Brief

Implementing State Payment Reform Strategies at FQHCs

As state Medicaid programs increase their focus on value-based payment, it is important to consider how Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) may participate in payment reform strategies. Through their focus on improved health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and access to appropriate care, alternative payment methodologies can benefit FQHCs, the state purchaser, and most importantly Medicaid beneficiaries. This brief describes a number of state-level payment reform strategies that include FQHCs and offers strategies and considerations for states and FQHCs alike.

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