live webcast, Health Insurance Exchange: Business Impact, at noon CST on Dec. 5, will help answer
many of the questions you probably have about the health insurance exchanges
created by the Affordable Care Act. Lee
Spangler, TMA vice president for medical economics, will examine the details of
the exchanges and what they mean to your practice.
As the December issue of Texas Medicine will report, you need to figure out if you are
participating in the plan(s) offered in your area and if they will affect your
current payer contracts. You'll need to learn how to identify patients on the
exchange plans and what happens if these patients don't pay their premiums. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission estimates 40
percent of the state's 6 million uninsured are eligible for exchange
subsidies. But, only 2,991 Texans successfully picked a plan during the
first month of the exchange's open enrollment period, U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services reported.
You will earn 1 hour of continuing medical education credit by
joining the live webcast.
Action, Nov. 15, 2013