(PRWEB) August 26, 2013
On Thursday, August 15, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces.
DECO is humbled to be among those groups selected to serve as a Navigator. “DECO fosters a culture of service within our organization and to be selected to serve our fellow Americans and have an impact in the lives of millions is a humbling opportunity”, said Godlee Davis, EVP. “We are further humbled at the opportunity to be stewards of the tax payers’ funds and to ensure the facilitation of affordable and accessible quality healthcare,” says Andy Foland, VP. DECO will be working with experienced community partners such as The Benefit Bank of South Carolina, with over 2000 volunteers across the state as well as chambers of commerce, hospitals and hospital associations across the country.
Navigators receive extensive training and will be the source of community education, screening, and enrollment to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplaces, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Since 1993, DECO has assisted hospitals with a full suite of eligibility management services ensuring effective and efficient conversion of bad debt into cash that directly hits the hospital’s bottom line. We believe exceptional efforts produce exceptional results. Our team is driven to make the DECO Difference each day!
DECO focuses on a compassionate, empathetic patient-advocacy approach to eligibility services that not only provides hospitals with a targeted revenue flow solution for their uninsured and underinsured populations, but greatly enhances patient satisfaction.
DECO's team of Eligibility Experts guide and mentor each patient through the complex maze of applications for federal, state or local programs. But our work doesn't stop once the application is submitted. DECO continues to follow-up on the status of the application, answer any questions from the patient, utilize our fleet of field reps to retrieve required documents from the patient or transport to required hearings, and if the application is denied, DECO will review and move forward with the appeals process.
DECO's notable platform of People, Processes and Technology enables us to handle a variety of patient volumes - from multi-facility health systems to small rural hospitals - yet retain a small business feel that allows us to be responsive and patient-centric. DECO can tailor our approach and processes so that we can be exceedingly responsive to the specific goals and needs of each site.
To find out how DECO can help your organization navigate the ACA please contact us toll free at 888-702-0690.