An Interview and Insights with One of the Foremost FQHC Physician Recruiters

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Alphonse Bilicic is the Director of Physician Recruitment at UHC Solutions. His work with Primary Care Physicians and Advanced Practitioners for Community Health Centers and FQHC’s across the nation has served our healthcare clients well in some very challenging markets. On Monday, March 16th, the community healthcare recruitment business changed dramatically in response to the Read More

4 Ways to Foster a Culture of Advocacy at Your Health Center

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When discussing the idea of advocacy in relation to an FQHC, there are two primary avenues toward the definition of the term, “one who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group.” Nurses serve as advocates for their patients while the FQHC itself can serve as an advocate for the lower-income and rural Read More

A Decade in Review: Federally Qualified Health Centers

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  Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) have come a long way in the last decade. In the 1960s, there were only eight FQHCs in the U.S. By 2001, that number had jumped to 748 facilities at 4,128 locations around the country, serving 10 million patients. The number continues to grow along with federal funding for Read More

What You Need to Know About the Psychiatrist Shortage

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We’ve talked a lot lately about the looming shortage of clinical providers. Doctors, nurses, advanced practitioners, and personal caregivers will all be in high demand in the coming years. But the short supply of clinical talent stretches into the mental health field as well; there is an extensive psychiatrist shortage expected in the coming years. Read More

2020 Compensation Insights from the Front-Line

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In 2020, healthcare recruiters and their healthcare hiring team partners will have to work even harder to attract primary care providers from an increasingly tight labor pool. We know there is a labor shortage of qualified doctors, dentists, advanced practitioners and behavioral health specialists looming, so our proactive efforts to build a pipeline of qualified Read More

The Benefits of Integrated Behavioral Health

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The mind/body connection is the idea behind integrated behavioral healthcare, a practice that seeks to coordinate both mental and physical clinical treatments. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines integrated behavioral health as: The care a patient experiences as a result of a team of primary care and behavioral health clinicians, working together Read More

Top Healthcare Compliance Topics for 2020

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Healthcare compliance always remains a top concern for healthcare executives, particularly in the FQHC world, where there are a plethora of regulations tied to funding reimbursement. While patient and data privacy has been a chief concern of Compliance Officers, 2020 looks to be a banner year for these issues. What should we prepare for as Read More

What’s it Like Working at an FQHC?

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You won’t understand the idea of the mission until you work at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). These organizations serve as a needed resource for underserved populations in rural and urban communities around our nation. This article will give you a sense of what it’s like to work in one of these important organizations Read More

Where is the Physician Shortage Most Likely?

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  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently confirmed their predictions of a major shortage of physicians and other clinical practitioners. This comes at a time when the volume of Baby Boomers is reaching retirement age and the statistics show that Americans are leading increasingly unhealthy lifestyles. Where are these trends leading us? Which Read More

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