Improving Patient Outcomes via Dermatology eConsult

About This Grant:

PCHC primary care providers will increase early detection and cancer screenings, as well as improve patient outcomes, by utilizing eConsult services when they encounter a complex dermatology issue and require a dermatologist’s special expertise. Utilizing eConsult services first, rather than immediate referral to a local dermatologist, will decrease the cost of care and the likelihood of patient noshows/cancellations due to inability to pay. PCHC will attempt to bill patient insurance for the eConsult service, but if it is not covered (or only partially covered) then the grant funds will pay for the remainder of the cost, until grant funds are depleted. To ensure sustainability once grant funds are spent, PCHC will work with insurance companies and our ACO to encourage reimbursement for this valuable service in the future.

$12,174
2018
Prevention

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THIS ORGANIZATION:

Year Grant Title Category Amount Grant Recipient
2018 Improving Colorectal Screening Rates via Use of a Medical Support Assistant Colorectal Cancer, Screening $100,000 Penobscot Community Health Care
2018 Improving Patient Outcomes via Dermatology eConsult Prevention $12,174 Penobscot Community Health Care
2017 Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall Colorectal Cancer, Screening $100,000 Penobscot Community Health Care
2017 Peer-Led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Prevention, Tobacco $26,116 Penobscot Community Health Care
2016 Provide a Reminder and Recall System for Colorectal Cancer Screening Colorectal Cancer, Screening $30,000 Penobscot Community Health Care
2015 Eliminating Barriers to Cancer Screening through Use of Navigator Medical Assistants Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Patient Navigation, Patient Support, Screening $164,000 Penobscot Community Health Care