5 Ways to Check-In on FQHC Providers Mental Health

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If you’re not feeling the emotional strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re one of the lucky ones. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed nearly half of U.S. adults report a negative impact on their mental health from the worry and stress about the virus. But healthcare workers on the front lines of the disease, Read More

Is There a Limit to How Many Patients a Physician Can Treat?

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Clinical quality cannot be sacrificed for the bottom line. However, we’ve all heard the expression, “there is no mission without margin.” Where does this leave the busy primary care provider today in our nation’s Community Health Centers? The pressures they feel today are intense; even before COVID-19, we faced a looming provider shortage that put Read More

How to Keep FQHC Team Morale High When the News Isn’t So Positive

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We are all feeling the stress and pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic, but nowhere more than in our nation’s healthcare facilities. It seems like each day we face another negative from a virus that continues to impact the economy, our health, and life as we know it. As the pressure on our facilities continues to Read More

Best Practices to Avoid Age Discrimination in Recruitment Processes

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Age discrimination in hiring is still a real problem, despite laws that made it illegal 50-years ago. The AARP did a survey that showed: One in four workers aged 45 or older heard negative comments about their age at work. Three in five older workers have experienced workplace age discrimination. 76% of older workers say Read More

How to Keep Your Practice Running in a Remote World

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Modern Healthcare reports, “COVID-19 may already be putting a dent in procedure volumes.” They cited a survey that one-quarter of U.S. doctors report procedure cancellations or deferrals. Fear of contagion has caused patients to miss appointments or conduct their visits online. As a result, telemedicine visits have spiked by 50% across the country. Here’s how Read More

Precautions to Keep Your Family Safe at Home Amid COVID-19 Care

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One of the biggest concerns we hear from doctors and other clinical providers is the worry that they will inadvertently expose their families to the COVID-19 virus. The current spike in daily infections gives credence to this concern. This article will provide you with tips to help keep your family safer as you care for Read More

Waived Telehealth Restrictions Offer Opportunity for FQHCs

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Telemedicine technology has been around for decades but never really took off. Restrictions on reimbursement and other regulatory hurdles kept many providers from offering the virtual visit as a service line. Until now, CNBC reports a surge in virtual visits since the coronavirus hit and predicts more than 900-million COVID-19-related telehealth encounters in 2020. The Read More

Behavioral Health Expansion — How FQHCs Can Participate

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At the end of April, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released details of new grants designed to increase access to behavioral health services and improve the quality of care. This article will look at these grants and how Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) can participate in the expansion.   New Grants Read More

How to Offer Student Loan Assistance to Your Clinicians

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Offering student loan assistance to your FQHC doctor is a key benefit of their service to your organization. While there are many other benefits to working at an FQHC such as better work/life balance, it is loan forgiveness that consistently attracts new doctors to community healthcare. Loan repayment came about because of the need for Read More

Top Benefits for Working as an FQHC Dentist

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Serving the underserved is the mission behind working as a FQHC dentist. There are currently more than 1,300 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the U.S. with the mission to offer services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. These community-based centers typically serve low income citizens in rural communities, and may often be Read More

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