April 06, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Health Information Technology
Physicians are reminded that proposals for Health Net’s telehealth grants are due tomorrow, April 7, 2020, at 12 p.m. Pacific time. Health Net expects to award approximately 47 grants, with a maximum grant amount of $125,000 per award.
The grants are available for most telehealth platform offerings and can be used to assist physicians and practices with implementing telehealth tools and services. Priority will go to practices with limited telehealth infrastructure or those seeking significant expansion and/or support to build out its current telehealth capacity.
To be eligible, the applicant must be organized as one of the following:
- Federally Qualified Health Center
- Rural Health Center
- Indian Health Center
- Look-Alike Health Center (more information found here)
- Community Clinic
- Independent Provider Practice with at least a 30% Medi-Cal patient mix and/or located in a Health Professional Shortage Area
- Note: Safety Net Clinics and FQHCs operating in non-County Organized Health System (COHS) are eligible to apply
For additional requirements, including financial requirements and telehealth solution requirements, click here. The online application can be found at http://healthnet.smartsimple.com.
Amwell Grants and Public Funding Program
California Medical Association (CMA) Physician Services also recently announced a partnership with Amwell, a leading telehealth solutions platform. Through this partnership, all California physicians have access to Amwell’s telehealth platform at a discounted rate for the next 12 months and no monthly fees through May 2020.
CMA Physician Services recognizes that not all physician practices have the means to implement the Amwell telehealth solution into their practice, despite the discounted rate. The Amwell Grants and Public Funding Program assists customers who are seeking to secure funding to support implementing telehealth into their practice. While Amwell does not provide or pay for grant writing on a practice’s behalf, it will provide expertise, tools, and grant monitoring to help obtain the funds. For additional details, click here.
CMA Physician Services will continue to actively seek additional funding opportunities and will keep physicians updated as it becomes aware of more.
Practices with questions can email firstname.lastname@example.org.