Molina Healthcare of Michigan recently provided a RetinaVue 700 Imager to Grace Health which will be used for patients with diabetes. The RetinaVue is a smart camera that is specifically designed to take high resolution images of the eye and retina. Once the image is taken, it will be sent to a retinal specialist to determine if the patient has healthy vision or diabetic retinopathy.
By having a RetinaVue, Grace Health will be able to provide care for patients with diabetes who are not up to date on their diabetic vision exam. Although having a diabetic eye exam with an optometrist or an ophthalmologist is always the best option for a patient with diabetes, often there are barriers for patients which make it difficult for them to make it to these appointments. With the RetinaVue, Grace Health staff can get imaging while the patient is in the office and know within 24 hours when patients have a serious vision issue and intervention from a specialist is needed.
Grace Health staff are currently being trained in the use of the RetinaVue and plan to start providing this service for patients with diabetes in January 2024.
Grace Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center and has been serving Calhoun County since 1986, providing care to 1 in 4 County residents. In 2022, more than 96,500 visits were scheduled at Grace Health for just over 27,000 patients, averaging about 400 new patients each month. As of 3rd quarter 2023, more than 81,200 visits have been scheduled for almost 25,000 patients. Approximately 72% of patients seen at Grace Health either have Medicaid or are uninsured. Grace Health employs almost 390 staff. To learn more about Grace Health and services provided, visit the website at www.gracehealthmi.org.
Molina Healthcare of Michigan has been providing government-funded health care since 1997. The Company serves members through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals), and Health Insurance Exchange programs throughout Michigan. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed healthcare services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Molina Healthcare served approximately 5.2 million members as of September 30, 2023, located across 19 states. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Michigan, visit MolinaHealthCare.com.