The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Charity Screening...

Posted on Feb 26 2015 by
Significant changes in health insurance coverage are delivering a good and bad news report for providers. The good news is the continuing decline in the number of uninsured Americans. As of January 2015, the current uninsured rate is at an historic low of 12.9%. Much of this decrease can be attributed to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with 7.1 million people enrolled in a plan on the federal marketplace, as well as an...

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Solving the Self-Pay and HDHP Patient Collections Conundrum...

Posted on Jul 09 2014 by
In the “good old days,” U.S. healthcare was basically free – at least that’s what patients with a good insurance plan believed. You may have had a small co-pay, but if you were employed, chances were that you and your family received comprehensive health insurance that took a barely noticeable bite out of your paycheck. Fast forward to 2014, and that rosy picture is long gone. Changing reimbursement models are...

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Patient Experience and HIX: An Underexplored Connection...

Posted on Oct 03 2013 by
Americans who do not currently receive health insurance through their employers or a government program such as Medicaid or Medicare are now required to obtain insurance coverage or pay a penalty tax per the Affordable Care Act’s individual health insurance coverage mandate. These consumers can go to newly created health insurance exchanges (HIX) — offered through the state or federal government, depending on where an...

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