Baltimore HealthCare Access (original name): Establishes two core functions: Eligibility and Care Coordination/Ombudsman Services due to a change in Medicaid model.
Mail-in applications received for Maryland Children Health Program; Care Coordination Services and Service Ombudsman; School Health Program assisting to ensure that school age children have access to health insurance.
40 Staff: 3 million dollar budget; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funding for three years to support insurance enrollment to children in Baltimore City Schools.
Maternal Infant Health Improvement Project to outreach all pregnant women referred via prenatal risk assessments from OB providers in the City; approximately 6000 women a year. Kathleen Westcoat, MPH, named new CEO of Baltimore HealthCare Access.
Baltimore Buprenorphine Initiative: Collaboration between the Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore HealthCare Access and Baltimore Substance Abuse Services to address Opioid epidemic with care coordination services to those in drug treatment programs across the city.
Baltimore HealthCare Access celebrates 10 years at Visionary Arts Museum; Emergency fund renamed Veronica Guthrie (BHCA staff who succumbed to long-term illness) Emergency Fund; Medicaid Expansion Programs – Primary Adult Care and Medicaid 4 Families provided coverage to single adult and parents of dependent children.
United Way of Central Maryland/211 Collaborative to create Health Care Hotline to link Baltimore City residents to health insurance and low cost health care; MATCH Program; collaboration with Baltimore City DSS, created to provide Medical Case Management to children in foster care; Operation Care Program: collaborative with Baltimore City Fire Department, initiated to provide care coordination to clients identified as high utilizers of 911; Homeless Services team begins street outreach to connect chronically homeless adults to shelter and housing.
Second Chance Jail Project, connecting incarcerated clients to health benefits and primary care services prior to release. Funded by Abell Foundation, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, and Open Society Institute for three years.
Rebranding Event; name change to HealthCare Access Maryland in preparation of ACA rollout. Connected more than 100,000 clients to healthcare and community resources.
HealthCare Access Maryland commemorates 15 years with celebration at Baltimore Aquarium.
HCAM awarded Connector grant for Central Region under the Affordable Care Act; Partnership with Sinai Hospital to reduce ED utilization: Funded by the Maryland Community Health Resource Commission for three years.
Population Health Based Programs developed with hospital partners Health Link.
Traci Kodeck serves as interim CEO from December 2015 to June 2016. After a national search, the board unanimously confirms her as permanent CEO for HCAM on her birthday in June 2016.
HCAM is awarded Midwestern Region; now Connector Entity in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Howard County and Frederick County; HCAM celebrates 20 years of service to the residents of Maryland; 200 staff; 18 million dollar budget.
HCAM moves to its new home at 1 N. Charles St., dedicating their board room to the Honorable Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.
Establishes HCAM’s first state wide initiative across the prison systems enrolling inmates in Medicaid prior to release in collaboration with Corizon Health.
Transitions to telework status in March 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic and joins the Baltimore Health Corps to help COVID positive patients navigate the health care space hiring 42 new staff.