Category Archives: Organization

Merces Launches FQHC Provider Productivity & Compensation Survey

Merces Consulting Group, Inc. (Merces) is conducting a survey of medical, dental and behavioral health provider compensation and productivity in the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) environment.  This unique study will be the first of its kind to explore expected … Continue reading

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EEOC Rules “Sexual Orientation” Within Definition of “Sex” for Purpose of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Originally posted on The Compensation Times:
In a decision issued July 16, 2015, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that claims of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals may be brought to the EEOC under the provisions of Title…

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The Staffing Mistake Your Health Center Can No Longer Afford to Make

Lesa Peterson, one of our consultants as well as a consultant for trusted partner FQHC Associates, writes about the dangers of cost cutting when trying to improve your health center’s efficiency in the face of increased competition. Many health centers, … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Turnover

Turnover: What is it and what is its true cost? Quite simply, turnover is expressed as a ratio, the number of employees who have left during the year divided by the total number of employees at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Put Patients or Employees First? The Dichotomy that Isn’t

How exactly does an FQHC best achieve its mission?  My answer has always been that an FQHC needs to stop thinking in “non-profit” terms and all its attendant baggage, and rather focus on running like a business.  Unfortunately, not all … Continue reading

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