Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are unique to the healthcare community in many regards. They are larger than most standard practices, focus on helping underserved communities, and qualify for many reimbursements. Because they’re not a typical clinic, they require software that isn’t typical, either — software designed to work seamlessly with their EHR to streamline tasks important to any FQHC.
How does the software accomplish this? Here are 4 key benefits to using specialized FQHC EHR software.
More Easily Capture SDOH
Screening for social determinants of health (SDOH) assists FQHCs in acquiring a more thorough understanding of every patient. By learning more about a patient’s non-medical factors (income, literacy, etc.) that oftentimes lead to medical outcomes, FQHCs have the power to proactively address any risk factors observed. When a software solution screens patients for SDOH prior to arrival, they’ll have all of this vital information collected before they ever walk in the door.
Simplify UDS Reporting
Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting helps provide data about the performance of clinics dedicated to serving vulnerable and underserved populations. Since this is the backbone of how FQHCs continue to receive federal funding, using software to more easily obtain the information necessary to complete UDS reporting is vital. High-quality software makes all relevant data easily accessible when the time for UDS reporting arises, and then it’s as simple as the click of a button. As a result, staff will feel less burdened by FQHC responsibilities like these.
Provide Telehealth to Rural Populations
Oftentimes, underserved populations are in rural areas that are far from big cities. This makes it difficult for these patients to visit a clinic in-person on a frequent basis. When FQHCs invest in software that provides telehealth to more rural populations, then they help fill the gap in care these people typically experience. The best telehealth solutions are ones requiring minimal clicks, no app downloads, and easy-to-understand navigation so as many demographics as possible will reap the benefits of this service.
Increase Your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Capture Rate
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) not only provide valuable patient information to providers, but also help generate revenue for FQHCs. A digital check-in solution that has a thorough pre-visit registration will gather much of the information for these visits before the patient even enters the FQHC. Furthermore, by making this process fully automated, it’s easier for providers to keep track of when the patient is due back for their next AWV.
DocResponse: The Premier FQHC EHR Software Solution
For any FQHC interested in finding a digital solution to maximize their clinic, DocResponse is the perfect option for them. This digital check-in and clinical documentation software allows patients to complete all pre-visit registration, forms, and screeners ahead of time, making tasks like SDOH and AWVs a breeze. Furthermore, DocResponse’s telehealth software is one of the most patient-friendly, easy-to-understand solutions on the market thanks to its log-in-free, single-click connect.
Schedule a quick demo to learn more about how DocResponse is committed to promoting public health by its specialized services for FQHCs!