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Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the Health Center Program – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

May 12, 2022 - Highlights Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) as a key source of comprehensive healthcare in rural and underserved areas, noting that there are currently 1,358 FQHCs and over 14,000 when combined with counts of FQHC Service Sites and Look-Alikes. Describes the potential for collaboration between FQHCs and existing rural healthcare organizations as way to fill service gaps and solve financial problems.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Apr 7, 2022 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Federally Qualified Health Center Cost Report Form and 2) Medicare Part C and Part D Data Validation. Comments are due by June 6, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 7, 2022 - Announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) establishing a process for providers that were unable to submit their complete Provider Relief Fund report due to extenuating circumstances. Providers will be able to submit a request to report late beginning on Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 22, 2022. Includes information on allowable extenuating circumstances.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Mar 30, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comments and burden estimates on proposed changes to the Application for Health Center Program Award Recipients for Deemed Public Health Service (PHS) Employment with Liability Protections under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Health centers submit deeming applications annually to the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) to establish eligibility for liability protections for covered activities and individuals under the FTCA. Comments are due by April 29, 2022.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 5/12/2022