Program areas at Kaiser Permanente
Provides hospital and medical care, training and charity care. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (kfh) provides hospital, medical and surgical care, including emergency services, extended care and home health care without regards to age, sex, race, religion or national origin or the ability to pay. Kfh educates and trains medical students, physicians and other health care professionals and promotes scientific research and medical and nursing education in order to improve care for our members and our community. Kfh directly invests in improvements in community health by working to increase access for the underserved, disseminating care improvements, altering the social determinants of health and educating to improve health.
Charity care (medical financial assistance and charitable health coverage). Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (kfh) provides charity care to low-income vulnerable patients through the medical financial assistance (mfa) and charitable health coverage (chc) programs. Kfh offers financial assistance through the mfa program to help families and individuals with a demonstrated financial need pay for all or part of the cost of emergency or medically necessary care provided in Kaiser permanente facilities and/or by Kaiser permanente providers. In 2019, this program assisted over 246,000 patients through financial assistance. The chc programs offer regular Kaiser Foundation health plan membership at minimal cost to low income families who are not eligible for other public or privately sponsored coverage. Approximately, 15,000 patients were receiving access to comprehensive health care through these programs at the end of 2019.
Medicaid and other government sponsored programs. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (kfh) is committed to improving medical care for beneficiaries of medicaid and other government sponsored programs, not only for Kaiser Foundation health plan, inc. members, but also within the communities we serve. At the end of 2019, over 791,000 individuals were receiving access to inpatient and emergency care at kfh's facilities under medicaid managed care programs in the states of California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington and under the children's health insurance program (chip). In addition, kfh provided health care on a fee-for-service basis for medicaid beneficiaries who were not enrolled as Kaiser Foundation health plan, inc. members.