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

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the Health Center Program.

Community Health Centers: Providers, Partners and Employers of Choice - 2024 Chartbook
Presents graphs, charts, and data highlighting services provided by Community Health Centers, characteristics of the patients served, and progress made in improving access to healthcare. Reports on health centers' financial health, workforce status, economic impact, challenges to meeting the demand for healthcare needs, and more. Section 5 presents statistics on telehealth service offerings between 2018 and 2022 with breakdowns by urban or rural status. Contains maps with data by state throughout.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Telehealth Policies and Federally Qualified Health Centers, Spring 2024
Provides an overview of telehealth policies for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Covers originating and distance sites, reimbursement, services outside the four walls of the FQHC, and more. Includes a chart of FQHC Medicaid telehealth reimbursement eligibility policies by state.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming an NHSC approved site. Acts as a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Changes in Buprenorphine Prescribing in Community Health Centers
Analyzes changes from 2016 to 2021 in prescriptions of buprenorphine in Community Health Centers (CHCs) to treat opioid addiction. Utilizes data from the OCHIN Inc network of CHCs to analyze patient and clinic/clinician characteristics, including rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Daniel M. Hartung, Robert W. Voss, Steffani R. Bailey, Nathalie Huguet, John Muench
Citation: JAMA Health Forum, 5(4)
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Become a Health Center
Provides information on becoming a Health Center Program awardee or look-alike. Includes details on applying for health center program funding and the benefits of look-alike designation, including Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Impact of the Health Center Program
Brief overview of the Health Center Program, focusing on the goals of advancing health equity, addressing emergent public health needs, and driving quality improvement.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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A Federally Qualified Health Center and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Partnership in Rural Missouri
Case study describing a medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) program partnership between a Federally Qualified Health Center and a certified community behavioral health clinic in rural southwest Missouri. Covers the infrastructure of the MOUD program, staffing and services, financing, and more. Highlights challenges and successes, as well as recommendations for other health centers interested in a similar partnership.
Author(s): Ashley Jasko, Meryl Schulman
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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El Dorado Community Health Centers: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Rural California through Community Partnerships
Case study describing how El Dorado Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in California, works with a community coalition to address the opioid epidemic and implement a medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) program. Covers the infrastructure of the MOUD program, staffing and services, financing, and more. Highlights challenges and successes, as well as recommendations for other health centers.
Author(s): Ashley Jasko, Meryl Schulman
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Billing Requirements for Intensive Outpatient Program Services for Federally Qualified Health Centers & Rural Health Clinics
Provides an overview of Medicare coverage for intensive outpatient program (IOP) services and billing requirements for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Federally Qualified Health Center Sites in Rural Areas
Printable map that shows the location of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites that are located in rural areas (outside U.S. Census Bureau Urban Areas with a population of 50,000 or more). Data source: data.HRSA.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Last Updated: 5/13/2024