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Resources by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Health Centers in a Time of Change: Results from an Annual Survey
Summarizes results from the Kaiser Family Foundation/Geiger Gibson 2019 Community Health Center Survey. Explores trends in patient health coverage, healthcare affordability, and health center revenue; social determinants of health; potential implications of Medicaid work requirements; participation in the Title X program; and other challenges facing health centers. Includes rural references throughout. Presents survey response data by urban and rural status in Appendix A.
Author(s): Jessica Sharac, Anne Markus, Jennifer Tolbert, Sara Rosenbaum
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve: Planning, Managing and Caring for the Workforce Now and in the Future
April 2, 2020 webinar recording on supporting the healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights new policy flexibilities around the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps programs, NHSC Loan Repayment Program deadline extension, and changes to workforce training programs at health centers.
Additional links: Transcript
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Crosswalk: CMS Interim Final Rule & Published CMS Guidances
Provides an overview of key provisions in the March 2020 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' interim final rule on telehealth policy and related, previously issued guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Covers coding issues and expansion of telehealth in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), among other topics.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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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 and their economic impact on a community.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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North Dakota CAHs, RHCs, and FQHCs, 2020
Map of North Dakota delineating counties and showing the locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and referral centers.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Making a Difference for Generations to Come: School-Based Oral Healthcare in Louisiana
Features a Louisiana Federally Qualified Health Center that offers primary care oral health assessment and fluoride varnishes in school-based health centers. Discusses the impact that access to childhood oral health services may have into adulthood.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Notes from the Field: Characteristics of Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions, 2012–2019
Reports on characteristics of the Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions in 2019. Champions were clinicians, practices, health centers, and health systems that achieved ≥80% blood pressure control rates among their patients with hypertension. Also includes information on the Hypertension Control Champions from 2012-2018. Provides counts for programs serving urban, rural, and both urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Matthew D. Ritchey, Judy Hannan, Hilary K. Wall, Mary G. George, Laurence S. Sperling
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(7), 196-197
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Building Partnerships to Improve Health in the Rural South: CareSouth Carolina
Provides an overview of CareSouth Carolina, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and its approaches to increase engagement with low-income patients in its service area. Describes the role of community health workers to address social determinants of health. Discusses partnerships with community organizations and the development of an independent practice association with other FQHCs in South Carolina. Includes CareSouth Carolina performance scorecard and a summary of lessons learned.
Author(s): Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Tennessee Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net Report - 2019 Annual Report
Features statistics on Tennessee's uninsured population and state safety net funding expenditures. Includes maps showing locations of adult healthcare and behavioral health safety net services, and county-level maps showing population-to-provider ratios for various medical specialties and Health Professional Shortage Areas as of 2019. Examines challenges in rural Tennessee, including adequacy of healthcare and access to services.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Billing for Telehealth Encounters: An Introductory Guide on Fee-for-Service
Presents an overview of how to bill fee-for-service Medicare and Medi-Cal for telehealth encounters. Includes information on originating and distant sites, virtual healthcare, and coding telehealth services. Lists types of practice sites, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and implications for billing telehealth services. Provides contact information for Regional Telehealth Research Centers (RTRC).
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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