Are you new to the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Program and sifting through all of its components? If so, this training is for you! This course is designed to give those new to the FQHC Program an overview of why Health Centers are vital in the United States. You will learn about the requirements placed on Health Centers, as well as the numerous benefits that Health Centers provide the community. Using specific case examples and interactive exercises, this course will help you to apply your gained knowledge of FQHCs in your own setting.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: The Importance of Health Centers in the United States
A. Meet Ms. Jones
B. Why Health Centers Exist
C. Benefits of Health Centers for the Community
D. How Do Health Centers Work Exactly?
E. Quality Delivery of Care
F. Benefits of Being a Health Center
G. Review H. Summary
Section 3: Requirements to Become and Remain a Health Center
A. Legislative Authority
B. 19 Program Requirements
C. Site Visits
D. #1: Need
E. #2: Required and Additional Services
F. Let’s Learn!
G. Specialty Services
H. #3: Staffing Requirement
I. Additional Program Requirements
J. More about Sliding Fee Discounts
K. #9: Key Management Staff
L. Additional Management and Finance Requirements
Section 4: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.Instructor: David P. Wagner, M.H.C.M.
In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
David P. Wagner, M.H.C.M. is a fiscal and administrative specialist for HRSA in the Operational Site Visit Review process, as well as a provider of technical assistance to Health Centers through his own firm FQHC Consultants, Inc. Mr. Wagner has his Master's degree in Health Care Management. He brings with him a wealth of experience in all areas of Health Center operations, including clinical operations, finance, billing and collections, governance, administration, quality improvement, strategic planning, service coordination, as well as contracting and direct provision. Mr. Wagner has over 30 years of experience in operations of Health Centers including presenting on numerous topics for state and national primary care associations, thereby assisting Health Centers in remaining compliant with program requirements and sustaining operations. Disclosure: David P. Wagner, M.H.C.M. has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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