Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Eligibility for Medicaid Program and the Joint ACO Model: What to Know

As of 2015, there are at least 73 million people benefitting from the government’s Medicare program, according the Kaiser Family Foundation. As it turns out, it’s not just helping underprivileged citizens get the quality healthcare they deserve, but it’s also helping hospitals protect their bottom line.

Indeed, eligibility services—wherein specialists help patients determine their eligibility for Medicaid benefits—have helped hospitals avoid potential bad debt by helping minimize out-of-pocket costs. Since the Medicare program is subsidizing medical care costs, there is a lower probability that outstanding hospital bills will become debt.Read more from this blog:

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