Navigation Links
Portico Healthnet Named Partner in Increasing Health Care Access Via Federal Grant
Date:9/22/2009

State Health Access Program Awards Minnesota Up to $35 Million Over Five Years; Additional $30

Million Expected From Non-Federal Sources

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Portico Healthnet, a nonprofit agency working to reduce the number of people without coverage for health care services, has been named as a partner by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) in its recently announced effort to expand health care access to uninsured Minnesotans. The effort will be funded by a State Health Access Program grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will award Minnesota up to $35 million over the next five years, and will be supplemented by up to $30 million in additional non-federal in-kind services. Portico is one of three partner entities named in the grant announcement. Additional partners include Duluth-based HealthShare and Alexandria-based PrimeWest Health.

"We were excited to work with DHS in applying for this grant, and are thrilled that the effort was successful," said Portico Healthnet executive director Debra Holmgren. "We expect to be able to expand the capacity of our coverage program for uninsured individuals by approximately 30 percent over the next year as a direct result of these funds."

Portico Healthnet works to find health care access options for uninsured Minnesotans. For those lower-income Individuals ineligible for government programs, Portico offers its own primary and preventive health coverage made possible through financial commitments from local hospitals and health plans. The Portico coverage program significantly reduces uncompensated emergency room use by those it serves, improving community health and lowering the total cost of health care services.

"Grassroots solutions to health care access are more important than ever," said Holmgren. "We're pleased to be recognized via this grant by federal and state policymakers as part of the solution to the health care access puzzle."

About Portico Healthnet

Portico Healthnet is a nonprofit health and human services organization that helps uninsured Minnesotans access affordable health care coverage and services. During 2008, Portico outreach staff screened over 13,000 uninsured and underinsured individuals for eligibility under various health care coverage options. For those ineligible for public coverage, Portico offers its own need-based primary and preventive health care access program funded by grants and financial commitments from hospitals and health plans located in Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties. Portico Healthnet infused approximately $8 million into Minnesota's health care delivery system during 2008.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Portico Healthnet
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Jon R. Wampler Joins Portico Systems Board of Directors
2. Portico Systems to Share Provider Network Management Best Practices at Institute for International Research
3. Portico Systems Wins Three Awards in 30 Days
4. Portico(TM) Systems Charts Another Period of Rapid Growth
5. Portico Systems Offers Webinar Series to Share Provider Network Management Best Practices
6. FOX Networks Group in Partnership with Portico Learning Solutions Launches Online Employee Health and Safety Orientation Course for Over 3,300 Employees
7. Portico Healthnet Assumes Operation of 489-CARE Information and Referral Service
8. ACS Announces $57 Million Contract With Missouri HealthNet
9. OurHealthNetwork.com Launches Special Discount Program
10. Heartline(R) Fitness Systems Named to Inc. Magazines Inaugural List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.S....
11. Allscripts Named to FORTUNE 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... Sam ... insurance assistance, financial planning, and related services to residents of the region, is ... awareness of threatened species and wild lands. , Endangered Species International is committed ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... San Jose, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 22, ... ... of San Jose, Santa Cruz and Milpitas with a robust, ongoing community enrichment ... Supportive Housing (FSH), a nonprofit organization which has provided for the critical needs ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American Society for Preventive Cardiology ... for prescribers to improve patients’ access to the revolutionary therapy for appropriate patients ... of the article entitled “PCSK9 Inhibitor Access Barriers: Issues and Recommendations: Improving ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... Old School Labs™, makers of ... Theophane as a new Brand Ambassador. Theophane, who trained with Floyd Mayweather, made his ... 2011. He has racked up an impressive number of wins in contests in Britain, ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... time consuming and frustrating and this tool bypasses that. Healthcare facilities across ... identified an opportunity to offer their clients and hospitals, across the country, an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... RADNOR, Pennsylvania , 22 de marzo de ... proveedor independiente global líder de soluciones de productos ... ha anunciado hoy que ha adquirido EPL Archives, ... apoya a los clientes en todo el ciclo ... y comercialización ofreciendo una muestra de archivo, almacenamiento ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... DUBLIN , Mar. 22, 2017 Research ... Care Devices Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" ... ... to grow at a CAGR of around 10.9% over the next ... This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... -- DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global digital ... solutions, today reported financial and operational results for ... 31, 2016. 2016 Highlights ... compared to the full year 2015  ... year  Direct-to-consumer model launched in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: