Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) - Overview and Emerging Issues
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 PM ET
Overview: JThis session will address some FQHC basics and some emerging issues. As described on the HRSA website,
Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. They must meet a stringent set of requirements, including providing care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay and operating under a governing board that includes patients. Federally Qualified Health Centers may be Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Health Centers for Residents of Public Housing.
State Medicaid programs are obligated under federal law to pay for “federally qualified health center services,” which include the services of physicians and certain other qualified health professionals, as well as “incident to” services provided under the supervision of qualified health professionals.
- Trent Stechschulte, General Counsel & Compliance Officer, EquitasHealth
- Adam Hepworth, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP