Oklahoma Primary Care Association, Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Health Alliance for the Uninsured, Oklahoma Charitable Clinic Association, and Southern Plains Tribal Board are hosting a joint conference at the intersection of care transformation and hope science.

The conference will be held October 17-18 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center.


Featuring Keynote Speakers:



Download our flyer and view the agenda today!


Join our 2023 Annual Conference. This year’s event will be held in Oklahoma City on September 7-8, 2023. 

What to Know

Download the agenda-at-a-glance and full program.

Please download the 2023 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus for more details:

Questions about the conference? Email Kashlie at [email protected]


Financial Integrity & Audit Training

This two-day bootcamp for health center finance professionals will provide an overview of the legal and financial foundation of the Health Center program. Special consideration will be given to handling State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Join Ted Waters (FTLF) and Catherine Gilpin (FORVIS) at the OKPCA training room on July 19-20 for this expert-led training on health center finance and SLFRF.

View the draft agenda. Registration link coming soon!




Health Equity & SDOH Learning Collaborative

Community health centers' work to provide physical and behavioral health services for medically underserved Americans has long been steeped in the civil rights movement and the country’s goal to advance health equity and social justice. The next century of work by community health center and community behavioral health practitioners will continue to serve as a vital component to further this work.

This learning collaborative is provided by OKPCA & OBHA through a grant from the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net. The project will offer trainings via a learning collaborative that encompasses racial and health equity and incorporates the performance of health equity audits. The target audience for this offering are teams from the associations referenced above. Participants will attend virtual webinars, have ongoing support and resources from the Health Equity Learning Collaborative Online Community, and select a custom pilot project.

Participants of this learning collaborative will be able to:
➤Identify and apply best practices to build a culture of equity and hone techniques for buildingrelationships to invite others toward common goals.
➤Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and make strategic decisions using appropriate healthdisparities data.
➤Identify and utilize key strategies to ensure a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Acceptance into the Learning Collaborative is a two-part process: application and then registration.
Complete the application at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RLJXCJV

Click here to read more. Contact [email protected] with questions.

Register for UDS Training - November 16

On Wednesday, November 16, OKPCA will host a hybrid, in-person and virtual training on the 2022 Uniform Data System (UDS) Reporting. Limited in-person seating at the OKPCA office in Oklahoma City is available, and it will be streamed for virtual participants. It will be recorded for later viewing. The cost is $75 for in-person attendees and $100 for virtual participants.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) partners with PCAs to put on UDS trainings. To see a complete list of other PCA UDS offerings, click here to download the schedule.

Register today for the OKPCA 2022 UDS Training.


Join OKPCA and SoonerVerse for the 2022 Clinical Conference!


Oklahoma Primary Care Association (OKPCA) and SoonerVerse, Inc. (SVI) will host a joint Clinical Conference April 28-29. The conference will be available virtually and there will also be 16 seats available for in-person attendance at the OKPCA office. The sessions on Thursday, April 28 will cover HIV, and the sessions on Friday, April 29 will include social determinants of health (SDOH), food Insecurities, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and diabetes. View the agenda.

Click here to register today!


Upcoming Trainings


For questions regarding upcoming trainings, please contact the OKPCA meetings staff at [email protected].

Apply for Medicaid Anytime After June 1

Medical & behavioral health coverage begins July 1.
Pre-existing conditions are covered for future treatment!
There are no health questions on the application.
Sign up to have coverage before you need it!

There are no work requirements.
There is no retroactive coverage for previous bills.

Go to MYSOONERCARE.ORG to call 1-800-987-7767 for more information.



Medicaid PPS Change in Scope

Community health center finance teams are invited to attend this presentation and panel on the Oklahoma Medicaid PPS change in scope process. Variety Care CFO Tim Reddout will give a brief presentation on the cost report form, and he will be available to answer questions along with panelists Charlie Vest, CFO of COFMC, and Felicia Belvin, CFO of Caring Hands.

