Boston, MA (October 29, 2020): The MassHealth Provider Access Improvement Grant Program (PAIGP) recently announced the 65 recipients of the 2020 Cycle 2 PAIGP grant awards. In total, PAIGP will award over $2M to help these providers increase access to healthcare and improve outcomes for patients with disabilities, or for whom English is not a primary language, through the purchase of accessible medical diagnostic equipment, communication devices, and other resources.
Purchases will include:
- Transportation vehicles, ramps, lifts, treatment tables, and other accessories for uploading and assisting patients with physical disabilities;
- Electronic devices, software, and other tools to facilitate language translation and speech barriers;
- Audiometers, otoscopes, retinal imaging cameras, magnification software, portable vital sign machines, bariatric tools, bladder scanners, and other instruments;
- Dental chairs, intraoral cameras, and mobile dental operatories.
Funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and managed by Health Resources in Action (HRiA), PAIGP aims to help MassHealth providers who may experience challenges making significant capital investments to purchase equipment and other resources.
PAIGP awarded grants of up to $75,000 to each awardee. Providers who applied for the 2020 Cycle 2 grant, included, but were not limited to, physicians, dentists, women’s health, early intervention, behavioral health, or other healthcare providers. All PAIGP grant award recipients work in a setting that is not a hospital or owned by a hospital or hospital system.
EOHHS anticipates offering another cycle of awards under the MassHealth Provider Access Improvement Grant Program (PAIGP) in 2021. For more information about PAIGP and the 2020 Cycle 2 grant awards, visit PAIGP.org.