Safety net providers are defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as “providers that by mandate or mission organize and deliver a significant level of health care and other health-related services to the uninsured, Medicaid, and other vulnerable patients.” The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
For more information and to view a ful description of what constitutes a Safety Net provider please go to HRSA's website.
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The primary federal agency for improving access to health care services to people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. APhA is contracted through HRSA to provide program integrity, information, analysis and program developments for the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
This nonprofit organization works to expand, extend and accelerate the work of the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC).
The 340B Prime Vendor Program (PVP) is managed by Apexus through a contract awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the federal government branch responsible for administering the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
A nonprofit trans-disciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates and health care organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America's underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations.
A federal agency that administrates the Medicare program and works with state governments to administer Medicaid, and the Children's Hospital Insurance Program.
This national, not-for-profit, social enterprise connects medication surplus from manufacturers and physicians with patients in our nation's safety net.
This non-profit helps oncology and hematology pharmacy practitioners and their associates provide the best possible cancer care.
NACHC works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to serve health centers by providing research-based advocacy, educating the public about the mission and value of health centers and training and providing technical assistance to health center staff and boards.
A membership organization representing the nation's family planning providers. NFPRHA members have provided high-quality preventative health care services to health centers to millions of women and men every year.
This organization offers a wide range of membership consisting of individuals and organizations, all of whom have a common interest in rural health.
This association monitors, educates, and serves as an advocate on federal legislative and regulatory issues related to drug pricing and other pharmacy matters affecting safety-net providers.
As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.