Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Care Providers’ Roles in Benefits Application

Medical professionals have made it their mission to treat their patients and offer them the highest level of quality health care possible. But apart from providing treatments and imparting sound medical advice, doctors and medical staff also play a vital role when it comes to their patients who are applying for government benefits. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Better and Healthier Future through the ACA

Since the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, the nation’s health care system has improved dramatically. Gone were the days when hospitalizations and treatments were difficult to pay for. Through this act, consumers are protected, and health care providers can easily provide their services to their patients, without worry of extensive paperwork or costs from insurance providers. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Providing Medical Information to Social Security

When processing new applications for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) lists down evidentiary requirements that will be provided by the hospitals, doctors, and other licensed professionals.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Enrollment Guidelines for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace for 2017

There is a new development within the Affordable Care Act Marketplace and those who have yet to get on board the system should take this as the perfect opportunity to do so. Healthcare facilities can help their patients prepare for the marketplace first of all by ensuring that they are given the right information about what to expect, what the new requirements are and what are the notable deadlines that they should pay attention to.

For the upcoming 2017 coverage, individuals may sign up for an open enrollment beginning November 1st of 2016.

2017 Enrollment Calendar

This registration will continue until the 31st of January in 2017. However, those who want to get covered as soon as Day 1 of the new year hits should get enrolled by December 15th. The blog article originally appeared on DECORM.com blog page.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Steady Increase: Social Security Disability for Children Recipients

A recent study reveals that there has been a steady increase in the numbers of children beneficiaries for disability social security. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is the one responsible for extending financial assistance to disabled individuals who also have limited resources.

According to the study, there had been an increase of as much as 1.8 percent in the number of children who received SSI benefits from the years 2004 to 2013. Among the identified contributing factors for this increase in recipients are 10 major mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. Head on over to DECORM.com blog page to know more.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Eligibility for Medicaid: How it Relates to Revenue Cycle Management

The application of Medicaid has greatly evolved throughout the years, and with it, the systems that govern it for efficacy. Despite it being in place for a good while now, there are still a lot of people who remain uncertain about their eligibility for Medicaid. Medicaid Expansion by State The first thing that patients should know is whether or not they are covered by the expansion of Medicaid. Not all states have adopted the expansion policy and so, there may be particular items that may not apply in case the state does not recognize it. Specifically, this pertains to the coverage of all households that fail to meet a certain income bracket. It used to be that a person’s Medicaid eligibility depended on their household size vis-a-vis their income, family status and disability among others. These are well-established tenets of Medicaid across all states. Read more on this article.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Revenue Cycle Management Services Help Improve Hospital Revenue Yield

The administrative aspect of running a hospital is otherwise known as revenue cycle management services. Without an organized and healthy system in place, the coordination among the different teams in the organization, from the doctors to the nurses, and even up to the administrative staff, are affected. Revising Data Collection The very first step in revenue cycle management is data collection. Setting up the profile of the patient should give the administration a clearer picture of the kind of approach they should have with the patient and their transactions. Various institutions are studying and looking into certain modifications to the payment terms indicated in the contracts, whether for insurance coverage, co-pay or self-pay. Modifications might also be implemented with data collection, which could possibly help further improve revenue yield, especially since the implementation of the new Medicaid expansion program. Read more from this blog.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Assisting Clients to Get Affordable Health Care

You may have patients who are confused about what health insurance type of health insurance to get. One way to assist them is to present to them the options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace.