Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida is prone to natural disasters. A recent report shows that many health centers there are in need of backup power capabilities to ensure residents can receive needed healthcare services during these crises.     Hurricane Ian hit southwest Florida on Sept. 28th, 2022, and … Read more

The US Senate’s Committee on Finance held a hearing on May 17th to discuss barriers and opportunities for improving healthcare access within rural communities. Several individuals spoke as witnesses, including Choptank Community Health System CEO and President Sara Rich. Choptank provides primary healthcare services and has a mission of providing access to exceptional, comprehensive, and … Read more

Medicaid eligibility redeterminations began in April, which means Florida health centers are helping patients retain health coverage or find other options if they are determined to be ineligible. Under the public health emergency’s (PHE) continuous coverage mandate, the state saw a significant increase in the number of individuals and families on Medicaid. In March 2020, … Read more

Costs to operate Michigan health centers have increased steadily over the past several years, and have outpaced Medicaid reimbursement rate increases. But the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) has proposed a plan to fund the gap between the actual cost of Medicaid services and reimbursement rates.     Expenses to maintain facilities and pay employees … Read more

In January, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that it is requesting proposals to expand its Child and Adolescent Health Center program through school-based or school-linked health services. The Child and Adolescent Health Center Program has two models: Child and Adolescent Health Centers (CAHC) and School Wellness Programs (SWP).     … Read more