A referral hospital sought to expedite eligibility and enrollment for its high volume uninsured and underinsured patient population by enhancing financial advocacy and support.
Creating price transparency
The client is a major referral hospital delivering medical services across four centers of excellence including Heart Care, Cancer Treatment, Women’s and Children’s Services, and Senior Services. The hospital’s patient population comprised mostly uninsured and underinsured patients.
The lack of a streamlined Patient Eligibility and Enrollment workflow meant that its patients did not have a clear understanding of their out-of-pocket expenses prior to accessing care. This resulted in significant financial burden for the patient population and growing bad debts for the hospital. The hospital wanted to engage its high volume uninsured and underinsured patient population early in the care delivery process and offer services to help alleviate the financial strain across the patient care journey.
Addressing staffing shortages
At the same, the hospital was also witnessing a staffing shortage and wanted to improve staffing efficiency using best practice-based workflows.
Reimagining patient eligibility and enrollment
Hospital leaders decided that a custom approach was vital to success. They partnered with Firstsource to help connect patients to public medical benefits, with the goal of increasing patient peace of mind and decreasing uncompensated care and bad debts. Firstsource deployed its proprietary Advocacy Services solution to design and support the Patient Eligibility and Enrollment process for its uninsured and underinsured patient population.
- Deployed proprietary solution
- Customized eligibility and enrollment workflows for each of the hospital’s four centers of excellence encompassing cross-functional team touchpoints and personalized patient engagement models.
- Provided support in loading coverage, dropping claims, and monitoring the entire eligibility process.
To streamline processes, Firstsource created tailored eligibility and enrollment workflows for each of the four centers of excellence. The custom workflows were designed to create end-to-end claims visibility. The Firstsource Advocacy team helps with loading coverage, dropping claims, and monitoring the entire eligibility process.