Federally Qualified Health Centers 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 study.

The findings of the University of Pennsylvania study published in Medical Care may be particularly pertinent as more newly insured people try to book appointments to see primary care providers, the study's authors say.

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