U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $40,000 to UCFS.

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an award of $40,000 to United Community and Family Services, Inc. as part of its quality improvement initiative to support Federally Qualified Health Centers in their efforts to deliver superior health care that engages patients, improved care coordination and bridges overall access to care. Health centers received these funds based upon high levels of performance in one or more of the following categories: Improving Quality of Care, Advancing Health Equity, Maintaining Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition, Enhancing Access to Care, and Delivering Value. This funding comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center (CHC) Fund, which was extended with bipartisan support in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.

“Health centers are evaluated on a set of performance measures emphasizing health outcomes and the value of care delivered,” said Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. “These measures provide a balanced, comprehensive look at services to manage conditions among the vulnerable populations served by health centers.”

UCFS will utilize these funds to support efforts to further our core belief that Health Care Begins with You – the patient, the referral source, the partner and the employee. We are accepting new patients, and look forward to serving you.