Health Care Innovation Award
REMSA’s Community Health Programs (CHP) are a result of the Health Care Innovation Award from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and create new care and referral pathways which assure patients who have entered the 9-1-1 emergency medical services system with urgent low acuity medical conditions receive the safest, and most appropriate, levels of quality care. In cooperation with the community’s health care partners, these programs safely improve patient-centered care, improve patient satisfaction, and reduce ambulance transports, emergency department visits, hospital readmissions, and overall health care costs. Services are provided at no charge to the patient or caller.
Grant funding for this program ended in 2016. Since then, REMSA has been working with Medicaid, Medicare and partners across the region to secure sustainable funding.