Project Term: 18 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $75,000
This project helped the Cheyenne Board of Health increase the revenue they generate from clinical services, create a stronger patient registration process, and identify additional services that they are able to support through billing insurance. Grant funds were used to hire a new staff position to focus on insurance enrollment, and a consultant to help with revenue cycle management. They began coding and billing for clinical services in-house, which increased their third-party revenue. Their new patient registration process has helped patients and clients apply for other resources for their medical needs. At the end of this grant, the tribe had received over $750,000 in increased revenue that will be reinvested into the health system. The revenue increase has led to implementing spending policies to serve the needs of the community better.