Florida Association of Community Health Centers urges lawmakers to boost Medicaid rates

With no adjustment, some centers may need to scale back services or limit the number of patients they see.

The Florida Association of Community Health Centers says its membership will have trouble making ends meet if lawmakers don’t increase the Medicaid prospective payment rate for Florida’s federally qualified health centers.

In the leadup to the 2024 Legislative Session, FACHC shared data with lawmakers showing that the prospective payment rate for Florida FQHCs falls short of covering actual patient care costs, with a $106.00 reimbursement gap for every Medicaid patient visit. If the rate is not increased, FACHC said the shortfall could reduce health care access for some of the state’s poorest and most vulnerable populations.

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