Mission: To enhance the quality of life of the population served by providing access to quality population health services delivered by physicians and advanced practitioners through an integrated service organization based on a balanced program of patient care, education, research, and community service.
Programs: Physician services - see schedule o. General information family health associates of geisinger-lewistown hospital (fha), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and member of geisinger, is a physician practice that was formed in 1991 with the mission of providing quality family practice ambulatory care in the communities of mifflin and juniata counties in pa. Since its formation, fha has grown to include the specialty services of general surgery, pulmonary and internal medicine, and sleep medicine. In fy17, fha utilized 8 family practice physicians and 8 specialty physicians along with several mid-level providers to service their patient population of approximately 20,000 individuals with 51,742 outpatient visits. Uncompensated care fha recognizes its mission is to serve all members of the community with respect to the provision of healthcare services and education. In this regard, fha provides free or subsidized care below cost and supports various health-related activities and programs in support of the community. A. Charity care the primary concern of fha is the delivery of health care to all citizens of central pennsylvania regardless of their ability to pay. The unreimbursed cost of charity care represents the cost fha incurs by providing free or discounted services to those who cannot afford to pay. For the fiscal year ended june 30, 2017, the cost of the charity care was 141 thousand. B. Medicare/medicaid in recognizing its mission to the community, fha provides services to the elderly (medicare) and the indigent (medicaid). Fha provides care, below cost, to persons covered by these governmental programs to the extent the government reimbursement is below the cost of providing health care. The unreimbursed value of medicare and/or medicaid is equal to the cost of providing services less the amount received as reimbursement under the program. The cost of providing healthcare services to medicare and medicaid patients exceeded reimbursement by approximately 3. 6 million during the fiscal year ended june 30, 2017. C. Other uncompensated patient services in addition, fha provides services for which full payment is not received. The uncompensated cost of providing such patient services during the fiscal year ended june 30, 2017, was 154 thousand. Community service summary at cost charity care 141,124 medicare/medicaid/other governmental 3,597,565 uncompensated care 154,130 total 3,892,819