As revised by section 10501(i)(1) of the Senate Manager’s Amendment, this provision was repealed; however, in a subsequent passage at section 10501(i)(3), the provision requires FQHCs to submit, not later than January 1, 2011, certain HCPCS information and other data required by the Secretary to assist HHS in the development and implementation of a FQHC PPS that will take effect beginning with cost periods on or after October 1, 2014.
HHS announced the award of $35.7 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 147 health centers across 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The funding is intended support the construction of 21 new projects and 126 facility alterations for patient-centered medical homes. The full list of individual grants is available here.
Additionally, On August 11, 2014 HRSA celebrated America’s health centers 45 years of care to underserved areas during National Health Center week. Specifically HRSA noted the “21.7 million patients receive health care services from the nearly 1,300 health centers operating more than 9,200 primary care sites across the nation.”