RHP12 DSRIP in Action- - Lynn County Hospital District, Tahoka, TX- Patient Care Navigation -Recap

Lynn County Hospital District along with Regional Healthcare Partnership 12 hosted a DSRIP in Action event Friday, June 16, 2017. Hosts for the event were Donna Raindl, Controller/Compliance Officer, and Pete Paniagua, Patient Navigator/Financial Assistance.  There were 26 attendees representing 13 different regional provider locations and Timothy Salinas representative from Amerigroup. 

Donna and Pete presented their Patient Care Navigation project which was implemented to improve Lynn County Hospital District’s (LCHD) ability to reduce non-emergent ER visits and to provide low- income, high risk patients with quality health care at lower cost to patients. To achieve this project, LCHD hired a Patient Navigator to oversee the Indigent/Charity Program full time. The patient navigator reaches 100% of the patients that are presented thru the ER and reaches 100% of the MILU clients that need financial assistance. The Patient Navigator has been able to assist eligible Indigent and Charity Patients to obtain Medicaid and Medicare and has established a valuable network with Texas Workforce Commission, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, South Plains Community Action, SSI/SSDI Disability Advocates/Attorneys, and other Social Service Agencies. From inception 733 clients  have enrolled in the program and currently  131 clients are enrolled in the program for DY6.   




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