NACHC, Citing Cost Benefits, Urges Alliances with Hospitals
That's not to say that community health centers don't have their own challenges. A 2010 New England Journal of Medicine Perspective cites increasing numbers of uninsured patients, a lack of health IT, and "reimbursement policies that undervalue primary care services." But as more resources—and bipartisan support—are continually funneled into expanding community health centers, their influence is hard to ignore.
"In creating a system of care, at the heart of that system, or at the foundation, there needs to be a high-quality primary care model, and health centers offer that…especially for patients that are more at risk for poor outcomes," Proser says.
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