Teaching hospitals: collaborating with FQHCs on residency training

HSR has been a leader in recognizing the benefits to both residency programs and underserved communities in collaborations between residency programs and federally qualified health centers. Residents gain access to a large patient base and develop experience with community-based care. FQHC patients gain access to quality health care services, and linkages to hospital specialty care providers. Teaching hospitals gain the benefits of attractive FQHC reimbursement. HSR has been working with a nationally-recognized medical school and teaching hospital to develop a residency collaboration with an existing mid-Atlantic urban FQHC.

Incorporating the retail clinic model in primary care

'Retail' or 'convenient care' clinics are a recent development in primary care delivery. Such clinics are located in accessible, often retail, locations and offer a menu of primary care services quickly, without appointments, and at lower cost that traditional providers. With high consumer approval, other types of providers are looking at how to either develop partnerships with existing retail clinics or incorporate retail clinic elements into existing primary care services. HSR has worked with the retail clinic industry and educated providers on applications of the retail clinic model. HSR also developed the Retail Clinic Policy Brief for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

Improving reimbursement for community-based providers

Community-based providers often struggle with securing all of the potential reimbursement for the care they provide. This is true for providers that are grantees under the many federal programs operated by the Health Resources and Services Administration. HSR developed a training curriculum for a several-year initiative by HRSA to encourage and support their thousands of grantees to maximize reibursement revenue.
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