Expanding Safety Net Capacity (5 grants also listed in other categories)

Grantee Organization: Health Partners 
Jurisdiction Served: Charles County
Grant and Amount: 15-005 ($250,000) 
Grant Project Description: This two-year grant enables Health Partners to begin billing for dental services and to allow the grantee to achieve long-term financial sustainability for its dental program. The grant builds on a past CHRC award to assist the clinic in transitioning from a grant-based revenue model to billing third-party payers for primary care services provided. Health Partners currently has two part-time dental hygienists and a volunteer dentist who is being credentialed as a Medicaid provider. The applicant proposes to transition their credentialed dentist (now volunteer) to a full-time dentist that can generate a fee-for-service revenue stream. Requested grant funds are being utilized to partially support salary costs of program staff. (The grant is also listed in "Providing Dental Care for Low-Income Children And Adults" ).
Organization Contact Information: http://healthpartnersinc.org/​
Grantee Organization: Access Carroll
Jurisdiction Served: Carroll County
Grant Amount: 14-015 ($125,000)
Grant Project Description: This one-year grant program supports the promotion of the long-term financial sustainability of the grantee, from a grant based billing model to billing both Medicaid and private payors. Grant funds are being utilized to hire a full time biller/coder and consultant help to design and implement billing systems and enhance the use of its IT system. (The grant is also listed in "Expanding Acess to Primary Care Services").
Organization Contact Information: www.accesscarroll.org
Grantee Organization: Health Partners
Jurisdiction Served: Charles County
Grant Amount: 14-016 ($300,000)
Grant Project Description: This three-year grant assists this free clinic as it transitions from a grant based billing model to billing both Medicaid and private payors. Grant funds are being utilized to support the salary costs of four new health clinicians in a patient-centered medical home model. (The grant is also listed in "Expanding Access to Primary Care Services").
Organization Contact Information: www.healthpartnersinc.org
Grantee Organization: Allegany County Health Department
Jurisdiction Served: Allegany County
Grant Amount: 14-017 ($30,000)
Grant Project Description: This one-year grant supported a “behavioral health learning collaborative” that provides training and technical assistance to providers in the region. Grant funds were utilized to support the start-up costs of the collaborative, which provided access to training and technical assistance and enabled behavioral health providers to participate in Maryland’s ongoing efforts to promote functional behavioral health integration. (The grant is also listed in "Increasing Access to Integrated Behavioral Health Services").   ​
Organization Contact Information: http://www.alleganyhealthdept.com
Grantee Organization: Behavioral Health Leadership Institute
Jurisdiction Served: Baltimore City 
Grant Amount: 14-021 ($20,570)
Grant Project Description: This one-year grant allowed Behavioral Health Leadership Institute to develop a sustainability plan for the Partners in Integrated Treatment and Community Health (PITCH). The PITCH model provided for integration of a clinical team with trained community health workers and strong community partnerships.  Grant funds were utilized to hire an expert to consult on financial sustainability and Medicaid reimbursement. Grant funds were leveraged by BHLI to receive additional funds from Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation and the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund and helped support the development of a Community Health Worker Toolkit. (The grant is also listed in "Increasing Access to Integrated Behavioral Health Services").   
Organization Contact Information: http://www.bhli.org/index.shtml