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September 30, 2014

Medicaid and Uninsured Patients Obtain New Patient Appointments Most Easily at Federally Qualified Health Centers, Penn "Secret Shopper" Study Reveals

FQHCs More Likely to Offer New Patient Appointments, Provide Lower-Cost Visits than Other Primary Care Practices

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) granted new patient appointments to Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients at higher rates than other primary care practices (non-FQHCs), in addition to charging less for visits, according to results of a new 10-state University of Pennsylvania study published this month in Medical Care. Read more ...

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Researchers in the rapidly expanding research field of microbiomics have shown that the human body is home to an entire ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes. What's more, these microbes play an important role in regulating many of our physiological processes.

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