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Healthcare Providers Create Association for Greater Leverage

There are 63 Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs) operating 600 sites in New York State serving 1.7 million patients, with half of the clinics in New York City. A group of nine FQHCs in New York State worked together to create an Independent Practice Association (IPA), an association of physicians and primary healthcare providers to allow them to jointly negotiate rates and more efficiently bill Managed Care Organizations for services provided. The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration provided a grant to help cover facilitation fees.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $15,000

Year Granted: 2016

Grantee: Hudson River, IPA Inc.

Location: NY - New York

Grantee Website: Hudson River, IPA Inc.