FAQs

Q: What are the different categories of membership?

A: Membership categories offered by NACHC are: Organizational, Corporate, Network Associate, Associate and Individual.

For detailed information on these membership types please visit NACHC’s Member Center.

Q: How are Organizational membership dues calculated?

A: Dues for Organizational Membership are calculated as follows: 90% of total annual budget/revenue* x .004

* = Revenues derived from all sources – federal grant(s), Medicaid/Medicare, state, local and private. (Organizational dues are capped at $20,000.)

Q: How does NACHC determine my annual budget/revenue?

A: For federally-supported health centers/programs, NACHC uses data as reported by the center to the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) UDS system for the most completed reporting period at the time of billing (April/May of each year).

For non-federally supported organizations, NACHC uses information as reported in their most recent audited financial statements.

Q: When is NACHC’s membership year?

A: NACHC’s membership begins July 1 and ends June 30. Membership is pro-rated to bring it into NACHC’s Membership year. (See next question and answer for full explanation.)

Q: Can I pay my organizational member dues in installments?

A: Yes. Organizational Member dues may be paid in annual, semi-annual or quarterly installments. Membership dues are payable on the first day of the new billing period:

Annual dues payment: Due July 1
Semi-Annual dues payment: Due July 1 and January 1
Quarterly dues payments: Due July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1
Membership renewal statements for the new fiscal year are mailed in the Spring (April/May).

Q: What happens when an organization joins at a time other than at the beginning of NACHC’s fiscal year?

A: New Organizational Members who join at a time other than at the beginning of NACHC’s fiscal year are billed for twelve months from the time they join. Membership dues are then prorated into the second year. For example: If a health center joins NACHC in February 2008, it is billed from March 2008 through February 2009. The center’s dues are then prorated for four months (March 2009 through June 2009) to bring it into NACHC’s membership year.