Data Demonstrating Health Center Value

Making the Business Case for Payment and Delivery Reform

A resource for providers on how to make a business case for reforms in payment and delivery systems and what data sources are required to do so.

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The document describes a detailed, 10-step process with decision trees and financial models for providers to use when making the case for and considering changes in payment and service delivery.  The document also outlines the kinds of data required in order to submit a sound business case.  This document is also accompanied by a webinar describing it and how to use it.

Are Health Centers Cost Effective?

A Review of Recent Research on Health Center Cost of Care


These slides are from a HRSA/BPHC Webinar Thursday, July 23, 2015 reviewing the most recent research studies of health center cost effectiveness.  The slides from this webinar describe the research methods by leading health economists finding that health centers generally exhibit lower total costs of care and better patient outcomes compared to other primary care providers.

An Evaluation of the Cost Efficiency of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and FQHC ‘Look-Alikes’ Operating in Michigan

A Review of Recent Research on Health Center Cost of Care

This research report describes its methodology and findings that Michigan health center Medicaid patients have lower monthly costs compared to Medicaid members who are not health center patients.

Value of Community Health Centers Study

A Review of Recent Research on Health Center Cost of Care

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This 2014 California study compared state Medicaid (Medi-Cal) utilization of a population of adults served by a health center to those in the population who were not. The study found that health center patients were less likely to have an inpatient stay, hospital readmission, and emergency room visit.



This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable contributions from the HITEQ's Advisory Committee and many health centers who have graciously shared their experiences with HITEQ.

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Quadruple Aim

A Conceptual Framework

Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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