Experian Healthcare launches tool to enable providers to identify and help
enroll eligible individuals for health insurance exchange (HIX) subsidized
HIX Screening and Enrollment allows providers to reduce bad debt and improve
patient satisfaction by helping uninsured consumers sign up for healthcare
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Experian ^ Healthcare, a leading
provider of revenue cycle products; consultative services; and data for health
systems, hospitals and medical groups, today announced the launch of a new
tool that helps healthcare providers identify patients who meet the income
requirements to receive health insurance exchange (HIX) tax credits and
federal subsidies, and assists with the automation of the enrollment process
by prepopulating the state's HIX application form.
As part of the Affordable Care Act individual mandate, U.S. citizens and legal
residents will be required to have qualifying health coverage starting in
2014. Those who do not have insurance through their employer or through
Medicaid or Medicare will have the option to go to a new HIX marketplace in
their state to enroll in a private healthcare plan. Open enrollment in the
exchanges will last from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014; coverage will
begin as early as Jan. 1, 2014.
"Medical bills can sometimes be difficult to collect, especially when treating
patients with minimal to no health insurance," said Dan Buell, general manager
of Experian Healthcare. "As a result, we've developed HIX Screening and
Enrollment to support healthcare providers as they assist their patients to
obtain adequate medical coverage. By helping patients enroll into the
appropriate plans, healthcare organizations will be better positioned to
reduce bad debt and create an enhanced patient experience."
Within HIX Screening and Enrollment, healthcare providers can educate patients
on their out-of-pocket expenses under their new health plan. With access to
secondary tools, such as the subsidy calculator, healthcare providers can
enter different income levels, ages and family sizes to estimate the patient's
eligibility for subsidies. Additionally, a health benefits comparison chart
will enable healthcare providers to go over the patient's health plan benefits
from a state's HIX program.
For more information on HIX Screening and Enrollment, or Experian Healthcare's
other leading products and services, visit http://www.experian.com/healthcare.
About Experian Healthcare
Experian Healthcare is the leader in providing revenue cycle management
products and consultative services powered by data and analytics to health
systems, hospitals, medical groups and specialty organizations, helping them
to optimize payment processes, reduce bad debt and make more informed business
decisions. With clients at more than 900 healthcare organizations nationwide,
Experian Healthcare delivers financial insight that allows healthcare
organizations to better understand their financial performance, drive
operating margin improvement, mitigate risk and protect revenue streams. Its
suite of patient access, claims and contract management, and collections
products and consultative services gives healthcare organizations greater
visibility into critical revenue cycle management processes and meets the
industry's growing need for a single integrated source of financial data and
analytics that can adapt to current and future payment models. For more
information on Experian Healthcare and its suite of products, visit
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