Maryland: Get payment for diabetic eye exams

Last modified: August 12, 2021

Your practice has access to community health workers (CHW) from HCD International (HCDI). HCDI will provide the artificial intelligence equipment needed and hold clinic days for diabetic eye exams. You can submit a claim for the service they provide.

We have been utilizing HCDI’s services since 2014 to help UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Maryland members connect with appropriate community and social services, and help the members understand and follow your care plan.

What does HCDI do?

HCDI provides community health workers (CHWs) that:

  • Connect directly with patients to provide quality improvement support 
  • Have a deep understanding of your community
  • Have established trusting relationships that enable them to serve as liaisons between health or social services and the community
  • Act as facilitators to generate access to services and improve care delivery quality and cultural competence

What tasks will CHWs perform?

  • Facilitate communication and patient advocacy in interactions with health care and social service systems
  • Help patients understand their health condition(s) and develop strategies to improve their health and well-being
  • Deliver health information using culturally and linguistically appropriate terms and concepts
  • Identify social determinants of health and linking patients to health care and social service resources


For over 30 years, HCDI has provided service in care transformation and quality improvement to primary care practices in Maryland. It has been recognized by:

  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Top 100 Maryland Minority Business Enterprise

Next steps

Email HCDI with member information. Provide a direct phone number and fax line to Luan Pham, HCDI Project Manager, at, so the CHWs can request and send patient information.