Submitted on Wed, 2013-11-13
By Cecelia Jacobson

The Affordable Care Act helps those that are uninsured find health coverage in two different ways.

Obamacare Health Insurance Exchanges

The Affordable Care Act has launched, and despite a few hiccups with the signup website, the new Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) are live and ready for the general public to begin taking advantage of. People can now literally just hop online to get to the Health Insurance Exchanges and shop for the insurance plan that best fits their needs. This is great for the consumer and it’s also great for local health departments looking to boost their revenue.

Health Insurance Exchange

More Insured Patients

The Affordable Care Act helps those that are uninsured find health coverage in two different ways.

Health Insurance Exchanges are a great place for the public to shop for private health insurance plans that are low-cost and meet all the new federal requirements.

Medicaid is also expanding and changing its qualification requirements so that more children are covered based on income levels. Some states have chosen to opt out of the Medicaid expansion though, so be sure to check out if your state is one of them.

affordable care act and Health Insurance Exchanges

More patients with health insurance and Medicaid means more patients that you can bill for providing services to.

How Local Health Departments Can Capture More Revenue

Now it’s up to your local health department to capture all that new potential revenue that has come about from the Affordable Care Act. Your ability to do so all comes down to how efficient and effective your billing program is.

The increase in patients with private insurance means you’ll have to go through the process of credentialing and contracting with each provider to get reimbursed at maximized rates. Don’t leave any revenue on the table; bill for everything and make sure you have the processes in place to get reimbursed.

You can rely on Upp Technology’s knowledge and experience to help you set up a successful billing program today. Give our public health consultants a call today so you can get credentialed, contracted and on your way to billing faster.

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