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CMS to Raise Pay to Health Centers by 32 Percent

May 1, 2014  /  Community Health Centers (CHC)

Federally qualified health centers will see their Medicare reimbursement rise by about 32 percent under a new prospective payment system unveiled April 29 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Obamacare health plans leave out some community health centers

March 22, 2014  /  Community Health Centers (CHC), Health Care Providers

Here’s one of the quirks in how the Affordable Care Act has played out so far: Community health centers, which are located in neighborhoods with the highest concentration of uninsured people, often are not included in the networks of health plans sold on the federal marketplace.

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Community Health Workers May Reduce Readmissions

February 12, 2014  /  Community Health Centers (CHC), Health Care Providers

A community health worker (CHW) intervention led to improved posthospital access to primary care and fewer recurrent readmissions among a population of low-socioeconomic-status patients, according to a study published online February 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Four Concerns for Community Health Centers in a Post-Health Reform World

December 17, 2013  /  Community Health Centers (CHC)

The key change that Obamacare will bring about is that more than 1 million New Yorkers will gain health care coverage. But lately, I have had some concerns that expanded health care coverage among New Yorkers is not necessarily a good thing financially for FQHCs.

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Federal Grants to Build 236 New Community Health Centers and Buy Equipment

November 8, 2013  /  Community Health Centers (CHC), Uncategorized

The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded grants totaling $150 million to develop new community health centers in 236 communities spanning 43 states, the District of Columbia and two territories.

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Community Health Centers: On the Front Lines of Obamacare

October 28, 2013  /  Community Health Centers (CHC)

Community Health Centers provide services to more than 21 million Americans each year. Once more people have health insurance, that number will grow.

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Neediest Health Centers to Get Least ACA Funding

October 17, 2013  /  Community Health Centers (CHC), Health Care Providers

Community health centers in states that have rejected Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will forgo more than half a billion dollars in new revenue in 2014, according to a new report from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. 

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U.S. community health centers eye Obamacare’s newly insured

July 14, 2013  /  Community Health Centers (CHC)

Community health centers expect to sign up millions of newly insured patients under President Barack Obama’s health reform law, but U.S. budget cuts just as they need to beef up services may make it hard to keep the newcomers.

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Community Health Centers Get $150 Million To Boost Exchange Enrollment

May 10, 2013  /  Community Health Centers (CHC)

On Thursday, the Obama administration pledged $150 million to help community health centers provide in-person enrollment assistance to uninsured patients.

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As Mass. Goes, So Goes California? Questioning the Safety Net’s Future

March 13, 2013  /  Community Health Centers (CHC), States

That’s one of many questions that county officials in California are asking about how the Affordable Care Act will affect health centers that serve patients.

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