FQHC Assist

FQHC Assist

About our FQHC Consulting Services

Our FQHC consulting services can greatly benefit your organization. FQHCs are supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and includes any organization that receives operational grants under the Public Health Service Act, Section 330.

FQHCs must be a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that will serve an underserved area or population, offer a sliding fee scale, provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a volunteer governing board of directors, 51% of whom must be users of the organization’s services.

FQHCs receive enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, Federal Tort Claims Act liability coverage for their professionals, the ability to purchase prescription drugs through the 340B drug pricing program, and access to other benefits.

Types of organizations that receive Section 330 grants include:

  • Community Health Centers
  • Migrant Health Centers
  • Health Care for the Homeless Programs
  • Public Housing Primary Care Programs
  • Certain tribal organizations

With more than 30 years’ experience working with 330 grantees, we offer a wide range of FQHC consulting services that are just what you need to create a successful application.

In addition to becoming an FQHC, there is also the option to become an FQHC Look-Alike.

FQHC Consulting Services for Look-Alikes

We also offer FQHC consulting services to help organization become FQHC Look-Alikes. An FQHC Look-Alike is an organization that meets all of the eligibility requirements of an organization that receives a Public Health Service Section 330 grant but does not receive Public Health Service Section 330 grant funding.

Therefore, FQHC Look-Alikes must be a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that will serve an underserved area or population, offer a sliding fee scale, directly or indirectly provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a volunteer governing board of directors, 51% of whom are users of the organization’s services.

While FQHC Look-Alikes don’t enjoy all of the benefits of the FQHC, being a Look-Alike still offers many advantages. Compare FQHCs and FQHC Look-Alikes

FQHC consulting services we offer to organizations seeking Look-Alike status:

  • Resolution of board of directors “user” composition requirements and training
  • A compelling Needs Analysis
  • Location analysis and designation requests
  • Budgeting and financial forecasting
  • Staff training
  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Marketing
  • Quality Assurance Programs
  • Certification Applications
  • Grant Applications

FQHC Conversions

We offer FQHC consulting services for organizations looking to convert from a Look-Alike to a full FQHC. However, there are a host of important issues an organization must consider before undertaking a conversion to FQHC status:

  • Does your organization need ways to address the requirement for users within the composition of governing board of directors?
  • Do you have potential service area overlap issues?
  • Have you planned for the required services?
  • Do you have the key collaborative relationships in place?
  • Are any affiliation agreements in line with federal requirements?
  • FQHCs must provide all required primary, preventive, enabling health services, as well as additional health services as appropriate and necessary, either directly or through established written arrangements and referrals, per program requirements. Is your organization prepared for such an undertaking?

If you are ready to make the conversion to FQHC, we can guide you through options that meet federal requirements and help you satisfy the needs of your community and organization.

For a free consultation, call or email us today –
800.892.2409 or info@orgobject.com