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Webinar Replay: New Models for FQHC Partnerships with Hospitals

On November 4, 2015, HMA Information Services hosted the webinar, “New Models for FQHC Partnerships with Hospitals.”

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are an important part of the nation’s healthcare safety net, receiving a large share of community benefit funds from hospitals to provide primary, preventive and charity care to the poor and underserved. But the truth is FQHCs have the potential to do much more. Through a variety of new and innovative partnerships with hospitals, FQHCs are playing an expanded role in care coordination, behavioral health, team-based care, residency programs and risk-sharing arrangements.

During this webinar, HMA Principals Margaret Kirkegaard, MD, and Margarita Pereyda, MD, outline the ways in which FQHCs can bring additional value to hospitals, improving care and reducing costs. The webinar features guest presenter, Santina Wheat, MD, from Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park, a Teaching Health Center, and a partnership between Northwestern University, Erie Family Health FQHC, and Norwegian American Hospital. Listen to the replay and:

  • Learn the value of including FQHCs in a team-based approach to care, allowing for improved clinical integration and care coordination with hospitals, health systems and Accountable Care Organizations.
  • Find out how FQHCs can play an expanded role in treating people struggling with depression or substance abuse immediately following a hospital discharge.
  • Understand key contracting considerations between hospitals and FQHCs, including the potential for risk-sharing arrangements.
  • Understand the role FQHCs can play in residency programs, including pediatrics, OB/GYN and family practices.

The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.