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  • An acute care hospital is one that provides inpatient medical care and other related services for surgery, acute medical conditions or injuries. Of the 152 hospitals that currently operate medical-legal partnerships, 39 are acute care hospitals.
  • A children's hospital is a place for intensive care and medical treatment of children, with facilities for long-term stays. Of the 155 hospitals that currently operate medical-legal partnerships, 45 are children’s hospitals. That means more than one in five children’s hospitals have an MLP.
  • A federally qualified health center (FQHC) is a health center that receives funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). FQHCs qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, and must serve an underserved area or population. Of the 139 community-based clinics that currently operate medical-legal partnerships, 77 are FQHCs.
  • Health centers are community-based clinics that provide comprehensive primary care services. Some, but not all health centers, receive federal funding. Currently, 139 health centers in the U.S. operate medical-legal partnerships.
  • Thirty-six schools of medicine, social work and public health provide medical-legal partnership training and education to their students.
  • Across the U.S., 155 hospitals operate medical-legal partnerships.
  • A look-alike health center meets all the requirements of a federally qualified health center, but does not yet receive funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). Of the 139 community-based clinics that currently operate medical-legal partnerships, none are look-alikes.
  • Across the U.S., 31 medical schools engage in medical-legal partnership through MLP courses, electives and rotations for their students.
  • Non-HRSA funded health centers are community-based primary care clinics that do not receive funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). Currently, of the 139 that operate medical-legal partnerships, 60 are non-HRSA funded clinics.
  • A VA Medical Center is a hospital or facility operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provides primary, specialty, and long-term care services to veterans. Of the 155 hospitals that currently operate medical-legal partnerships, 11 are VA medical centers.