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

How to Keep Your Practice Running in a Remote World

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Modern Healthcare reports, “COVID-19 are 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

3 Ways Technology Could Be Impacting Patient Safety

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The Center for Patient Safety suggests that medical mistakes, hospital-associated infections, adverse medication events, and even patient falls, all contribute to negative patient safety outcomes. While this is an area primary care, hospitals and medical providers continue to improve, we can accelerate our efforts by using technology to make a positive impact on patient safety. Read More

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

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