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Using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds to Build Health Center Value Based Payment (VBP) Capability

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff; C-Suites (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, COOs, etc.); PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This document provides guidance on ways that FQHCs can utilize American Rescue Plan Act funds to develop and expand their VBP capabilities. Areas of focus for short-term investments include improving data and IT, integrating services, and improving access and health equity.

Resource Details: Explore areas in which health centers can invest for a value based-pay world, including enhancing telehealth and ensuring availability of comprehensive primary and behavioral health care by investing in personnel. Learn more about ways to invest in each identified area of focus for short-term investments.

Resource Topic: Finance, Value-Based Health Care Transformation

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Financial Performance Improvement, Financial Trends, Value-Based Payment.

Keywords: Meaningful Use, Education of Staff (e.g., Competency-Based).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit