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65A – Transitioning From Acute Care to a Federally Qualified Health Center

Tuesday, March 24th

About the Session

As healthcare continues to evolve toward ambulatory care and telemedicine, many healthcare leaders will be considering careers in non-acute care settings such as federally qualified health centers. For many acute care leaders, the world of FQHCs has not been a popular career choice and is not well understood. Some leaders are aware of the unique mission of serving the Medicaid and uninsured populations and compliance with federal regulations designed specifically for this service. Some leaders may even be somewhat envious of FQHC reimbursement schedules. Many acute care leaders have tended to underestimate the challenges of leading an FQHC and often think that they already possess the inherent skills to lead an FQHC. This seminar will feature a panel of acute care leaders who have successfully led FQHCs. They will discuss the major differences between leading each type of organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the key differences between leading acute care facilities and federally qualified health centers.
  • Discuss the advantages of FQHCs versus traditional hospitals and health systems.


Presented By

Dennis J. Kain, FACHE

Senior Vice President
Tyler & Company Inc.

Patrick F. Mutch

Chase Brexton Health Care

Darlene Stromstad, FACHE

Mohawk Valley Health System