Showing posts from March 10, 2017

Save the Date: Webinar on Overview of 42 CFR part 2 Final Rule

Good Afternoon, Recently, SAMHSA finalized changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations, (42 CFR Part 2) to facilitate health integration and information exchange within new health care models while continuing to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders.  The new rule is published in the Federal Register : . Are you interested in learning more about the final rule? We invite you to join SAMHSA for a 90-minute webinar to learn about the changes to the new rule through an overview from Dr. Kimberly Johnson, CSAT Director.                 To register for the 1:00-2:30 PM webinar on Friday, March 17 th , visit: To register for the 1:00-2:30 PM webinar on Friday, March 22 nd , visit: htt

ACTION REQUIRED: Provider Setup (ESG) for MSHDW by 3/31/17

Maryland ​HMIS Leads, as per DHCD's ESG Grantee meeting yesterday, all ESG ServicePoint provider info (ID# + name) must be entered on our online  Provider Setup (ESG)  form by 3/31/17.   Even if you have already submitted your provider info in the past, please resubmit ALL of your ESG ServicePoint providers on the online form .  The numerous emails and piecemeal responses regarding this setup was rather difficult to manage, so we're starting with a clean provider list.  Please see the notes below from yesterday's grantee meeting.  For questions/concerns, please contact me, or we may discuss at our upcoming HMIS Admin Workgroup this Wednesday.  Thank you! HMIS Leads must have all ESG ServicePoint provider info entered on  Provider Setup (ESG)  form by 3/31/17 ESG guidelines require separate providers for each ESG project component We should have 80+ providers setup in data warehouse, but currently only have 40+ View the  DHCD ESG Grantee List  to see each gr

Register Today: APR Training: Overview of the Sage HMIS Repository Webinar - March 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM EDT

The APR Training: Overview of the Sage HMIS Repository Webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new reporting system for the submission of its Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Annual Performance Report (APR). Effective April 1, 2017, the new system, Sage Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Repository, will now be the portal for all CoC Program recipients to submit their APR to HUD. Registration is now open for the following March Training: Webinar Title Date/Time Registration Link APR Training: Overview of the Sage HMIS Repository Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:30-4:30 PM EDT Register Today Who Should Attend? The APR Training: Overview of the Sage HMIS Repository Webinar is relevant to CoCs and CoC Program recipients. Attendance for this webinar is limited to 1,000 participants. Training Series Point of Contact Lily Rosenthal | 617-520-2435 | Lily_Ro

Overcoming Barriers to Housing Spotlight Series

SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) Overcoming Barriers to Housing Spotlight Series Webinar: Addressing Circumstances from the Past March 16, 2017 2:00–3:30 P.M. ET Register for Webinar Many individuals with mental health or substance use issues are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or housed in environments unsuitable for recovery. The Overcoming Barriers to Housing webinar series, produced by SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN), will provide guidance on helping individuals who are homeless overcome common barriers to accessing safe and affordable permanent housing. The first webinar in the series, Addressing Circumstances from the Past, will provide attendees with an understanding of the housing

New Submission Portal for CoC APRs – Sage – is Opening Soon

On April 1, 2017, Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grant recipients will stop reporting their CoC Program Annual Performance Reports (APRs) in e-snaps and will begin submitting them in Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage). Sage is an online repository that allows greater flexibility to recipients, CoCs, and HUD to report and search CoC Program APR data. Who Must Submit CoC Program APRs in Sage? Communities will no longer submit APRs in e-snaps. This change in systems will apply to all CoC homeless assistance grants (e.g., Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program, CoC Program) administered by the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) – regardless of when they were initially funded. This includes recipients that submit APRs due to a 15-year or 20-year use restriction. Recipients will be required to upload CSV data from their HMIS to fulfill the APR reporting requirement in Sage. Recipients