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Resources by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers Topic Guide
Provides an overview of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes, important safety net providers in rural areas. Discusses Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) requirements for FQHCs and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care requirements for Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes. Includes information on the benefits of FQHCs and Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes, as well as links to funding, events, model programs, and additional resources and information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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State and Regional Primary Care Associations Listing
Directory listing address, phone, email, and web addresses for state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs). PCAs work to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Public Health Service Act, Section 330
Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act defines the requirements for Health Centers. Title 42 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 6A is the Public Health Service Act, and section 254b is the equivalent of Section 330 of the PHS Act.
Type: Document
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Health Center Program Policies
Links to current Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Program Information Notices (PINs) defining policies and procedures Section 330 funded health center grantees must follow, and provides links to Program Assistance Letters (PALs) summarizing program activities, newly enacted laws, and final regulations of interest to health centers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Find a Health Center
Allows users to search for community health centers, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and other Bureau of Primary Health Care service delivery sites, by location. These health centers provide free and low-cost health services such as: primary medical, obstetrical and gynecological, dental, mental health, and substance abuse care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Social Security Act, Section 1905 (l): Definitions
Definitions of terms used in the Social Security Act related to Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Document
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Social Security Act, Section 1902 (bb): State Plans for Medical Assistance
Part (bb) covers state plan requirements for payment for services for Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Document
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Social Security Act, Section 1861 (aa): Rural Health Clinic Services and Federally Qualified Health Center Services
Rural Health Clinic Services and Federally Qualified Health Center Services as defined in the Social Security Act. Scroll down to section (aa).
Type: Document
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Social Security Act, Section 1832 (a)(2)(D): Scope of Benefits
This section of the Social Security Act lists Rural Health Clinic and Federally Qualified Health Center services as within the scope of benefits.
Type: Document
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