October 1 is fast approaching and it marks the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.
Those Texans who select their health insurance from the federal Health Insurance Marketplace can have coverage that begins as early as Jan. 1.
With the changes coming down the pike for health care providers, Graham Regional Medical Center has been trying to prepare as much as possible.
Hospital Administrator Steve Hartgraves said his team has been working with a management consultant to ready themselves.
The office staff has been working to develop the hospital’s internal process so they’ll be able to hand the ACA insurance patients when they come to the hospital from an insurance billing standpoint.
The open enrollment period will close March 31 of next year.
To read the complete article, see the Sept. 18 edition of The Graham Leader.