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Rural Health Clinic/Federally Qualified Health Center

Publication and effective dates:

Original publication date Conditions for Certification- Rural Health Clinics (RHC) – 1978; effective, Feb 8, 1978 Conditions for Certification; July 1, 1978 Coverage and Reimbursement  Requirements

Coverage and Payment for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) – April 3, 1996; effective May 3, 1996

CFR section numbers:

    42 CFR Part 491

CFR section descriptions:

    42 CFR 491.1, Rural health clinics Conditions for Certification and FQHCs Conditions for Coverage

Brief description of document(s):

    42 CFR 491.1 -- Rural health clinics Conditions for Certification and FQHCs Conditions for Coverage.  These are health and safety standards that RHCs and FQHCs must comply with in order to qualify for Medicare reimbursement.