How Four Rural and Community Hospitals Could Net $500k-$760k by Modifying Federal Designations – Plus One System That Would Realize $7.6M

Jonathan Pantenburg, MHA, Senior Consultant

Hospital and clinic designation type can impact reimbursements and other opportunities received by a clinic; hospitals should evaluate each of the following clinic designation types to ensure they adopt the appropriate strategy:

• Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC)
• Provider-Based Entity (PBE)
• Rural Health Clinic (RHC)
• Includes Provider-Based Rural Health Clinic (PB-RHC)
• Free-Standing Health Clinic (FSHC)

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