Continued inaction by Congress to re-authorize crucial funding for the country's community health centers could result in the loss of more than 60,000 healthcare according to a new report.
Community health centers fear federal funds will come too late, leading to cuts in prevention efforts
While community health centers remain cautiously optimistic that the latest effort to extend federal funding for their programs will succeed, when and where the money comes from is important to them as well.
Community health centers favor medical homes for primary care, although a recent study indicates they do not reduce healthcare costs.
Studies that have looked at medical home care models for longer time periods produce better results than more short-term focused studies.
Nearly 3,000 community health centers are at risk of shuttering their doors unless lawmakers move quickly to reauthorize nearly $4 billion in funding.
Providers at community health centers are vulnerable to burnout associated with adopting new delivery system reforms in the push to value-based care, a new study finds.
Policymakers have touted the patient-centered medical home model as an opportunity to improve access to primary-care services while decreasing healthcare costs through the prevention of chronic diseases. But a new study shows the model has mixed results.
More states are establishing reimbursement models that pay federally qualified health centers for value-based services such as at-home visits, transportation services and telehealth.
An uncertain future in a post-ACA world could eliminate many of the gains community health centers have made over the past decade.
Community health center leaders say repealing the ACA without a clear replacement plan would jeopardize coverage of patients who rely on neighborhood facilities as their primary-care source.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Tuesday stressed the important role healthcare providers should play in promoting the value of addressing social determinants of health as a community good.
The House this week is expected to vote on a bill that promotes telemedicine and unanimously passed in the Senate last week.