Overseen by a committed and diverse Board of Directors, HealthCare Access Maryland is a nonprofit agency that connects residents to public health care coverage and helps them navigate services effectively. We work with individuals, hospitals, policymakers, and social services organizations to strengthen Maryland’s health care delivery system and make Maryland healthier.
Each year, our 200+ employees connect more than 145,000 uninsured and under-insured clients to health insurance, health care, and vital community resources to impact one’s social determinants of health. Our programs and services are designed to bridge gaps in services to pregnant and postpartum women, immigrants, people experiencing homelessness, youth in foster care, people with substance use disorders, individuals recently released from jail, and others.
In 2013, HCAM began serving as the Connector Entity for Central Maryland, partnering with the state of Maryland and local organizations to enroll individuals in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. In 2017, HCAM expanded their Connector reach and began serving Howard, Frederick and Carroll Counties for health enrollment.
HCAM recently developed the HealthLink care coordination model, which offers provider institutions a cost-effective way to show results under the state’s All-Payer system by reducing expensive readmissions and unnecessary emergency department visits.
HCAM was established in 1997 as Baltimore HealthCare Access. Starting with 40 employees and two core programs, HCAM now manages more than 16 programs throughout the state and more than 20 funding sources. We adopted our current name in 2011 to reflect our statewide focus.