On October 24, 2011, CMS announced the 500 FQHCs that have been selected in 44 states to participate in the Medicare FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration project. This initiative, which was authorized under the ACA, will test how the advanced primary care practice model (also called patient-centered medical home) can improve quality of care, promote better health, and lower costs. The demonstration is expected to pay participating FQHCs an estimated $42 million over three years in care management fees for coordinating care for Medicare patients. The demonstration will run from November 1, 2011 through October 31, 2014.