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

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 18, 2024 - Outlines the role of Community Health Centers in expanding access to women's healthcare services in rural and other underserved areas of Tennessee. Notes that health centers offer services regardless of insurance status or the patient's ability to pay. Describes the services offered by two community health centers, including prenatal care, midwifery, delivery, and social services.
Source: Public News Service
Jun 11, 2024 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comments on the following information collections: 1) Identification of Extension Units of Medicare Approved Outpatient Physical Therapy/Outpatient Speech Pathology (OPT/OSP) Providers and Supporting Regulations and 2) Conditions for Certification for Rural Health Clinics and Conditions for Coverage for Federally Qualified Health Centers in 42 CFR 491. Comments are due by July 11, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
May 30, 2024 - Describes the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Primary Care (PC) Flex Model and offers the Request for Applications. Applications begin by applying to the Shared Savings Program due June 17th as well as submitting the ACO PC Flex Model application due August 1st. Outlines the full application process in Section III.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
Apr 26, 2024 - Describes the changes to substance use disorder (SUD) confidentiality regulations under 42 CFR Part 2 and the impact of the rule change on rural healthcare providers. Discusses services offered by Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Source: National Rural Health Association
Apr 23, 2024 - Discusses an increase in dental deserts, particularly in rural communities due to workforce shortages and limited Medicaid reimbursements for dental care. Highlights a trend in Federally Qualified Health Centers to integrate dental care into primary care.
Source: The Week

Last Updated: 6/18/2024