FQHC provides medical services to at least 200 Medicare beneficiaries (with Part A and Part B coverage, not Medicare Advantage) in a 12-month period, including those with both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligible) coverage. CMS has reviewed administrative data and determined which FQHCs have met this criterion.
Beneficiaries, including dually eligible Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries, must be enrolled in the Medicare Part A and Part B fee-for-service program, during the initial 12 month lookback period, and must not be currently in hospice care or under treatment for end-stage renal disease.
Participating FQHCs receive a monthly care management fee of $6.00 for each eligible Medicare beneficiary attributed to their practice to help defray the cost of transformation into a person-centered, coordinated, seamless primary care practice. This payment, which is made quarterly, is in addition to the usual all-inclusive payment FQHCs receive for providing Medicare covered services.