Summary of the Status of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Grants and Loans Made Under the Health Maintenance Organization Act as of June 30, 1977

HRD-77-140: Published: Sep 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1977.

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Summaries of the status of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) grants and loans made under the Health Maintenance Organization Act as of June 30, 1977, were developed in order to help monitor the implementation of this act. The act authorized grant funds for feasibility studies and planning and initial development activities and loans for operational assistance after an organization becomes a federally qualified health maintenance organization. HEW has provided a total of $98.6 million in grant and loan assistance under the act to 168 organizations. Prior to implementation of the act, 24 of these organizations also received a total of $7.5 million under the Public Health Service Act to develop model health maintenance organizations.

As of June 30, 1977, there were 35 federally qualified health maintenance organizations. Twenty-eight of these received grant and loan assistance totaling more than $68 million under the Health Maintenance Organization Act. Of the 168 organizations, 140 have received grant funds totaling $30.2 million for the purpose of planning and developing qualified health maintenance organizations. Eighty-two of the 168 organizations are considered by HEW to be active grantees, while the remaining 86 are considered inactive. Total grant and loan funds received under the act by the active organizations were $89.2 million, while the inactive organizations received a total of $9.3 million.

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