Federal Health Centers Metadata

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  • Main Title Federal Health Centers


  • Author: Heisler, Elayne J.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Health Services


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
    Additional Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress


  • Creation: 2013-12-24


  • English


  • Content Description: This report provides an overview of the federal health center program including its statutory authority, program requirements, and appropriation levels. The report then describes health centers in general, where they are located, their patient population, and some outcomes associated with health center use. It also describes some federal programs available to assist health center operations including the FQHC designation for Medicare and Medicaid payments. The report concludes with a brief discussion of issues for Congress such as the potential effect of the ACA on health centers, the health center workforce, and financial considerations for health centers in the context of changing federal and state budgets.
  • Physical Description: 47 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Health facilities
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Federal budgets
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Medical centers

Primary Source

  • Item is not a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R42433
  • Accession or Local Control No: R42433_2013Dec24
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc276862