|Report Area||Total Population||Number of Federally Qualified Health Centers||Rate of Federally Qualified Health Centers per 100,000 Population|
|Franklin County, PA||149,618||16||10.69|
Federally Qualified Health Centers
Providers of Service (POS) data is compiled quarterly by Research and Planning Consultants, LP (RPC) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Provider of Services (POS) Extract is created from the QIES (Quality Improvement Evaluation System) database. These data include provider number, name, and address and characterize the participating institutional providers. The data are collected through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Offices. The file contains an individual record for each Medicare-approved provider and is updated quarterly.
Population figures are acquired for this indicator from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1. Addresses for all active federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) were acquired from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Providers of Service (POS) data file from June 2014. FQHC addresses were geocoded using the ESRI ArcGIS Online API to obtain the coordinates (point-location) of each facility. The resulting point location file was intersected with standard geographic areas (tracts, counties, and states) to generate a count of the total FQHCs in each area.
Race and Ethnicity
Statistics by race and ethnicity are not provided for this indicator.
Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, November 2017