EligibilityAdvocates Sets the New Standard in Patient Eligibility
Posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021
At EligibilityAdvocates, we are redefining patient eligibility and enrollment. Our Patient Advocates are raising the bar with higher performance standards, increased patient engagement, and (above all) a heartfelt commitment to patients, hospitals, and their communities.
Read on to learn how we go above and beyond to help our clients and their patients!
Eligibility REDEFINED: The EligibilityAdvocates Difference
On-Site Patient Advocates – Many other patient eligibility companies assist patients via email and phone or transitioned to conducting business remotely this past year. But even during the height of the pandemic, our Patient Advocates met in person (including home visits) with patients to help them obtain health coverage and/or financial assistance and other benefits.
We implemented extensive safety precautions to make this possible to ensure our clients’ patients were able to access the eligibility services they needed – and at a time when many were especially in need of this help. Our face-to-face interactions with patients build trust and result in higher conversion rates.
Expanded Coverage Hours – Patients need help outside of the typical Monday through Friday, “9 to 5” workday, yet most other patient eligibility and enrollment services operate within that timeframe. Our Patient Advocates are available on site, including in the Emergency Department, to help patients at a minimum of 12 hours/day, 6 days/week – and up to 24 hours/day, 7 days/week (based on peak analysis).
Screening Rate of 90 Percent – EligibilityAdvocates screens 90% of our clients’ uninsured patients BEFORE discharge. Patients who are screened and engaged before they leave the hospital are much more likely to follow through with the benefit application process.
We further increase patient engagement through bedside screening, home visits, and in-field patient advocacy. We then follow up with patients through their preferred communication method (e.g., text, email, letter) to keep them engaged as well.
Community Impact & Outreach – Our motto is, “Impacting Communities, One Patient at a Time.” Our Patient Advocates are passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients and their communities. This means they go the extra mile to assist patients beyond their medical bills, in any way they can.
For example, our Patient Advocates have:
- Reunited a missing woman with her family, located over 250 miles away.
- Enrolled a disabled patient in 7 different assistance programs to significantly improve his quality of life.
- Helped Spanish-speaking patients overcome language barriers to obtain assistance.
- Secured health coverage and financial assistance for a terminally ill patient and her newborn baby.
- Registered a scared mother and her abused daughter in housing and food assistance programs.
- And more – View all our Community Impact Stories here.
Additionally, we volunteer our services at community health fairs where we enroll residents in Medicaid or Marketplace insurance plans.
We also create job opportunities; our Patient Advocates are hired locally, expertly trained, and genuinely invested in the well-being of their own community.
Travel Assistance – When patients have no other mode of transportation, we can arrange for travel assistance so that they can meet in person with one of our Patient Advocates or attend a hearing at the Medicaid or Disability Office. This is provided at no cost to the patients or our clients.
All Accounts Worked – Many patient eligibility organizations focus only on the easier or high-balance cases. At EligibilityAdvocates, we work EVERY account across all areas (e.g., inpatient, outpatient, ED) and unlinked accounts are closed within 30 days. We make this commitment to pursuing the tough claims for our clients because we care about each patient and understand the impact this effort will make on your relationship with them.
Out-of-State Medicaid Services – One type of complicated claim which is frequently written off is the out-of-state Medicaid account. We can handle all aspects of out-of-state Medicaid enrollment, billing, and follow-up so that our clients don’t miss out on this substantial form of reimbursement. Our out-of-state Medicaid team has experience in all 50 states’ Medicaid programs.
Technology – EligibilityAdvocates is powered by HealthWare Systems’ patient engagement and revenue cycle technology solutions. HealthWare Systems has been a leading provider of fully integrated, customizable workflow solutions and Revenue Cycle Management software since 1998.
Our proprietary software, AdvocatorAI, is a comprehensive patient screening tool that finds existing coverage in real time and identifies alternative funding sources for patients’ medical bills while supporting patient advocacy through financial counseling and assistance. AdvocatorAI streamlines the benefit application process by producing application forms electronically and auto-populating them with patient data.
We also provide transparency of account status at all times through customizable dashboards, reports, and alerts.
Performance-Based Pricing – Choosing EligibilityAdvocates as your on-site patient eligibility and enrollment service equates to a guaranteed ROI. We offer contingent fee pricing; we are only paid once we’ve successfully helped you collect reimbursement.
EligibilityAdvocates: Eligibility REDEFINED
EligibilityAdvocates merges cutting-edge technology with the personal and human touch of our expert, on-site Patient Advocates to deliver higher performance standards, increased patient engagement, and a real, lasting impact on the community.
Contact us today to start maximizing patient advocacy at your facility while improving the financial outlook of your patients, organization, and entire community.