SEARHC to Receive 53 Million Settlement from Federal Government

first_imgSEARHC serves about 17,000 Alaska Natives and American Indians in Southeast Alaska. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will receive a $53 million settlement from Indian Health Service for about fifteen years of unpaid contract costs.Now SEARHC president and CEO Charles Clement hopes the federal agency will continue to pay its bills.Download AudioThe Indian Health Service pays the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to provide health care services to about 17,000 Alaska Natives and American Indians in Southeast.But for more than 15 years, IHS failed to reimburse SEARHC for nearly $40 million in contract support costs.SEARHC CEO and president Charles Clement says contract support covers such things as building insurance, audits, electricity bills and other compliance activities required by IHS.“We don’t have a choice whether we buy insurance. We have to have an audit every year. We pay an auditor to come in and fully audit everything. And it’s genuinely bizarre that they would say, ‘You have to do this, but we’re not going to compensate you for that,’” Clement says.The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act requires such costs be paid in full. When that doesn’t happen, Clement says SEARHC has to use other revenue to pay the bills and that means sacrifices in patient care.“We hear lots of feedback from patients about access to care and timeliness of care and formularies and we try to resolve them and take them into consideration continuously. But, at the end of the day, when you spend all the money that you have providing these services, there’s only so much that you can do,” Clement says.SEARHC has an annual operating budget of around $115 million. Clement says almost half comes from IHS, with the rest from a slew of grants and third party payers, like Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies.2014 is the first fiscal year in more than 15 years that SEARHC has received full support payments from IHS.The two entities signed the final settlement agreement July 23. Clement says SEARHC will likely receive the entire payment in the fall. He says the settlement puts an end to any contentious issues between SEARHC and IHS.“I’m ecstatic. This is a big deal. I mean to have something this big interrupting a relationship that we have with the Indian Health Service. It’s hard to just overlook the fact that you have a deal and someone’s not fulfilling their end of the bargain, because the Indian Health Service is really our partner. And so to have that resolved is a huge relief,” Clement says.The settlement includes interest and will go into a reserve fund. Clement says SEARHC also will use the one-time payment on deferred building maintenance, information technology and medical equipment.U.S. Sen. Mark Begich recently introduced a pair of bills requiring the federal government to honor contractual obligations made with tribal organizations. Heather Handyside is Begich’s press secretary.“His two new bills will ensure that these payments are not just made at the whim of the current senate and house representatives and president but are going to be written into law so that they will not only be approved but also funded, and won’t come out of discretionary funding. So those are all important steps to make sure this doesn’t continue the same cycle that we’ve seen historically,” Handyside says.SEARHC is one of several tribal organizations across the state that filed claims and reached a settlement with IHS for unpaid contract support. Settlements range from several hundred thousand dollars to more than $150 million.last_img read more

Use findstr on Windows to find text in files and command outputs

first_imgUse findstr on Windows to find text in files and command outputs by Martin Brinkmann on May 04, 2018 in Tutorials – Last Update: August 07, 2018 – 19 commentsIf you want to find specific text in files, in a command line output or elsewhere, you may use the findstr command on Windows to do so.Findstr is a built-in tool of the Windows operating system that you may run from the command line to find text in files or in command line outputs.You can use the application to filter command line outputs, search individual files or entire directory structures for files with matching text.Run findstr /? from the command line to display all parameters and options that “Find String” supports.Third-party tools like Notepad++, GGRep, or Everything support finding text in files as well.Using findstrYou can run findstr from the command line or batch files. Open a new command line prompt by tapping on the Windows-key, typing cmd.exe and selecting the result.Useful parameters:/? — display the help text/S — searches the directory and all subdirectories/I — search is not case sensitive/R — use search strings as regular expressions/B — matches patterns at the beginning of lines/P — skip files with non-printable characters/V — print only lines that contain a match/N — print the line numberHere is a list of examples that you may find useful:ipconfig | findstr “192.168” — The command runs ipconfig and returns any result that matches 192.168. Any other result is ignored.netstat | findstr “” — Runs the netstat command and returns any result that matches the string (in this case the IP address).findstr /c:”windows 10″ windows.txt — Searches the document windows.txt for the string “windows 10″findstr “windows 10” windows txt — Searches for “windows” or “10” in the file.findstr “windows” c:\documents\*.* — Searches any file under c:\documents for the string “windows”.findstr /s /i Windows *.* — Searches every file in the current directory and all subdirectories for the word Windows ignoring letter case.findstr /b /n /r /c:”^ *FOR” *.bas– Returns any line that begins with FOR that are preceded by zero or more spaces. Prints the line number as well.Findstr is a powerful command that you may use to search for strings in files or to filter command line output. You may use it to scan entire directory structures or drives for files that match the selected string or part of it, and to find specified text in command line outputs quickly.Advanced options include returning content that is found at the beginning or end of lines, using regular expressions, or using wildcards.Closing wordsFindstr’s main advantage is that it is a built-in tool that you can run on any Windows machine. It is useful to find text in files quickly but works as a tool to filter the output of command line tools as well.Now you: which program do you use to find text in files?SummaryArticle NameUse findstr on Windows to find text in files and command outputsDescriptionIf you want to find specific text in files, in a command line output or elsewhere, you may use the findstr command on Windows to do so.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more