Preparing for a Service Area Competition

HRSA has announced the 2020 Service Area Competition (SAC) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are required to complete a Service Area Competition every three years. Some may also complete a SAC more often if they have conditions placed on their grant.  FQHCs demonstrating compliance with HRSA requirements and progress toward […]

Helping Health Centers Navigate Operational Site Visits

One of the most stressful times for many of our clients is the HRSA mandated Operational Site Visit (OSV) for Federally Qualified Health Centers. This three-day inspection ensures that FQHCs and Look-Alikes are compliant with federal regulations. Although clearly a necessary component of being a grantee or designee, the OSV can be daunting for health […]

2017 Federally Qualified Health Center Client Potential Data Now Available

After the end of every calendar year, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are required to report patient utilization, including zip code of residence and primary payor for services. During the next several months, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) processes and aggregates health center utilization data, publicly released in early September. Gary Bess Associates […]