Proposed payment process could result in centers
closing down and patients losing access to care
The Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC), the leading state advocate for community-based health care programs, will host a media conference call TODAY, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss how a new “Alternative Payment Methodology” threatens community health center’s efforts to participate in the Low Income Pool program. Across the state, health centers treat more than one million patients each year and save the state hundreds of millions of dollars by giving patients an alternative to emergency room visits.
The media conference call comes in advance of a scheduled meeting later in the week where the Agency for Health Care Administration will hear testimony about the LIP program and how this new payment process will affect dozens of community health centers across the state.
What: Media Conference Call
Who: Andrew Behrman, President & CEO of FACHC
Dr. Michael Gervasi, CEO of Florida Community Health Centers
Brad Herremans, CEO of Suncoast Community Health Center
Annie R. Neasman, CEO of Jessie Trice Community Health Center
When: TODAY, August 15, 2017
2:00 pm EST
Where: Conference Line: (888) 392-4560
Access Code: 6363880