Florida hospitals support nonprofit practice to reduce ER care

Grace Medical Home, a primary-care nonprofit practice designed to serve an expected 24,000 uninsured central Florida residents annually, will open this week with the support of Orlando Health and Florida Hospital, reports the Orlando Business Journal. Both hospital systems will provide Grace with in-kind support, including equipment and staff knowledge, and officials from both systems serve on the clinic's 16-member board. The hospitals are supporting Grace to help alleviate emergency room use by the working poor. Grace will charge a $20 annual enrollment fee and a $20 per-visit fee to provide comprehensive primary care services to adults and children. Article

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