TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! MEET THE NEW KANSAS CITY CARE CLINIC!!!
Check an important bit of new regarding the health of Kansas City.
The Kansas City Free Healthcare Clinic has changed its name to The Kansas City CARE Clinic.
The name change reflects the new realities of Obamacare and growing need for healthcare options in Kansas City.
Check the new logo and the presser with details of the change . . .
KCFHC RESPONDS TO THE CHANGING HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE
In order to better serve patients in the future, Kansas City Free Health Clinic evolves business model and announces a new name.
The Kansas City Free Health Clinic is responding to the changes in the health care system by evolving its business model to continue to meet the urgent and growing needs for its patients and the community. With the pending implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the anticipation that many of its patients will have access to some kind of insurance coverage or options in the future, the Clinic announced today a change in its model to be able to accommodate billing for services provided to its patients. “The face of healthcare is changing and we are changing with it. We must. Our patients are counting on it,” said Sheridan Wood, CEO of one of the country’s largest free and charitable clinics. Wood emphasized that the mission of the clinic remains the same – to provide access to care for those who are challenged with getting basic care – but recognized the Clinic must make the changes to prepare for the increase in number of patients in the safety-net system that will have access to coverage such as Medicaid. “We anticipate that after 2014, as many as 90% of our patients may have some kind of coverage. The current providers that accept Medicaid are going to be inundated with new patients and gaining access to those providers will be a challenge. We want our patients to know that they can still get their care here, and we’ll help them. At the same time, we still need to ensure we can care for those who will still have no coverage.” Some have the impression with the implementation of the ACA there will not be a need for the clinic anymore. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” commented Wood, “Our volunteer providers will be needed even more as we go forward.”
As a result, the Clinic also announced today that after the first of the year it will have a new name. The name will be the Kansas City CARE Clinic. This new name reflects the broad commitment of the clinic to Care, Access, Research and Education. “People often comment about the large scope of services we provide, we think this new name reflects the fuller scope of what we do,” said Wood. The new name also positions the clinic well for the future. “We’ve been preparing for the changes in healthcare now for the last two years and it became evident that if we are getting reimbursed for services by Medicaid, everything we do technically wouldn’t be free,” said Wood. She emphasized the commitment and original vision of the clinic does not change and no one will be denied care due to their ability to pay.
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