AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating a commitment to providing equal access to health care, Superior
"In many cases, people with disabilities do not have the same access to health care as others," said Dr. David Harmon, Superior's Chief Medical Director. "Providing quality care to all members is our top priority, which is why we're proud to partner with NCIL to award these grants. We believe this initiative can help bridge the gap, paving the way for better access to healthcare for all Texans."
The following providers received a grant through this initiative:
The goal of the PAI is to increase the number of practitioner locations that meet minimum federal and state disability access standards. Providers in the Superior network selected for the grants will be approved by a local committee to use the funding for any combination of the following: removal of physical barriers that make access to their facilities easier; purchase of adaptive equipment, including accessible examination tables and chairs; production of accessible formats of printed materials; and equipment to reduce auditory or visual distractions for members with autism or other developmental disabilities.
Providers submitted applications to NCIL explaining their need for more accessible facilities and services. A local Barrier Removal Fund Committee then selected award recipients based on the impact of the improvements on disability-related network adequacy as well as the number of Superior members with disabilities impacted.
For more information about the grants and the provider accessibility initiative, visit: www.ncil.org/provider-accessibility-initiative/.
About Superior HealthPlan Founded in 1999, Superior HealthPlan is a managed care company that delivers quality healthcare throughout Texas. Committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time, Superior supports active local involvement in all 254 Texas counties with 3700 employees in 9 offices throughout the state. Superior is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. More information on Superior can be found at www.SuperiorHealthPlan.com.
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