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Patient Engagement

July 29, 2019

21 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Patient Engagement Platform for Your FQHC

Patient engagement is the buzzword across the healthcare industry right now, so it only makes sense that there’s an entire solution category dedicated to helping providers better connect with their patients. But between standalone options and EMR add-ons, providers are left on their own to figure out hundreds of possible solutions. Patient ...

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21 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Patient Engagement Platform for Your FQHC

Event

July 24, 2019

4 Takeaways from Our NYC Panel Discussion on Social Determinants of Health

As we continue our CareMessage community event series across the country to inspire dialogue and knowledge sharing among FQHC leaders, we hosted our third and largest event yet in New York City last week with a panel discussion on “Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Patient Engagement.” New York City represents an important community ...

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4 Takeaways from Our NYC Panel Discussion on Social Determinants of Health

Quality Measures

July 18, 2019

HEDIS Education and Training Options for FQHCs

Prepping your FQHC to win at Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures can be challenging, but education and training can go a long way in smoothing your journey. (If you're interested in learning how to prepare for HEDIS measures at your FQHC, this post will help.)

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HEDIS Education and Training Options for FQHCs

Quality Measures

July 11, 2019

How to Achieve HEDIS Measures for Your FQHC

Key Points HEDIS measures are practically a template to weathering value-based care and improving cash flows. Take time to identify your key opportunities for improvement.  Coordination across departments will be key to your success 2019 HEDIS updates have brought some interesting changes around the treatment of opioids and immunizations.   

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How to Achieve HEDIS Measures for Your FQHC

Industry News

July 3, 2019

July News Roundup: A New Approach to Managing the Opioid Crisis and FQHC Hospice Reimbursement Reviewed

Stay ahead of healthcare industry news for FQHC and Health Center leaders with our monthly roundups. CareMessage curates the most important developments around healthcare technology, underserved patient care, value-based care, social determinants of health, and more to keep you informed in your role as a healthcare leader.

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July News Roundup: A New Approach to Managing the Opioid Crisis and FQHC Hospice Reimbursement Reviewed

Patient Engagement

Webinar

June 18, 2019

Lone Star Circle of Care Webinar: Driving Value through Patient Engagement

We're excited to have hosted a valuable learning session Webinar for FQHC and free clinic leaders. Listen to our recorded session below and hear from Lone Star Circle of Care's Chief Medical Information Officer, Tracy Angelocci, on how her population health team developed its patient engagement strategy to address gaps in care and increase ...

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Lone Star Circle of Care Webinar: Driving Value through Patient Engagement

Healthcare Technology

Event

June 7, 2019

4 Key Learnings From Our L.A. FQHC Executive Roundtable

This May, we kicked off the first of a series of events we’re hosting across the country in key markets. We’re bringing together local leaders in the healthcare community dedicated to serving underserved populations - from FQHCs, free clinics, other health care providers, PCAs, foundations and partners - for knowledge sharing and discussions on ...

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4 Key Learnings From Our L.A. FQHC Executive Roundtable

Industry News

June 4, 2019

June News Roundup: Curbing ED Overuse in Atlanta and Physician Burnout Connected to Social Determinants of Health

Stay ahead of healthcare industry news for FQHC and Health Center leaders with our monthly roundups. We curate the most important developments around healthcare technology, underserved patient care, value-based care, social determinants of health, and more to keep you informed in your role as a healthcare leader.  

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June News Roundup: Curbing ED Overuse in Atlanta and Physician Burnout Connected to Social Determinants of Health

Patient Engagement

Underserved Populations

May 30, 2019

How to Build the Best Care Management Team for Your FQHC

A care management team might sound like a “nice-to-have” option at first glance, but in reality, they’re a powerful tool that can provide unmatched support for your patients and underserved communities — especially when it comes to effectively managing medical conditions in the age of value-based care.   In general, care management teams in FQHCs ...

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How to Build the Best Care Management Team for Your FQHC

Patient Engagement

Underserved Populations

May 22, 2019

How to Help Underserved Patients Stop Over-Utilizing the ED

The legacy of fee-for-service presents an unprecedented opportunity for FQHC leaders. A recent report found that just six common, chronic conditions made up 60% of the 24 million emergency department (ED) visits in 2017. About a third of those visits were likely preventable if they’d been treated in a lower-cost outpatient setting. ED use is ...

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How to Help Underserved Patients Stop Over-Utilizing the ED