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Healthcare Connections: How FQHCs are using APMs to improve care

Wipfli Insights Team
Jan 17, 2023

The role of primary care in FQHCs: How APMs can drive access to care, better patient experiences and positive health outcomes

During this month’s Healthcare Connections Steven Rousso, Wipfli Principal and Andie Martinez Patterson, CEO for the Alameda Health Consortium and Community Health Center Network in California, discussed how Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) from around the nation and across various Medicare/Medicaid-managed care models are using Alternative Payment Models (APMs) to transform their healthcare organizations for the better.

Discover why providers are more satisfied in their practice, which leads to higher retention rates for physicians at FQHCs.

Topics discussed

  • The benefits and possible financial risks associated with APMs
  • Why other states are considering the transition to APMs
  • Key criteria your organization should evaluate before deciding on moving to APMs


Andie Martinez Patterson
CEO, Alameda Health Consortium and Community Health Center Network

Andie Martinez Patterson

Andie Martinez Patterson is the CEO for the Alameda Health Consortium (AHC) and the Community Health Center Network (CHCN). AHC is a health policy and advocacy consortium, and CHCN is a nonprofit Medi-Cal-managed care organization that provides business administrative support for community health centers. Their eight-member community health centers are headquartered in Alameda County, California, with services provided to surrounding counties. 

Steven Rousso, MBA, MPA


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