There is a critical element in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that targets funds for Federally-Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs). An FQHC is an organization defined by the Medicare and Medicaid statutes that receives funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. FQHCs provide primary care services for all age groups and provide preventive health services on site to some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, and they are an important part of this country’s primary care delivery system.
Please read the rest of this excellent article at the Health Care Blog to better understand the still to be defined rules and how they relate to non-CCHIT systems. To read the entire article click here.