Join us Friday, May 25 at 1:00 PM for this interactive presentation and discussion.

Register now!

Medical Marijuana Training for OK FQHCs

OKPCA is hosting Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell Attorney Mustafa Hersi for a training on medical marijuana and Oklahoma community health centers. The training will cover medical marijuana HR policies, the Drug Free Workplace Act, and federal grant concerns.

Join us Friday, May 14 at 9:00 AM for this interactive webinar. Attendance is free for members.

Register now!

Join OKPCA September 6-8 for our 2023 Annual Conference.

Click here for the 2023 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus.


Questions about the conference? Email Kashlie at [email protected]


Medicaid Managed Care Training Series with Feldesman Tucker

Registration is open for OKPCA's three-part webinar series to help health centers prepare for Medicaid managed care. The first webinar is next Friday, April 2 at 11:00 AM. The series will be led by attorneys Kathy Ghiladi and Adam Falcone of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell (FTLF). The series will offer health center leadership an opportunity to gain insights on health center payment protections applicable to Medicaid managed care programs and develop strategies for negotiating favorable managed care contracts.

Registration is free for OKPCA members. Use this link to register for all three trainings!

E/M Changes Training with OKCPA

OKPCA is partnering with Coding & Compliance Initiatives, Inc. (CCI) to provide a webinar on E/M coding and documentation. The training will cover:

  • E/M changes for 2021
  • How providers can select new and established patient visit based medical decision making (MDM)
  • New guidelines for using time
  • Revised MDM guidelines

Register now! The training will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 2 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.


Free Outreach & Enrollment Workshops

Oklahoma Primary Care Association (OKPCA) is offering training and technical assistance to community health centers to prepare for Medicaid expansion and connect patients to coverage.

Steve Goldman, PhD, worked with OKPCA for years as a Navigator and outreach and enrollment specialist, and he currently works with Legal Aid, Oklahoma’s Navigator grantee. We are partnering with Steve to deliver workshops to health center outreach coordinators, certified application counselors (CACs), navigators, and other staff that help connect patients to coverage.

Topics will include Medicaid expansion preparation, Marketplace enrollment, and more.

View O&E resources.


Register for Outreach & Enrollment Workshops - Thursdays at 12 PM


In addition to the weekly workshops during which you can ask questions and go over complex enrollment cases, you can email Steve anytime at [email protected].

More information coming soon! Contact Cassidy at [email protected] with questions.

OKPCA is hosting a four-part HIV training series, Building Capacity for HIV Services in Primary Care. This series aims to increase knowledge and skills on HIV care-continuum topics so that they may be applied in the primary care setting.

Each topic in the series is comprised of an on-demand, prerequisite overview that can be completed at one’s convenience. It will be followed by a live, distance-based case presentation that will include an in-depth Q&A session.

Read more!

OKPCA is hosting FREE Motivational Interviewing trainings tailored to specific audiences. One track is intended for medical, nursing, and center staff and another is specifically for behavioral health staff and leadership. Each track will be delivered in two training sessions, and each session will be three hours long. The trainings for both groups will provide a general overview of Motivational Interviewing, the rationale for use of Motivational Interviewing, and the opportunity for practical application. Use the links to below to measure for either track.

Join OKPCA for a two-day training on 2021 Uniform Data System (UDS).

Patient Privacy Webinar for CHCs

OKPCA is making available a FREE one hour webinar for Oklahoma health center leadership. This webinar will inform the center leadership of recent significant changes to federal and Oklahoma patient privacy laws. The webinar is of practical value and will define how several programs are affected by these changes and potential modifications to ensure compliance with patient and center privacy protections.

The webinar will also define a customizable comprehensive privacy program that was developed with OKPCA support. The program is customizable to all health centers, is Oklahoma health center-specific, time-efficient legally reviewed, and operational. The program also includes a coordinated set of nine patient forms and associated policies that can be customized to each health center’s unique privacy decisions. 

