Federal Qualified Health Center. A Federal payment option that enables qualified providers in medically underserved areas to receive cost-based Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and allows for the direct reimbursement of nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives. Many outpatient clinics and specialty outreach services are qualified under this provision.
a community-based clinic in a medically-underserved area that receives funding from the U
a federally-designated non-profit or public health care organization that serves uninsured or medically underserved populations with comprehensive primary health, oral, mental health, and substance abuse services