The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) designated Centerstone Health Services as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike effective January 1, 2021. To earn the FQHC Look Alike designation, provider organizations must meet HRSA’s Health Center Program requirements for location in a medically underserved area, accessibility, operating hours, quality standards, and offering consumers a sliding fee discount. The Centerstone Health Services clinics serve those with private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, and the clinics offer a sliding-fee scale starting at $10 for those without any insurance coverage who meet certain income requirements.
FQHC Look-Alikes do not receive federal funding, but they are eligible to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for reimbursement under FQHC Medicare and Medicaid payment methodologies. FQHC Look-Alikes are also eligible to purchase discounted prescription drugs through the 340B Federal Drug Pricing Program, receive automatic Health Professional Shortage Area designation, and may access staffing through the National Health Service Corps. Centerstone Health Services plans to apply for full FQHC status when HRSA announces the next application opportunity.
Founded in 2019, Centerstone Health Services is a non-profit health care provider organization formed by Centerstone to focus on consumer physical health. Centerstone is a large non-profit behavioral health provider organization. Centerstone Health Services has locations in Connersville and Bloomington, Indiana. In 2020, through its two locations Centerstone Health Services served more than 1,400 unique individuals and provided nearly 5,000 services. During 2021, the organization is planning to open a third clinic location in Columbus, Indiana.
This was reported by WBIW.com on January 25, 2021.
Contact information: Bob Siegmann, Executive Director, Centerstone Health Services, Bloomington Office, 645 S Rogers St, Suite A, Bloomington, IN 47403; 812-269-5092; Fax:812-269-5095; Website: https://centerstonehealthservices.org/who-we-are/