What’s in Store for the Future of FQHCs?

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COVID 19 has had a massive impact on healthcare providers. The FQHCcommunity has been hit particularly hard, as elective procedures and preventative screenings declined during the pandemic. Over the ensuing months, many FQHCs furloughed staff and suspended services to keep their businesses open. It’s been a challenging time, as many providers shifted care delivery to Read More

Should You Integrate Behavioral Health with Primary Care?

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Mental and physical health intertwine with the patient. When these two care modalities are combined, better health outcomes are achieved. Many patients see their primary care providers with untreated mental health issues. Because these doctors often aren’t trained in behavioral health, these patients may not receive the full treatment they need. This article will explore 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

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

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

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