or the delivery of clinical care.
Primary care is the delivery of professional, comprehensive health services that include health education and disease prevention, initial assessment of health problems, treatment of acute and chronic health problems, and the overall management of an individual’s or family’s health care services. It entails first-contact care of persons with undifferentiated illnesses, comprehensive care that is not disease or organ specific, care that is longitudinal in nature and care that includes the coordination of other health services. This definition includes medical, dental and/or behavioral healthcare services that have the features that are otherwise here-enumerated.
According to Section 330 of the U.S. Public Health Service Act, and the Alaska Primary Care Council (2007), and for purposes of this grant program, services included in primary care are:
- Health services related to family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, or gynecology provided by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and health aides.
- Diagnostic laboratory and radiological services.
- Preventive services including, but not limited to:
- prenatal and postpartum services
- screening for breast, cervical, prostate and other types of cancer
- well-child services
- screenings for communicable diseases, environmental contaminants, and chronic health conditions
- pediatric eye, ear, and dental screenings to determine the need for vision and hearing correction and dental care
- voluntary family planning services, and preventive dental services (provided by dentist, dental hygienist, or dental therapist)
- Emergency medical services
- Pharmaceutical services
- Referrals to providers of health related services including specialty, dental/oral health, substance abuse and mental health services
- Patient case management services including counseling, referral, and follow-up services
- Patient education regarding health conditions and the availability and use of health services.
For purposes of this grant program, “direct services” means the provision of primary care, and does not include potentially related activities such as research, teaching, supervision, program management &/or similar.
In addition, the direct provision of dental care service and/or behavioral health service is deemed as eligible “direct primary care service”, if that service is are delivered under the auspices of the applicant organization. That is, those services are excluded from eligibility under this definition by other organizations to which the applicant-agency simply refers patients.