The Bureau of Primary Health care has improved the CIS process that FQHC/LAL have to go through. Here are the main changes:
The BPHC has released new, streamlined instructions for applicants applying for Look-Alike Initial Designation.
The purpose of the look-alike initial designation application is to establish new look-alike service delivery sites under the Health Center Program to provide comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations. Look-alikes were established to maximize access to care for medically underserved populations and communities by allowing entities that do not receive Health Center Program funding to apply to become part of the Health Center Program and, once designated, become eligible for Medicaid and Medicare Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Prospective Payment System (PPS) reimbursement and other related programs.
Here is a link to the instructions on the HRSA website.
The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) has released a draft Health Center Program Compliance Manual (the Compliance Manual) for public comment.
The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) has released a draft Health Center Program Compliance Manual (the Compliance Manual) for public comment. The Health Center Compliance Manual serves as a web-based policy resource to assist in understanding and demonstrating compliance with Health Center Program requirements.
Here is a link to the guide on the HRSA website.
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