Many health care professionals already see charity patients. Without a system for providing support services for these patients, the provider often feels frustrated and the process may be inefficient and ineffective.
Project Access Northwest changes that. Patients are screened for appropriate lab work, x-rays, and medications BEFORE the patient is scheduled with a specialty physician or dentist. Referrals are carefully managed to ensure that caring for charity patients is shared fairly throughout the community. Providers are recognized for their contribution, and most of them choose to continue year after year.
In fact, more than 1,700 specialty care providers are volunteering with Project Access Nothwest right now, caring for patients throughout King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties. We must be doing something right.
Knowing that "giving back" and charity care are important to health care professionals, Project Access Northwest’s unique case management process offers medical and dental professionals an efficient way to donate their services to patients in need.
Project Access Northwest screens all patient referrals to ensure that appropriate paperwork, tests and diagnostic imaging are completed efficiently and available to the specialist at the time of the patient’s visit.
No one should be denied access to health care because they cannot pay. That’s the principle. We have primary care in the community clinics, but access to specialty care is so hard. There wasn’t even a second thought on whether I should volunteer or not. I never thought about NOT doing this.Pankai Rajvanshi, MD
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