Partnering with a federally qualified health center to enhance the resident experience and decrease clinic costs

A recent case study by ECG Management Consultants discuss why partnering with FQHCs will provide opportunities to reduce costs and enhance the overall resident experience. 

 

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on ECG's website

Teaching hospitals are limited in their ability to receive additional federal funding for new residency programs or the expansion of existing programs because of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, which established a cap on funding for residency positions at teaching hospitals. To mitigate the impact of funding limitations, teaching hospitals must be creative in lowering costs and finding other methods to support training programs. Partnerships with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide opportunities to reduce costs and/or lower the incremental costs of training more residents while improving the quality of the training. Click here to continue>>

 

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