The Kentucky Medical Association works with affiliated groups to support the best practice of medicine in the Commonwealth.
The KMA Alliance assists in the programs of KMA that improve the health and quality of life for Kentuckians. It also promotes health education and encourages participation of volunteers in activities that meet health needs.
The Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care, KMA’s charitable arm, is committed to improving the health of all Kentuckians through medical education and public health initiatives. The Foundation has provided grants to organizations that contribute to the public health of their communities and supports public health campaigns across the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Physicians Political Action Committee (KPPAC) increases the medical community's impact on the pro-medicine makeup of the Kentucky General Assembly. It works for public policy that makes it easier for physicians to focus on the provision of health care for their patients.
KMA Corporate Affiliates have priority over other companies for sponsorship of KMA events, including the KMA Annual Meeting, seminars and projects. The KMA Corporate Affiliate program offers two levels to meet your marketing needs and provides your company with 12-month exposure to the hard-to-reach physician market in Kentucky.
Passport Health Plan Works with Community Groups to Improve Health, Quality of Life
Passport Health Plan has been a cornerstone in Kentucky’s efforts to improve the health and quality of their members for nearly 20 years. The plan’s community-based, provider-sponsored, nonprofit model has been an example of a successful Medicaid program both in Kentucky and around the nation.
Passport, a KMA Level One Corporate Affiliate, works with providers and community organizations to give back to the community through grants, donations and sponsorship programs.
“We value our community partnerships and provide funding and volunteer support to organizations like the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Volunteers of America and GoNoodle,” said Jill Bell, Passport’s Vice President & Chief Communications Officer. “These are just some of the community partners who help us pursue our mission, ‘to improve the health and quality of life of our members.’”
In its 2015 Annual Report, Passport detailed the efforts to work with community organizations, saying, “we know it takes a village to create lasting, positive societal change that will improve our members’ health and quality of life.”
For instance, several members of the Passport executive team collaborated with Kentucky clinicians on ways to create compassion in health care through a partnership with Compassionate Louisville. Passport works with Healthy Hoops Kentucky to co-sponsor an event that uses basketball and fun to focus on the needs of asthmatic children and their parents. The GoNoodle partnership helped more than 12,000 teachers and 240,000 kids in 700 elementary schools throughout the Commonwealth to get moving in the classroom.
Last year, Passport expanded its services to nearly 300,000 Kentucky Medicaid members, increased its staff to 500 associates and expanded its provider network to meet the growing needs of members, particularly in rural areas. The company also re-entered the Medicare marketplace and continued to grow community partnerships.
Just this year, Passport created a Medicaid Center of Excellence in Louisville through an alliance with Evolent Health LLC to offer centralized services for provider-led Medicaid health plans nationwide.
For the ninth year in a row, Passport continues to hold an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and one needs only to look at what Passport members say to understand why.
“In all my years of having to pay hundreds of dollars for insurance, this by far is the nicest and friendliest organization I have ever dealt with,” one Passport member said in Passport’s Annual Report.
Currently the top-rated Medicaid plan in Kentucky, Passport achieved a 4 out of 5 star rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance and is also the top-ranked plan in Star Ratings by the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services.
Passport membership has grown by 35 percent since 2014, now totaling over 282,000 members.
ABOUT PASSPORT HEALTH PLAN
Passport Health Plan (Passport) is a local nonprofit community-based health plan administering Kentucky Medicaid and Medicare benefits. Since 1997, Passport has been working closely with local providers and community advocates to fulfill their mission, to improve the health and quality of life of their members. Over 500 caring, dedicated staff are all focused on their pursuit to help Kentuckians live healthier lives.