Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Help for Patients with Social Security Disability

Sometimes the patients you treat may be eligible for social security disability. You can help them with this process to make them feel valued as a consumer of your facility’s services.

Speed Up Their Claims Process

Getting social security disability can take a long time, so you need to do everything possible to speed up the claims process for your patients. You can do this in many ways, such as submitting the medical records yourself.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Eligibility for Medicaid: Helping Patients Know

When it comes to health insurance, many people want to apply for Medicaid because of the low-cost options. You can provide information about how this process works so that you can better serve patients, making them want to come back to your hospital again when needing treatment.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Helping Applicants with Disability Social Security

There may be many patients you treat in your hospital that could qualify for disability social security. Better serve them by taking them through the process, making their lives much less stressful.

Providing Medical Evidence

For patients to get these benefits, they need to show that they are indeed disabled. You need to tell patients how they can do this, which includes making a list of the hospitals and doctors that they have consulted with. If it is your hospital, make sure to communicate with the doctor they have been seeing, and ensure that he can provide the pertinent medical records.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Affordable Care Act Marketplace: Helping Patients

Having health insurance is important for patients who utilize your hospital services. If they are trying to search for it through the affordable care act marketplace, there are methods you can consider to help the process go as smoothly as possible.

Different Types

To make the process simpler, you should provide patients with a chart that breaks down the different types of health insurance. Some of these include HMO, PPO, EPO, and POS. Some plans let you choose the doctor while others require you to use an accredited specialist.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Affordable Care Act Marketplace Boosts Number of Insured Patients

Gone are the days when individuals from a specific income bracket worry about hospital bills and basic health necessities as they cannot afford to pay for a premium of health insurance yet, are still not qualified for a Medicaid coverage. The affordable care act marketplace has introduced new ways in which these same individuals can pay for quality health care without adversely affecting their finances.

Aside from the Medicaid expansion, ACA’s new health insurance marketplace coverage options have made it feasible for every individual residing below the federal poverty line to afford various healthcare services – a feat that has never been possible before.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Educate Patients on Social Security Disability to Improve Revenue

Healthcare in today’s America has become more accessible, thanks largely to the laws passed these past few years to make it all possible. Nowadays, health services are not only available to those who are able to pay high premium insurances but also to those that come from low income families and those who are suffering all kinds of debilitating physical disabilities.

However, not everybody is aware that they are eligible to get social security disability from the government, if the need arises. In fact, it seems like most Americans don’t know much about this program, as they firmly believe that disability is a situation that can only happen to somebody else.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Hospital Revenue Cycle Management

With the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, some states have invariably adapted the expansion of Medicaid to accommodate more people and provide a quality healthcare services. This means that the eligibility for Medicaid, for some, has become a lot easier, especially for those whose yearly income falls under the coverage gap.

The Paradox of Medicaid Expansion

The Medicaid expansion has been both lauded and criticized by opposing parties who are still arguing on the possible effects the ACA on the business of healthcare services. On one hand, the increasing number of those who visit hospitals and other various healthcare providers can only spell a better hospital revenue cycle management for the facilities located in states that adopted the Medicaid expansion.

Monday, August 1, 2016

What is Revenue Cycle Management in the Face of Possible ACA Limbo?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) had its share of difficulties and controversies from the time it was proposed up until the time it was signed and enacted by the Obama administration. But, as the time for President Barack Obama to step down looms closer, the fate of ACA becomes vaguer, with analysts expecting that certain provisions under this law will come under intense debate once again.

In the middle, healthcare providers are caught in a limbo, with many of them asking, “What is revenue cycle management in the face of this incoming political change?”

The ACA and its effects on the revenue cycle management

The ACA’s objectives are to: increase affordability of health insurance, lower the number of people uninsured and reduce the overall costs of healthcare without sacrificing its quality.