Medicare Payments to Federally Qualified Health Centers

King, Kathleen M.
July 2010
GAO Reports;7/30/2010, p1
Government Documents
The article focuses on the Medicare payments to federally qualified health centers (FQHC) in the U.S. It mentions that the FQHC has been authorized by the Congress to increase the access to primary and preventive care services for individuals living in medically underserved communities. It notes that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has required Secretary of Human Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a prospective payment system (PPS) for Medicare payments to FQHCs.


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