Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: Moderate. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "Insurance Enrollment Helpline". Find other NPM 15 strategies in MCHbest.
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 3: Measuring quantity of effect (# of "is anyone better off")
Service Type: Systems level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems
Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building
Goal: By 2025, 900 total sites in the state loan repayment program will offer assistance with insurance applications.
Numerator: The number of sites in the state loan repayment program will offer assistance with insurance applications.
Significance: Federally Qualified Health Centers are important safety net providers in rural areas. FQHCs are outpatient clinics that qualify for specific reimbursement systems under Medicare and Medicaid. They include federally-designated Health Center Program awardees, federally-designated Health Center Program look-alikes, and certain outpatient clinics associated with tribal organizations. Approximately 1 in 5 rural residents are served by the Health Center Program, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). Health centers provide a comprehensive set of health services including primary care; behavioral health; chronic disease management; preventive care; and other specialty, enabling, and ancillary services, which may include radiology, laboratory, dental, transportation, translation, and social services
Data Sources and Data Issues: Primary Care Office
Unit Type: Count, Unit Number: 1000