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New Grant Program Launched for Eligible MassHealth Providers to Improve Patient Access

June 24, 2019

The Provider Access Improvement Grant Program (PAIGP), funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services and managed by Health Resources in Action, is now accepting proposals from eligible providers seeking to participate in PAIGP.

PAIGP aims to help eligible MassHealth providers increase access to healthcare and improve outcomes for patients with disabilities, or for whom English is not a primary language, through the purchase of medical diagnostic equipment, communication devices, and other resources that assist eligible providers to serve these populations. Grant awards can help to close the gap in access for such persons, who are historically less likely to get routine and preventative medical care. Examples are provided in the Request for Proposals.

PAIGP will award grants of up to $25,000 to eligible MassHealth providers, totaling up to $2.07 million for this grant cycle ending December 31, 2019. As further explained in the Request for Proposals, applicants must be currently-enrolled MassHealth providers who work in a medical setting that is not a hospital or owned by a hospital or hospital system, and who employ fewer than 30 full-time employees.

Online proposals must be submitted no later than Friday, July 26th 2019. Visit PAIGP.org for more information and to sign up for email updates, including upcoming webinars.

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) oversees PAIGP, which is funded via MassHealth's Section 1115 Demonstration. Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is the managing vendor for PAIGP.