Family Health Centers Awarded $23,131 by
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Family Health Centers Inc. has been awarded a total of $23,131 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services based on its 2016 achievements.
FHC Inc. received $10,500 based on employing Electronic Health Record Reports to report on all clinical quality measures data for all of the health centers' patients. It was also awarded $12,631 for demonstrating notable improvement in one or more Clinical Quality Improvers between 2014 and 2015.
FHC Inc. was one of 22 health centers in South Carolina awarded funds by the HHS. The health centers will use the funds to further improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the health care delivered to the communities they serve. This announcement comes during Health Center Week, the annual celebration of the high-quality, affordable primary care health that centers have been providing for more than 50 years.
"Americans deserve a healthcare system that's affordable, accessible, of the highest quality, with ample choices, driven by world-leading innovations and responsive to the needs of the individual patient," HHS Secretary Tom Price said. "Supporting health centers across the country helps to achieve that mission."
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The health centers are receiving the funds to continue improving their services based upon high levels of performance in one or more of the following categories: Improving Quality of Care, Increasing Access to Care, Enhancing Delivery of High Value Health Care, Addressing Health Disparities and Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition.
"Today's awards will help health centers to provide their communities with high quality, affordable primary care," HRSA Administrator Dr. George Sigounas said. "Quality care remains a critical trait of the Health Center Program, especially because health centers are treating more patients than ever before."
Today, nearly 1,400 health centers operate more than 10,400 service delivery sites nationwide.