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CHC Benefits
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In addition to federal grant support, community health centers receive many other benefits including:

  1. Access to additional federal grant funds to support:
      • Expansions (adding dental, mental health and pharmacy services, satellite clinics, etc.)
      • Capital improvements

  2. Access to Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage
      • Permits health centers, officers and staff to be "Federal Employees” for purpose of medical malpractice
      • Covers medical, surgical, dental & related activities (within the scope of employment & federally approve scope of project)

  3. Enhanced Medicare Reimbursement
      • Access to "first dollar” reimbursement of services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries (deductible is waived)
      • Reimbursed per encounter based on costs (Medicare Cost Report)
      • Reimbursed fee-for-service for diagnostics and radiology

  4. Enhanced Medicaid Reimbursement/Prospective Payment System (PPS)
      • Reimbursed based on costs reported on Medicare Cost Report.
      • Each state develops its own methodology to adjust costs reported to Medicare.
      • Rates established and agreed to by health centers
      • Rates increased annually based on Medicare Economic (inflation) Index (MEI).

  5. Access to National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Providers
      • NHSC providers receive educational loan repayment benefits if they agree to serve in an underserved area for at least two years
      • NHSC providers may be MDs, mid-level providers, dentists, behavioral health (psychiatry, psychology)
      • Accessible if health center's service area is designated a Health Professional Shortage Area ("HPSA”) and meet score criteria

  6. Access to Discounted Pharmaceuticals

 

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