Welcome. This site is designed to provide information about the Medicare Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice (FQHC APCP) Demonstration. The Demonstration began November 2011 and will continue through October 2014. The pages that follow describe the purpose of this Demonstration, what is required to be eligible to participate, and what resources are available to participants.

For more information on how this Demonstration is different from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient Centered Medical Home initiative, please see the HRSA Fact Sheet.pdf.


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with HRSA, is conducting the FQHC APCP Demonstration. The purpose of the 3 year Demonstration is to evaluate the effect of the advanced primary care practice model, commonly referred to as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), in improving care, promoting health, and reducing the cost of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries served by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Participating FQHCs will be at the leading edge of the medical home.

This Demonstration involves approximately 500 FQHCs from across the country and approximately 195,000 beneficiaries. Participating FQHCs receive financial support and technical assistance to help them increase access to care, improve quality of care, and reduce Medicare costs through the use of a team approach to coordinating and managing patient care.

Click here for a quick Demonstration overview: Demonstration Fact Sheet.pdf. For a more detailed description of the Demonstration, click the Demonstration Overview tab on the top of this page.

Demonstration Updates

Visit the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) FQHC Learning Portal pages for updates about the Demonstration.

If you have questions about the FQHC APCP Demonstration, please visit the Contact Us page.