St.Vincent Indianapolis participates in government programs including Medicaid, SCHIP (Hoosier Healthwise), Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) and Medicare, and helps patients and families enroll in programs for which they are eligible.
Specific eligibility outreach programs sponsored by St. Vincent Indianapolis include those below.
St. Vincent Indianapolis partners with the Health and Hospital Corporation to provide an enrollment team based at St.Vincent to help enroll citizens in public programs like Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), Medicaid Disability, Presumptive Eligibility, and St.Vincent Advantage. In fiscal year 2009, the outreach team touched the lives of 8,100 families and is on target to complete 1,736 enrollment applications for eligible individuals and families.
St.Vincent Indianapolis provides office space, equipment and supplies, as well as full-time coordination and supervision of this important outreach. Contact Deborah McCrae at (317) 338-6627. Latino callers may contact Jesus Vezga at (317) 338-7796.
The St.Vincent Indianapolis QMB/SLMB team in fiscal year 2009 assisted more than 50 individuals who struggled with the financial strain of Medicare deductibles and copayments last year with more than 1,400 contacts. The seniors were Medicare beneficiaries of modest means who paid all or some of Medicare’s cost sharing amounts (i.e. premiums, deductibles and copayments).
To qualify, the individual had to be eligible for Medicare and meet certain income guidelines which change annually. Contact Madonna Gillum at (317) 338-2205 for additional information.
Project 18 is a statewide initiative to fight Indiana’s childhood obesity problem. Focusing on school health education and community outreach, is a collaborative effort with Peyton Manning, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, Marsh Supermarkets, Ball State University and Strategic Marketing & Research, Inc. (SMARI).
The project, which is named after Manning’s football jersey number, provides Indiana elementary schools with an 18-week health and wellness curriculum designed to address the major risk behaviors in third to fifth grade students. It focuses on the areas of nutrition, physical activity and holistic health.“The 18 interactive lessons allow students to learn critical health content while giving them a chance to practice their new health-enhancing skills in real-life situations,” said Joanne Hilden, MD, medical director of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent. “Having an understanding that schools play a significant role in the lives of our children, I encourage educational leaders to improve the health and wellness of our children by partnering with Project 18 to help us fight childhood obesity.”For more information about Project 18 and how your child’s school can get involved, visit our site or call (317) 338-KIDS (5437).
SHIIP is a partnership between St.Vincent and the Indiana Department of Insurance that utilizes five trained St.Vincent volunteer counselors. The program has been in existence for seven years. In fiscal year 2009, the counselors provided free and unbiased information to approximately 725 seniors with questions regarding Medicare, Medicare Supplements, HMOs, Managed Care Plans, Medicaid and long-term care programs. Call (317) 338-2198 for more information.