What is a Federally Qualified Health Center and What is the 330 Grant?
- Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) include all organizations receiving grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS).
- FQHCs qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other benefits. FQHCs must serve an under served area or population, offer a sliding fee scale, provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a governing board of directors.
- Certain tribal organizations and FQHC Look-Alikes (an organization that meets PHS Section 330 eligibility requirements, but does not receive grant funding) also may receive special Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
The Consumer Assistance Assurance and Training
- This grant will help to fund a position for an Outreach Navigator. This position will aid consumers who are applying for health insurance. The Community Health Center will ensure that the navigator will be able to efficiently help consumers as well as aiding them in applying for the insurance that is right for them.
- The Navigator, in conjunction with the Outreach Coordinator, will participate in numerous off site events including Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment sessions scheduled at the Winfield and Arkansas City public libraries.
In summary the funding opportunity will significantly enhance and improve resources that can be utilized for our previously planned coordination of outreach and enrollment activities. Expanded O&E collaboration, coordination and staffing will reinforce access to the primary care safety net in our community and area by forthrightly improving awareness of options for those persons unable to find affordable health care.