Knoxville Area Project Access is a broad community effort to provide access and coordinate needed healthcare services for those who are least able to obtain such services. KAPA is primarily based on other successful Project Access efforts in communities across the country. KAPA brings together a network of healthcare providers committed to serving Knox County residents who are without coverage under private or government-sponsored health insurance plans, have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, and have a medical need. KAPA offers a full continuum of healthcare services without charge to those who qualify.
During the first 3 years of operation, the physicians and hospitals of Knox County donated over $17 million dollars of care to our neighbors in need through the Knoxville Area Project Access program. Thousands of Knox County residents without insurance now lead healthier and happier lives because of the caring medical professionals in East Tennessee. More help is still needed! We need your participation to continue to provide care to those in need.
TOP TEN REASONS PHYSICIANS PARTICIPATE IN KAPA:
1. KAPA allows you and your group to efficiently manage and track the charity care that you have always provided.
2. KAPA allows you to define the amount of charity care that you are able and willing to provide.
3. KAPA creates a whole network of providers and healthcare services that are automatically available to you and your KAPA charity patients.
4. KAPA screens potential charity care patients before they are referred to you, verifying that they meet financial, residential, and healthcare need criteria.
5. KAPA charity care patients are eligible for services for a specific period of time and only as long as the criteria are met.
6. KAPA tracks the dollar value of the charity care that you provide so that your efforts can be appropriately recognized by our community and used as a powerful tool to advance issues of importance to providers.
7. KAPA allows for an equitable distribution of services by physicians, hospitals, and other providers when attending to the needs of the underserved in our community.
8. KAPA prevents any single physician, physician group, hospital or other provider from being asked to provide more than a fair share of charity care.
9. KAPA creates an infrastructure which allows for our entire community, business, city and county governments, media, educational institutions, each to support the provision of charity healthcare services.