Say that you have patients who don't have health insurance. They're not eligible for Cooper Green Mercy Health Services, the Veterans Administration, Medicaid/Medicare, or for a subsidy through the Affordable Care Act.
"What the healthcare community hates about the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) is that our patients have very few choices and are not able to have the insurance they expect," says Chad Mathis, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Pelham, Alabama.
ARCpoint Health has unveiled a new software tool to enable primary care physicians to garner greater reimbursements and better manage labs.
PwC's Health Research Institute looks at areas of interest to the industry in 2017 starting with the looming questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.
Insurers have jumped ship on the health insurance marketplace in Alabama. Started in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the exchange has offered options by insurance carriers to all individuals and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees.
There's one provision of the Affordable Care Act that hasn't gotten much attention outside the industry, but it's a significant one: providers face financial penalties when a patient is readmitted more than 30 days after treatment.
Gary Palmer, candidate in Alabama's 6th Congressional District, has a number of ideas concerning healthcare.
With the introduction of new health insurance plans stemming from the Affordable Care Act, deductibles and copays may be leaping beyond most patients’ ability to pay. “Some of our clients have seen deductibles of $5,000 or more,” says Jim Stroud, CPA, with Warren Averett Kimbrough & Marino. “Practices that have struggled in the past to collect $50 copays are going to suffer significantly.”
To meet Stage 2 of Meaningful Use of their electronic health records (EHR)—and earn another portion of the reimbursements—practices must begin to engage patients through online options.
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