Health Reform will have a significant impact on the practice of HIV providers in the US and their patients.
Many patients who previously lacked health coverage, had insufficient coverage, or had to rely on safety net programs like the Ryan White program, and Community Health Centers, will have new opportunities to gain health coverage.
However, these new systems of coverage for patients will also impact the practices of HIV providers. Are you ready?
Background on the Law
What It Means For My Practice
As an HIV provider, your practice will be profoundly affected by many of these changes. Providers need to take steps now to prepare their practice for significant changes that begin in 2014.
For HIV providers it will be increasingly important to get your practice connected to the various systems of coverage in your state. Connecting your practice to the state Medicaid program, Medicaid Managed Care plans, and to the new Qualified Health Plans offered in the state Insurance Exchanges will be key to retaining access to the patients in those coverage systems.
As an HIV care provider, you may be able to identify a member of your health care team to become certified as an enrollment counselor, and receive training to assist patient enrollment among your patients. Or, you may want to connect your patients with enrollment counselors in your area.
What It Means For My Patients
What Is Happening In My State