Closing Gaps in Social Care: Doing the Work for Underserved Populations
The reality is that many FQHC providers are currently furnishing their patients with some form of care coordination. This stems from the recognition that social detriments strongly affect patient health. Addressing these issues is part-and-parcel
of good patient care for low-income populations.(9) However, prior to G0511, this time could not be captured in the billing to Medicare and Medicaid.
Utilizing Chronic Care Management strategies, like those developed by Connect Care Plus, allows FQHCs to provide much needed services to low-income patients. In this way, the creation of G0511 supports strengthening connections to patients and diversification of funding. By capitalizing on this unique area of competitiveness, FQHCs ensure their long-term viability.