As more and more provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act take effect, we’re hearing from more and more physicians whose patients have questions about what the changes mean. Here are two good resources to help you answer those questions:
- Because Your Doctor Cares is an easy-to-understand TMA brochure that addresses the questions asked by uninsured patients and those covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. Call the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955 to order free copies.
- Be Covered Texas is a new BCBSTX campaign to educate uninsured Texans about their rights, options, and requirements to obtain coverage through the new health insurance exchange. Open enrollment in the exchange begins in October and penalties for noncoverage begin next January. The program includes a booklet, website, and text-message campaign.