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Medicare payment bump proposed for federally qualified centers
Modern Healthcare

Federally qualified health centers would receive higher Medicare reimbursements starting next year, under a proposed rule issued by the CMS.

CMS will pay 30% higher rates to federally qualified centers under the proposal. The new prospective payment system will pay centers a single, bundled rate for each encounter that will cover all services. But the CMS will adjust payments to reflect the higher costs of some areas and provide an extra payment for an initial exam.