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News by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

Dec 24, 2019 - A rural town in Kansas lost its hospital one year ago, but physicians stayed in the area and started working at the federally qualified health center (FQHC) to continue caring for residents. Examines how the hospital closure affects the town's healthcare and economy, highlights the steps the community is taking to fill in the gaps.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Dec 13, 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is continuing a comment request and burden estimates of a planned information collection revising the Uniform Data System (UDS), which is used to collect data from health centers. Includes revisions to the 2020 UDS data collection based on feedback received during a previous comment request. Comments on the revisions are due January 13, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 10, 2019 - Covers the opening of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in rural Utah, which offers primary, dental, and mental health services. The new FQHC allows residents to seek care locally, as opposed to traveling long distances.
Source: KUER
Dec 2, 2019 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration seeking comment on the reinstatement of the Health Center Patient Survey (HCPS) information collection. The HCPS collects information from patients about access and use of healthcare services, sociodemographic characteristics, health behaviors, health conditions, and satisfaction of healthcare received from HRSA-supported health centers. Comments are due January 2, 2020.
Source: Federal Register