Mission: Provide home health services
Programs: Mercy amicare home healthcare, port huron responds to individual and community health needs by providing health services to individuals in their homes. Services include intermittent nurse visits for home health services. Mercy amicare home heathcare, port huron provides services to all individuals who apply for care regardless of their ability to pay. During fiscal year ending june 30, 2014 mercy amicare home healthcare, port huron provided 25,501 visits. The amounts below reflect the quantifiable costs of mercy amicare home healthcare, port huron's community benefit ministry for the year ended june 30, 2014: ministry for the poor and underserved:$ 31,046 charity care at cost$ 170,220 unpaid cost of medicaid and other public programs $ 203 community health services$ 3,526 subsidized health services$ 230 community building activites $ 205,225 ministry for the poor and underserved ministry for the broader community:$ 5,611 community health services 1,919 health professions education 2,752 community building activities $ 10,282 ministry for the broader community $ 215,507 community benefit ministry ministry for the poor and underserved represents the financial commitment to seek out and serve those who need help the most, especially the poor, the uninsured and the indigent. This is done with the conviction that healthcare is a basic human right. Ministry for the broader community represents the cost of services provided for the general benefit of the communities in which mercy amicare home healthcare, port huron operates. Many programs are targeted toward populations that may be poor, but also include those areas that may need special health services and support. These programs are not intended to be financially self-supporting. Charity care at cost represents the cost of services provided to patients who cannot afford health care services due to inadequate resources and/or are uninsured or underinsured. A patient is classified as a charity patient in accordance with the established policies of mercy amicare home healthcare, port huron and where no payment for such services is anticipated. The cost of charity care is calculated using a cost to charge ratio methodology. Unpaid cost of medicaid and other public programs represents the cost (determined using a cost to charge ratio) of providing services to beneficiaries of public programs, including state medicaid and indigent care programs, in excess of governmental and managed care contract payments. Community health services are activities and services for which no patient bill exists. These services are not expected to be financially self-supporting, although some may be supported by outside grants or funding. Amounts reported are net of any outside funding. Mercy amicare home healthcare, port huron actively collaborates with community groups and agencies to assist those in need in providing such services. Subsidized health services are net costs for billed services that are subsidized by mercy amicare home healthcare, port huron. These include services offered despite a financial loss because they are needed in the community and either other providers are unwilling to provide the services or the services would otherwise not be available in sufficient amount. Examples of services include free-standing community clinics, hospice care, mobile units, and behavioral health services. Community building activities include the costs of programs that improve the physical environment, promote economic development, enhance other community support systems, develop leadership skills training, and build community coalitions. Community benefit operations include costs associated with dedicated staff, community health needs and/or assets assessments, and other costs associated with community benefit strategy and operations. Health professions education includes the unreimbursed cost of training health professionals such as medical residents, nursing students, technicians and students in allied health professions.