Established in 1982, the Louisiana Primary Care Association, Inc. (LPCA) is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to promote accessible, affordable, quality
primary health care for the uninsured and medically underserved populations in Louisiana. It is a membership organization of 29 Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs) with a total of 96 sites and supporters committed to the goal of achieving health care access for all and the elimination of health disparities. Whether establishing various support systems or maintaining and strengthening those already in place, LPCA continually espouses the importance of primary health care as the foundation to building and sustaining healthier communities. LPCA directs its efforts to assure that community health centers remain viable providers of primary health care throughout the state and resolute partners in comprehensive health care delivery systems.
What are Federally Qualified Health Centers?
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are recipients of grant funding via Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended in the Health Centers Consolidation Act of 1996, (P.L. 104-299) which defines four models of Section 330 centers, they are: Community Health Centers and School Based Health Centers, Section 330(e); Migrant Health Centers, Section 330(g); Health Care for the Homeless, Section 330(h); and Public Housing Primary Care, Section 330(i). There is a fifth model, which is called an FQHC Look-a-Like. This model provides a sliding scale discount to the uninsured, it is eligible for the same reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, but it does not have the benefit of Section 330 grant dollars. In order to federal grant dollars FQHCs undergo a national competitive grant process. All health centers that have Section 330 grant dollars are automatically classified as an FQHC for the purposes of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Grant awards are distributed once annually. The maximum award granted is $650,000. Due to participation in this federal program, FQHCs are subject to rigorous program requirements as defined in Public Information Notices (PIN), which defines the basic program requirements for FQHCs.
Federally Qualified Health Center's Scope of Services
There are 96 community health center delivery sites in medically underserved areas in Louisiana. The centers offer primary health care, dental care, pharmacy services, laboratory services, preventive care, case management, health education, specialty referrals, substance abuse/mental health counseling, outreach and social services.
Individual Health Center UDS Data
Notice of availability of the annual financial statements and the Form 990, bylaws, conflict of interest documents of LPCA will be included on the website. A request for a copy of the document may be made to the business office of LPCA via mail, phone or email. Please direct requests as follows:
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Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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