Community Health Centers and Payment for Integrated Care
Community Health Centers (CHCs), which include Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), currently provide health care services to more than 21 million patients in the U.S., most of whom are enrolled in Medicaid. Increasingly, CHCs are transforming their practices to become Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) with integrated behavioral health services and “wrap-around” support. This chapter examines trends in Medicaid payment reform supporting PCMH and integrated care.
KeywordsIntegrated care Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Alternative Payment Methodologies (APM) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Community Health Center (CHC) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Medicaid Same day billing
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