Among the many ways you can help keep your patients healthy in 2018 is to make sure they have access to health care.
Therefore, this is a good time to remind those who do not have coverage through an employer that open enrollment in plans sold on or off the Affordable Care Act exchanges is occurring right now.
Also, your patients who are currently enrolled in Medicare now have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare coverage. Any changes in both of these programs will be effective Jan. 1.
To assist your patients with any potential changes, make sure they are aware of the health plans with whom you are in-network.
Open enrollment for ACA runs through Dec. 15, and Medicare closes on Dec. 7.
And to help make sure insurance claims for services you provided get filled correctly the first time, make sure your staff always asks patients for copies of their insurance cards, especially at the start of the new year.
More information on ACA can be found at www.healthcare.gov, while details on Medicare are at www.medicare.gov.
Action, Nov. 15, 2017
Last Updated On
November 16, 2017