Medicaid QUEST Expanded Access (QExA) Patients and Family Welcome!
Where: Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) Dining Pavilion
When: March 17, 2009 - Tuesday - 6:30pm
*Help plan the action steps to address health care for our patients
*Share your experienes with the QExA Health Plans
*Hear updates on the QExA program for WCCHC patients
The Medicaid QUEST Expanded Access (QExA) program went into effect February 1, 2009. The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) was one of three community health centers that have not signed on to a QExA plan contract. The Health Center, currently operating as an out-of-network provider, has yet to determine its continued participation in the program after April. Waianae and Waimanalo Health Centers are the medical home for more than 3,000 QUEST Expanded patients. At the February town meeting, community members considered options in response to what was voiced as dissatisfaction with the QUEST Expanded Access Program. At the March 17th meeting the community will receive an update on State Legislation, a request to DHS to change the terms by which out-of-network providers can function, and current and potential litigation. More than 150 community members are expected to participate and actively advise Center officials. The meeting will be taped and shown on Olelo.
-- light snacks provided--
For more information call: 697 - 3457