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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

Resource Topic: HIT/Data
Resource Subtopic: Value Based Payment

Year Developed: 2016

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: General Audience

Language: English

Developed by: HITEQ (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This 2014 Michigan study compared Medicaid utilization of adults served by a health center to those who did not. The study builds on 2006 findings published by McRae et al in 2006 by enhancing the methodology used to attribute a patient to a health center for comparison purposes. The findings align with other studies demonstrating a lower monthly cost per Medicaid member.

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