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Improved Health Outcomes Program (iHOP)

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The board of University Health Care (UHC), the company operating as Passport Health Plan, has set aside funds for research and development of programs that would improve the quality, access, efficiency, and cost of health care delivered to their constituents. The IHOP initiative will seek proposals from entities that provide services directly or indirectly to Medicaid or uninsured patients in Region 3 - the 16 counties in the Louisville region.  Funding is for one time projects that could be completed in 1 year with quantifiable outcomes.

The Goals of the iHOP

iHOP projects should seek to advance the health care of the Medicaid and uninsured population in Region 3 though initiatives that:

  1. Lead to a better understanding of the needs, access issues, and quality of care in this population

  2. Design and test models or programs to improve the quality of care in this population

  3. Design and test models or programs to improve the satisfaction with care in this population

  4. Design and test models or programs to improve the access to care in this population

  5. Design and test models or programs to improve the cost effectiveness and efficiencies of providing care to this population

  6. Explore and test unique collaborations or partnerships that offer opportunities to improve the care for this population including community-based initiatives

  7. Design and test care management programs

  8. Design and test programs to address health care disparities

Program Announcements

Passport Health Plan has announced a sixth cycle of funding for the research and demonstration projects initiative entitled Improved Health Outcomes Program (iHOP). The iHOP Cycle VI program is seeking proposals from groups and individuals for initiatives that improve quality, access, efficiency, and cost of health care for Medicaid recipients and uninsured individuals in the 16 counties the Plan serves. Letters of Intent must be received by May 15th, 2013. The sixth cycle has up to $250,000 of available funds.