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Resources by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

Finalized CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule
Fact sheet describing calendar year 2019 changes to Medicare's telehealth reimbursement policy as a part of the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, a new interpretation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements for reimbursement of remote communication technology as distinct from telehealth, and new services eligible for reimbursement. Includes a section on changes specific to Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Developing Telemental Health Partnerships Between State Medical Schools and Federally Qualified Health Centers: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape and Policy Recommendations
Recommendations for overcoming barriers to promoting telemental health services partnerships between medical schools and health centers. Discusses rural-urban disparities in provision of mental health services, credentialing, remote electronic health records access, insurance issues, and billing.
Author(s): John C. Fortney, Richard C. Veith, Amy M. Bauer, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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The MAVEN Project: Increasing Access for the Underserved
Provides a webcast recording about the Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network (MAVEN), which partners volunteer physicians with rural and underserved community health clinics using telehealth for specialty consults and mentoring.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: California Primary Care Association
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Implementing an Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment Program at Community Health Centers: Lessons from a Pilot Project in California
Evaluates the implementation phase of a pilot project to treat patients with opioid use disorder at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in California, including rural FQHCs. The pilot focused on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and integrating substance use and mental healthcare in a primary care setting.
Author(s): Jane Wishner, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Jeremy Marks, Marni Epstein
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019
Comment on a September 4, 2018 Federal Register proposed rule revising the physician fee schedule to improve payment systems for physicians and other Medicare Part B revisions.
Author(s): Francis J. Crosson
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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America's Health Centers
Provides a fact sheet with basic information about Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in rural and urban areas. Includes data on the patients they serve.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Rural Hospital-Health Clinic Integration
Provides an overview of the benefits of sharing resources between rural hospitals and clinics. Offers suggestions for federal policy solutions and actions for hospital and health system to deploy.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Health Center Program Fact Sheet
Brief overview of the Health Center Program, focusing on the goals of increasing access to care, improving health outcomes, and reducing healthcare costs. Included graph helps illustrate program growth over the 15-year period from 2001-2017.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in New Jersey
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Rhode Island
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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