Centralized FQHC Resources for COVID-19 Updates & Alerts 

The Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) has launched a new resource page for COVID-19 alerts for our health centers and providers. This website ensures all guidance and resources are available in one centralized location. 


Daily Florida Government Updates on COVID-19 Response 


National Updates and Resources 

CDC Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Resources include: Guidance on providing care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

CDC COVID-19 Page in Spanish

Bureau of Primary Health Care COVID Response Resources include: Daily-updated FAQ, Guidance on FTCA, Guidance on temporary and volunteer providers, Connection to the Bureau for questions, and much more

NACHC COVID-19 Resources Resources include: Updates from key partners (CDC, CMS, Lab Companies, etc.), FAQs and Regulatory information, Webinar recordings, and a variety of other resources (providers, operations, Boards, etc.)

CMS Newsroom Website Resources include: Info, Guidance, and FAQs related to Medicare and Medicaid service provision

H.R.6074 - Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 This is the first bill that was signed into law on March 6, 2020. Considerations for emergency funding, including for CHCs is in this bill.

H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act This is the second bill that was signed into law on March 18, 2020. Considerations for unemployment, leave, and a range of other topics are included in this bill.

       *NEW* FAQ from FACHC Conference Call on FFCRA

       NACHC FFCRA Leave Summary FAQ (as of March 25th, 2020)

H.R. 748 (Amendment 1578) Text This bill passed the Senate on March 26, 2020. This includes language on funding for CHCs, as well as expansion of telehealth for CHCs in Medicare during the pandemic.

         NACHC Summary of H.R. 748 (as of March 25th, 2020)


Florida Updates and Resources

*NEW* COVID-19 Case Report Form (to FDOH/CHD)

Governor DeSantis Executive Order regarding non-essential services

Florida Department of Health COVID Provider Information Page Resources include: Resources published for/by FDOH for Providers. Data and updates on the State response to COVID-19. 

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Florida’s approved 1135 Medicaid Waiver

AHCA Rules and Regulations can be accessed HERE

AHCA COVID-19 Provider Alerts can be accessed HERE

Sign up for Medicaid Provider Alerts (FQHCs are 68) HERE

Florida Department of Emergency Management SERT Emergency Support Functions Resources Include: Links to major organizations, ranging from Transportation (e.g. US DOT, FAA), Health and Medical (e.g. WHO, HHS), Public Information (News Sites), and much more.


FQHC Resources

WHO Interim Guidance: Operational Considerations During Pandemic (March 19, 2020)

Updated CDC Guidance on Use of PPE

NACHC Sample Drive Thru Procedures 

Department of Labor Leave and Employment Fact Sheets, FAQs and Posters for Workplace

BPHC COVID-19 Survey Questions

ADA Emergency/Urgent Procedures Guidance


FQHC Telehealth Resources

Sample Telehealth Consent Form

AHCA Telehealth Guidance under COVID Emergency

CMS FQHC Billing Information/Guidelines 

Telehealth Billing (Medicare Focus with FQHC Notes) (January 2020) – NOTE: Under H.R. 748 FQHCs would become eligible as distant telehealth sites to bill PFS rates under Medicare

Expedited Medicare Provider Credentialing/Temporary Billing Privileges (March 2020)  

NACHC CCM Reimbursement Tips