An Evaluation of the Cost Efficiency of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and FQHC ‘Look-Alikes’ Operating in Michigan
A Review of Recent Research on Health Center Cost of Care
This 2014 Michigan study compared Medicaid utilization of adults served by a health center to those who did not. The study builds on 2006 findings published by McRae et al in 2006 by enhancing the methodology used to attribute a patient to a health center for comparison purposes. The findings align with other studies demonstrating a lower monthly cost per Medicaid member.