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Resources by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants (QPs) Methodology Fact Sheet: Medicare Option 2019 Performance Period
Explains the methods used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine if clinicians participating in the Medicare Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), a track of the Quality Payment Program, are eligible as Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants (QPs), or partial QPs for the 2019 performance period. This includes eligible clinicians who receive payments for Medicare Part B services furnished at Method II Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), or Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Community Health Centers Continue Steady Growth, But Challenges Loom
An overview of the performance of community health centers (CHCs) compiled from current and past data reported annually to the federal government through the Uniform Data System (UDS). Data includes the total number of CHCs nationwide and in rural areas, patient demographics, patient volume, health insurance coverage, types of services rendered, number of health center staff, and health center revenue. Discusses the impact of growth on CHCs particularly in Medicaid expansion states.
Author(s): Jessica Sharac, Peter Shin, Sara Rosenbaum, et al.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Geiger Gibson Program, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Improving Oral Health in Rural Colorado: Commitment to Quality through Data-Informed Dental Care
Highlights a health center serving rural Colorado that decreased children's cavity rates through a program that featured increased caries risk assessments to understand patient risk factors for decay and increased placement of sealants.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Improving the Health and Well-Being of Rural Communities Through Collaboration
Webinar recording discusses the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's report on care coordination between hospitals, health centers, and public health agencies. Features presentations from representative from the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri and the Sakakawea Medical Center.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 08/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Community Health Centers Meeting Rural Health Needs
Discusses the barriers to receiving and providing healthcare in rural communities, and highlights with data how community health centers are addressing barriers, delivering needed services, and improving health outcomes.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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A Change-Management Approach to Closing Care Gaps in a Federally Qualified Health Center: A Rural Kentucky Case Study
Case study focused on application of the proactive office encounter (POE) model to understand how a rural Appalachian Kentucky Federally Qualified Health Center implemented changes to improve delivery of preventive care services, close care gaps, and reduce health disparities among patients.
Author(s): Angela L. Carman, Robin C. Vanderpool, Lindsay R. Stradtman, Emily A. Edmiston
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Accelerating Value-Based Payment in California's Federally Qualified Health Centers: Options for Medicaid Health Plans
Highlights examples of value-based payment (VBP) models for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), including a rural Hawaii model and a Colorado model that incorporates rural FQHCs. Covers Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models, state-led Capitated Alternative Payment Models (APMs), state-led quality payment adjustments, and Medicaid shared savings ACO models. Addresses how FQHCs and health plans can overcome challenges when launching new VBP models and offers recommendations for California's health plans.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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America's Health Centers
Fact sheet with basic information about Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in rural and urban areas. Includes data on the patients they serve.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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A Guide for Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination
Describes how rural hospitals, community health centers, local public health departments, and other organizations can work together to identify health needs in their community and develop partnerships and strategies to help address these needs. Identifies areas of collaboration and coordination. Includes networking and collaboration case studies in rural Missouri and North Dakota. Provides a template and discussion questions for developing partnerships.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Facilitators and Barriers to the Implementation of the HPV VACs (Vaccinate Adolescents Against Cancers) Program: A Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research Analysis
Results of a study examining the delivery of the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine in a primary care setting, using data from telephone interviews with representatives of 9 Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) systems. Features statistics including characteristics of the FQHCs, with breakdowns by urban, suburban, rural, or mixed locations.
Author(s): Cam Escoffery, Kara Riehman, Lesley Watson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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