Reconciliation Bill Update

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce (E&C) committee released its draft language for its section of the COVID Rescue/ Reconciliation bill. The draft includes $7.6 billion for FQHCs, as well as $800 million for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). There is also a significant funding boost for Teaching Health Centers ($330 million), an incentive for the 12 remaining states to expand Medicaid and a provision that could potentially expand FQHC 340B savings on Medicaid drugs. An overview of these provisions was included in the summary of Wednesday’s weekly PACHC call. FQHC Look-alikes are included in the $7.6 billion in FQHC funding. More details will follow as the reconciliation bill is finalized.