The sixty-minute webinar is designed to be attended by both administrative and clinical leaders, as selected by each center, and is scheduled for noon on October 7, 2020, to assist with center schedules.

View a detailed agenda for the webinar with speaker bio of Mark Jones and additional information. Register now!

OKPCA Corporate Hotel Rates

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center

OKPCA has a corporate rate of $129 plus tax per night at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center which includes self-parking, wireless internet access, a hot breakfast cooked-to-order and a nightly Manager’s Reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages. The Embassy Suites OKC Medical Center is south of OKPCA offices and the Capitol building at 741 North Phillips Avenue. The hotel is in close proximity to Bricktown and downtown and the hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle for local area travel.

There are 3 ways to make reservations through the OKPCA corporate rate:

  • Book My Room
  • Call the hotel’s reservations department at 1-855-214-7412 and ask for the Oklahoma Primary Care Association or OKPCA corporate rate 0002982482
  • Call the hotel directly at 405-239-3900 and ask for the Oklahoma Primary Care Association or OKPCA corporate rate 00029824

Holiday Inn & Suites Oklahoma City North

OKPCA has a corporate rate of $65 plus tax per night at the Holiday Inn & Suites Oklahoma City North location. The full service hotel offers an on-site restaurant and lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi and high speed internet access, 24 hour fitness center, indoor pool and spa, and all rooms include a flat panel TV, microwave and refrigerator. The Holiday Inn & Suites Oklahoma City North is located just south of OKPCA off of I-235 (Broadway Extension) and near I-44, I-40, and I-35, putting you within minutes of everything OKC has to offer.

To make your reservation through the OKPCA corporate rate:

  • Call the hotel's reservations department at 1-888-HOLIDAY and ask for the Oklahoma Primary Care Association (OKPCA) corporate rate 786837682;
  • Call the hotel directly at 405-286-4777 and ask for the Oklahoma Primary Care Association (OKPCA) corporate rate 786837682



Fill out the form below or contact OKPCA at [email protected] to request technical assistance on a range of matters. We will direct your question to the appropriate staff and respond timely.

Join us for OKPCA's annual Legislative Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol!


      Wednesday, April 22, 2020

      State Capitol Senate Room 535



Join OKPCA for our 2020 Clinical Conference April 28-29, 2020!

OKPCA and SVI will cosponsor the 2020 Clinical Conference.

OKPCA has a group rate with Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown - Bricktown for $129 per night. Use this link to book your group rate!

Join OKPCA for a training by Shannon Nielson with Curis Consulting for High Performing Health Centers on Value-Based Preparedness. This 1.5 day training will be hosted March 3-4 in OKPCA's Training Room.

Register today!

OKPCA will host Shannon Nielson with Curis Consulting on March 3-4. The training will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 3 and 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 4. The cost is $135.

View the agenda and summary.

Join us for our annual OKPCA & SVI Clinical Conference!

The conference will be held April 9 -10, 2019 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City (5750 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City, OK 73110).

Register Today!


List of restaurants near the Reed Center can be found here.

2019 Inaugural Oklahoma Community Health Centers Vanguard Award

This year OKPCA is seeking nominations for a new honor, the Oklahoma Community Health Centers Vanguard Award. The intent of the Vanguard Award is to recognize a pioneer who has been a key figure in the development of community health center work throughout Oklahoma and/or a trailblazer whose innovation and inspiration has shaped the landscape of our state’s community health center movement.

The deadline for submitting your nomination is Monday, September 30 by 5:00 PM CST. The winner will be recognized at the OKPCA Awards of Excellence Luncheon at our 2019 Annual Conference.




Register today!



View our agenda at a glance!



Awards of Excellence

Click here to recognize individuals for our Employee of the Year Awards, Board Member of the Year Awards, and our Inaugural Vanguard Award.


Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Tulsa Hotel
100 East 2nd Street |Tulsa, OK 74103

OKPCA has established a group rate at $119 per night + tax. 

Parking garage at the Hyatt:
$9.00 for overnight
$8 for the day
$20 for valet 

Book a reservation in OKPCA's hotel room block!


**To ensure you receive the discounted rate, please make your reservations by Wednesday, September 25, 2019.


Overflow Hotel 

Hotel Indigo
121 S. Elgin Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120

OKPCA has established an overflow hotel group rate at $145 per night + tax. 

Book a reservation in OKPCA's overflow hotel room block!

Training & Technical Assistance

OKPCA supports community health centers by providing training and technical and technical assistance. Our goal is to ensure our health centers are equipped to provide quality care to their patients. Members of Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association can also access OKPCA trainings at member rates. For questions regarding upcoming trainings, please contact the OKPCA meetings staff at [email protected].


Additional Resources

OKPCA members have access to the Relias Learning Management System and OKPCA's member portal. For questions about accessing these resources, contact [email protected].

OKPCA's Corporate Hotel Rates



2023 OKPCA Annual Conference
September 7 and 8

Oklahoma Transformative Care Symposium
October 17-18

Learn More



Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Title II was enacted in 1996 by the US Congress and contains two rules:  Privacy Rule and Security Rule.  The HIPAA Privacy rule protects personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to their information, while the Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that gives broad guidelines to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information. Under HIPAA, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are required to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for not only providers, but for health plans and employers to protect individually identifiable health information.

If a health center fails to cooperate, they face fines of $50,000(minimum) a day with an annual maximum of $1,500,000 for the same violations.


OKPCA provides HIPAA Technical Assistance through:

For more information, including pricing structure, please contact OKPCA.

OIG and HRSA Audit


  Breaches Affecting 500 or More Individuals

 Department of Health and Human Services

  HHS HIPAA Audit Program Protocol

  OCR Risk Analysis Guidance

  Office for Civil Rights

The 51% user board requirement is a cornerstone of the community health center program. OKPCA has several trainings available to members on health center governance. 

Oklahoma Incorporating Guidelines

To learn more about Oklahoma's statutes for incorporation, which includes bylaws, visit the Secretary of State's website at http://www.sos.state.ok.us/, click 'Executive Legislative' (listed on top menu of screen), and then click on 'Link to Statutes' (left side of screen).  Once there, go to 'Title 18' and select 'Expand' - then go to Chapter 22. 

Oklahoma Open Meeting Act

To get a copy of the Oklahoma Press Association's 12th edition of the "Open Meetings Open Records' publication, go to http://www.okpress.com/Publications/books/OMOR.htm   


For more information on OKPCA's board development offerings please contact Dee Porter at (405) 252-8701 or [email protected].

About Staff Development

Ongoing staff development is a critical part of any organization.  OKPCA provides a range of services that support  staff development activities of its members and other health care providers.  These services help health centers meet grant requirements and support care transformation and on-going quality improvement activities.


OKPCA Staff Development services include:

Contact OKPCA for more information on Staff Development services.

About Recruitment/Retention

Oklahoma Primary Care Association places a strong emphasis on developing and overseeing workforce development initiatives to increase the effectiveness of health professional recruitment and retention programs for association members and Oklahoma health centers. Our top priority, and the focus of a majority of our efforts, is assisting CHCs and other safety-net providers in recruiting and retaining highly qualified health care professionals to serve the needs of the medically vulnerable population in Oklahoma.  Our goal is to strengthen the existing network of health centers by providing better access to research and best practices surrounding workforce development, and to support policies that strengthen the primary care workforce in the future.

OKPCA provides assistance to support member CHCs and other organizations with job postings to ensure access to care.  The association also serves as the Oklahoma Organizational Member for The National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network (3RNet) and works with other organizations to post openings across the state.


To learn more about an employment opportunity or post a vacancy, please contact OKPCA. To find resources on recruitment and retention, please visit the links below.


