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Resources by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

Will Community Health Centers Survive COVID-19?
Evaluates the financial vulnerability of rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the importance of FQHCs to rural and underserved communities and makes suggestions to fortify FQHC revenue.
Author(s): Brad Wright, Erin Fraher, Marni Gwyther Holder, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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Telehealth Implementation Quick Guide – COVID-19 Resource Packet
Provides an overview of reimbursement and legal considerations for telehealth use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presents operational guides for telemedicine and telephonic visit implementation and sample workflows. Includes links to technical assistance and federal information resources.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Details on HHS' Distribution of Emergency Funds to Hospitals with High COVID-19 Admissions and Rural Providers
Provides an overview of the methodologies the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will use to distribute COVID-19 related funding to hospitals with high numbers of COVID-19 admissions, rural hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and health centers. Includes a comparison of the terms of conditions of the different CARES Act funding programs.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Health Center COVID-19 Survey
Presents results from a national survey of health centers regarding COVID-19 patient testing and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health center operations and health center staff. Examines testing rates and results by race and ethnicity. Includes survey results by state and territory.
Additional links: Maps of COVID-19 Survey Data
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing
Addresses issues related to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) billing during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Covers COVID-19 test specimen collection, diagnostic laboratory services, hospital services, ambulance services, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), telehealth, skilled nursing facility services, home health, and other services.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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National Findings on Health Centers' Response to COVID-19
Provides an overview of a weekly Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) survey of health centers' response to COVID-19. Includes information about COVID-19 testing, virtual visits, and access to personal protective equipment. Illustrates COVID-19 impact on health center operations, staffing, and budgets. Updated weekly.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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North Carolina Community Health Center Association - COVID-19 Resources
Provides information and resources for health centers in North Carolina related to COVID-19, including clinical guidance, reimbursement and billing, telehealth, and human resources.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Community Health Center Association
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Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers - COVID-19 Resources
Features resources and information for community health centers in Pennsylvania pertaining to COVID-19. Includes national and state information, including telehealth policies and resources to support clinical operations.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
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Florida Association of Community Health Centers - Centralized FQHC Resources for COVID-19 Updates & Alerts
Offers links for updates and resources for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Florida, including information on state and national regulatory changes, as well as resources to support telehealth for FQHCs.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Florida Association of Community Health Centers
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COVID-19 Information for Health Centers and Partners
Information for health centers regarding how to prepare for and respond to an outbreak of COVID-19. Includes funding, resources, and information to help health centers meet the needs of their patients, including special populations they serve.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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