Gaining access to quality care presents a huge challenge to many patients. These challenges can be even more profound for those with Medicaid – especially when patients are seeking specialty care. NSCFF has found that although Medicaid patients demonstrate a greater need than those with private insurance, they are 9 times less likely to be granted an appointment with a neurologist due to their insurance coverage.
To answer this unmet need in our community, NSCFF will be opening a Medicaid Clinic to expand and guarantee access to quality care for the Medicaid population in need of specialty neurology care in late 2015. In keeping with our mission to offer comprehensive, coordinated care, the clinic will integrate and coordinate specialty neurology care with primary care, diagnostic services, social work, and educational programs.