LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Molina Healthcare recently donated $100,000 to support the expansion of the Kentucky Primary Care Association’s (KPCA) ‘Connecting Kids to Coverage’ program. The program empowers certified “eligibility assisters” who work in local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to help children and families that are eligible for KCHIP/Medicaid enrollment. The donation will enable four clinics across the Commonwealth to provide outreach and supportive services to over 5,000 uninsured children in need.
“Molina is honored to team up with Kentucky Primary Care Association to fulfill our shared mission of increasing access to quality health care for those in need,” said Dwayne Sansone, Molina Healthcare of Kentucky. “Through this program, families and children receive personal assistance with navigating the complex health care system while simplifying the enrollment process. As a result, beneficiaries have an opportunity to better control their personal health care and that of their families, which is critical to achieving an acceptable quality of life.”
“Kentucky Primary Care Association is grateful to Molina Healthcare in their generosity to increase access to health care for children and their parents,” said David Bolt, chief executive officer of Kentucky Primary Care Association. “Our children are our future and we all need to focus on their well-being.”
The KPCA program is designed to help families that qualify for KCHIP/Medicaid have access to education and personal support in order to enroll. Many of the people it serves may lack access to education and resources, have fallen out of KCHIP/Medicaid coverage or lost their eligibility due to the process burden. Additionally, many families in rural communities need this type of support. Currently KPCA has 14 other member clinics who successfully outreach as Certified Assister Counselors in the communities they serve, and it has shown to be the best form of proactive assistance rather than waiting until the patients turn up at the clinics. Both the KPCA/KHBE ‘Region 8 Assister’ Program and the CMS funded ‘Connecting Kids to Coverage’ have been successful in linking KCHIP/Medicaid eligible beneficiaries with coverage. Molina’s donation will support Monticello Medical Associates in Monticello, Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, Helping Hands Healthcare Clinic in Elkton and HealthPoint Family Care in Covington.
About Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare served approximately 3.3 million members as of December 31, 2019. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit molinahealthcare.com.
About Kentucky Primary Care Association
The Kentucky Primary Care Association is a membership organization of Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics and other organizations interested in increasing access to quality integrated primary care in Kentucky. They provide services to almost 25% of the medical population and serve as the safety net health system for the underserved and uninsured.