The HRSA Dental Reimbursement Program will provide Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (WHMC) with funding that we will invest back into patient direct services and patient education and outreach about dental services available to HIV patients at WHMC. During the project reporting period (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021), the WHMC Dental Clinic served 117unique HIV+ patients however we encountered an estimated $132,886 in unreimbursed costs associated with the oral health care services provided to these patients. During the period of 07/01/2020– 06/30/2021 WHMC was one of the few hospitals that was providing dental treatment during the Covid 19 pandemic in New York City. During that time the cost per dental clinic increased due to the implementation of additional infection control measures required to provide dental treatment in a safe environment that protects our dental practitioners, supporting staff and patients. The total number of visits provided by WHMC for HIV+ patients from 07/01/2020 to 06/30/2021 = 457 Total cost per visit $315 Total Cost of all Visits = Total visits (457) x Cost Per Visit ($315) = $143,955 Total Reimbursement Received ( Medicaid ( non-HMO/non-managed care, Medicaid( HMO/managed care), Other public insurance, Private Insurance, including HMO/managed care, self-pay or cash, ADAP and Medicare HMO = $11,106 Total Cost of all Visits ($143,955) – Total Reimbursement Received ( $11,106) = Total Unreimbursed Cost ( $132,849) The Dental clinic at WHMC is conveniently located within the hospital. The clinic is the only site where our dental Residents and Attendings provide direct patient care to all patients of our community including those living with HIV/AIDS. The department of Dental Medicine works closely with the Positive Health (HIV Services) Department of the institution in the coordination of the dental care of our patients living with HIV/AIDS. The Positive Health Management department at Wyckoff is the HIV Services Depar
tment that provides comprehensive HIV Primary Care, HIV prevention, and sexual health services to patients living with HIV or AIDS We will utilize funds from the HRSA Dental Reimbursement Program to enhance our Dental Student and Resident education and training program for both staff and patients, and to purchase or replace Dental Clinic supplies so that we can continue to serve with the highest quality equipment all Dental patients at WHMC including those living with HIV/AIDS.