Hospital Efforts to Insure Patients Pays Dividends

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  • June 24 2014, 9:57am EDT

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss., has a program to determine if uninsured patients may be eligible for healthcare coverage which has helped several thousand get insurance since 2008.

In 2013, as implementation of the Affordable Care Act was in full swing with the pending launch of the Healthcare.gov enrollment website, the hospital contracted with the Chamberlin Edmonds unit of Emdeon, which provides outsourced eligibility determination and enrollment services in more than 300 hospitals, and got more than 100 patients signed up for insurance during the first ACA open enrollment period.

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