[dropcap color=”#808080″]S[/dropcap]afety net providers are defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as “providers that by mandate or mission organize and deliver a significant level of health care and other health-related services to the uninsured, Medicaid, and other vulnerable patients.” Safety net providers have a mission to serve the neediest of patients; however, the lack of financial resources can make this a challenge.
Ponaman Healthcare Consulting (PHC) specializes in developing customized sustainable solutions for new or existing safety net programs. From a comprehensive data-drive needs assessment, to the development of a “blue print” for a safety net system of care, to complete implementation, our goal is to ensure high quality, immediate access to a continuum of care that optimizes the benefits of federal, state, and local funding.
PHC has worked with numerous clients to implement safety net programs. Benefits include:
[list_item]Better care coordination[/list_item]
[list_item]Improved patient management[/list_item]
[list_item]Reduced duplication of care[/list_item]
[list_item]More emphasis on primary care[/list_item]
[list_item]Reducing drug costs[/list_item]
PCH has been developing safety net program solutions since 2002. Specific areas of consultation include:
[list_item]Researching and assisting in the submission of grant applications to maximize program funding.[/list_item]
[list_item]Developing the work plan and necessary teams needed to build a comprehensive safety net program to include all health care delivery services.[/list_item]
[list_item]Identifying all potential opportunities to maximize the efficiency and utility of the program, including enrollment in the 340B Drug Discount program, local indigent care subsidy, and revenue cycle management automation.[/list_item]
[list_item]Outreach and recruitment of potential partnerships to strengthen the safety net program.[/list_item]
[list_item]Program implementation and follow-on technical support.[/list_item]
Recent safety net clients Include:
Comprehensive Care Center/Community AIDS Network
Hope Family Health Services
Kapi’olani Medical Center
If you are looking to develop a new safety net program, or would like to make your current programs more effective, call 480-421-9965 for a complimentary, initial consultation.