November 21st, 2018
DETROIT – November 19, 2018 – The Wellness Plan Medical Centers received the highest certification of 100% from the Health Resources and Services Administration at the conclusion of a three-day on-site visit last week.
HRSA is the branch of the federal government responsible for evaluating compliance with program requirements for Federally Qualified Health Centers. An on-site visit by HRSA is an evaluation of a health center’s ability to meet 19 health center program requirements in 93 different areas which include the following categories: Governance, management, administration, fiscal and clinical.
The Wellness Plan’s status as a Federally Qualified Health Center and eligibility to receive federal funds depends on the outcome of the on-site visit. This is the second consecutive time that TWP has achieved the highest level of recognition.
“I’m very excited about the on-site visit findings which could not have been achieved without the hard work of the executive team, providers and support staff and their continued focus on providing the highest quality of care for our patients,” said Anthony King, CEO of TWP. “I am grateful for our staff and their determination to succeed.”
Three HRSA consultants reviewed documents and data, conducted interviews with staff, health center patients and board members during the visit which concluded on Nov. 15. HRSA’s assessment confirmed that TWP is demonstrating both statutory and regulatory compliance in providing quality care to our patients regardless of their income status.
“I am so pleased but not surprised that the site visit went so well,” said TWP Board Chair Dr. Margaret Betts. “I know everyone worked hard and put in many extra hours.”
About The Wellness Plan Medical Centers
The Wellness Plan Medical Centers (TWP) was founded in 1973 as an HMO, and has transitioned into a vital alliance of medical centers in the Greater Detroit Area. TWP is a nonprofit with the achieved status of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Throughout its six locations in the Metro Detroit area, TWP offers one-stop-shop health, dental and related services throughout the year providing a wide array of services, including pediatrics, adult/senior medicine, preventative care, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral health and specialty services. TWP is supported by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and is a Health Center Program grantee.
Click here to view the press release: The Wellness Plan Medical Centers Certified as 100% Compliant by HRSA