Clinical Recruitment & Retention Toolkit
Midwest Retention Toolkit
National Health Service Corps
The National Practitioner Data Bank
The National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network

What is PCMH?

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a care-delivery model designed to provide patient-oriented, primary care driven by an on-going partnership between the provider, the patient and the patient’s family.  PCMH incorporates accessibility, care coordination, self-care and planning, and health information technology to help ensure practices provide health care services through all stages of life that meet certain quality and safety standards. Practices that wish to demonstrate that they meet these standards may seek formal recognition/certification through a variety of state and national organizations. OKPCA has three NCQA Certified Content Expert on staff to assist practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition.


OKPCA provides Patient-Centered Medical Home technical assistance through:

For more information, including pricing structure, please contact Caden Culver.


Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.
HRSA PCMH Initiative
National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCQA PCMH Tool (28.44 KB)
Pros and Cons of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model
The Joint Commission

What is the Patient Experience?

Patients of health centers deserve good service and medical care - an optimal patient experience.  Studies have shown that engaged patients who have confidence and pride regarding their care delivery site helps promote good health.  OKPCA is here to help organizations balance the patient experience with crucial business outcomes. 


About Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use is a three stage process for providers to not just implement an Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology, but to show an increase in the quality of care and the quantity of care they provide to their patients.  Under the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, physicians are eligible for financial incentives for demonstrating "meaningful use" of an electronic health record (EHR) system.  Medicare providers are eligible for up to $44,000 in incentives paid out over 5 years beginning in 2011. Medicaid providers will be eligible for up to $63,750 paid out over 6 years.


OKPCA provides Meaningful Use Technical Assistance through:

For more information, including pricing structure, please contact OKPCA


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS and Meaningful Use
CMS MU Stage 2
Oklahoma EHR Incentive Program
Oklahoma Health Care Authority
OSDH Registries
Stage 1 Objectives and Clinical Quality Measures (293 KB)
UDS - Meaningful Use - PCMH Crosswalk (189.99 KB)

OKPCA announces the addition of Physicians Sales and Service (PSS), the largest supplier of medical products to physician practices and members, to its Value in Purchasing (ViP) program.  Learn more about the program, which will add savings of up to 25% on operations to members.

Check out information about what services and discounts are available via the links below.
American Solutions for Business brochure 

About Community Development

Oklahoma Primary Care Association is working toward 100% access to health care in Oklahoma and no health disparities. The Community Development Program serves as a catalyst for achieving this goal.  OKPCA provides technical assistance to communities and/or organizations who are interested in starting a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).


Additionally, community development also encompasses a wide-range of safety-net sustainability. 

The Community Development program:

Assists in Creating New Access Points

Strengthens the Safety Net

About Communications

Communications, vital to an organizations' public image, are part of the health center experience. Organizations seeking to boost public image or need assistance developing campaigns, can seek assistance from OKPCA.


For more information on training and technical assistance topics and fees, please contact OKPCA.

About Board Development

Each health center's governing board is composed of a majority of individuals who are patients of the center. This ensures CHCs are providing services based on and responsive to community need.  Health center Board Members volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to guide the work of the CHC, and many are actively involved in other local organizations within the community where their health center is located and it serves.



Approve Health Center Program App
HRSA Site Visit Guide
OKPCA Board Bulletins

OKPCA Membership

As a part of our mission to strengthen community-based health care through advocacy, education and technical assistance, OKPCA's services provide members and other organizations with quality training, the latest research, and peer networks.

Membership is targeted to non-profit organizations that support the mission and vision of OKPCA.  Members support the goal of health equity - quality care accessible and affordable for all.

Benefits include:

If you have specific questions or have technical assistance needs please contact us immediately! To learn more about member benefits, contact [email protected]


Oklahoma Community Health Centers Statewide Overview

Community Health Centers - 2019 Fact Sheet

Fast Facts Advocacy Document