Health centers are crucial to California's response to COVID-19. But the care they provide is still dictated by old payment rules that severely hamper health centers' ability to care for patients during COVID-19 and, in some cases, keep their doors open. This collection focuses on how California can change the way it pays health centers to better serve patients and to create a more resilient foundation for primary care in Medi-Cal.
Infographic — Old Payment Rules Are Hurting Health Center Patients During the COVID-19 Crisis
Time to Modernize Payment to Health Centers
How Health Centers Can Improve Patient Care Through Value-Based Payment Models
Accelerating Value-Based Payment in California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers: Options for Medicaid Health Plans
This report from the Center for Health Care Strategies highlights examples from around the country and in California of promising payment models that provide greater flexibility, tie payment more closely to quality, and give Federally Qualified Health Centers the ability to reap financial rewards from improving quality and reducing utilization costs across the larger health care system.
Webinar — Accelerating Value-Based Payment in Federally Qualified Health Centers: Options for Medicaid Health Plans
This webinar from the Center for Health Care Strategies highlights examples of promising payment approaches for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in California and Colorado.