What is an FQHC?
According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), FQHCs:
Qualify for funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS).
Qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid*, as well as other benefits
Serve an underserved area or population
Offer a sliding fee scale
Provide comprehensive services (either on-site or by arrangement with another provider), including:
- Preventive health services
- Dental services
- Mental health and substance abuse services
- Transportation services necessary for adequate patient care
- Hospital and specialty care
Have an ongoing quality assurance program
Have a governing board of directors