Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
Internal Medicine Specialists (IMS) announces a partnership with the New Mexico Primary Care Association and the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange to train on-staff, in-office Health Care Guides who are certified to help individuals understand the Affordable Care Act and enroll for affordable health insurance. Enrollment counseling and assistance is offered free of charge to both IMS patients and the general public as part of IMS’s continued commitment to the availability and ease of access to quality medical care for all. The IMS Health Care Guide team is available by appointment during normal business hours as well as evenings and weekends.
“IMS is embracing the positive changes of the Affordable Care Act,” said Dr. Josh Brown, M.D., managing partner of Internal Medicine Specialists. “We look forward to more Americans being covered by affordable healthcare and will help anyone who has questions or needs help signing up.”
The IMS Health Care Guide team is composed of eight on-staff Health Care Guides who received certification training through a partnership with the New Mexico Primary Care Association and New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange. The Guides are available to help answer general questions from consumers, explain provisions and coverage of available policies, facilitate the evaluation and selection of health plans and troubleshoot enrollment challenges. For coverage starting in 2014, the Open Enrollment Period will end March 31, 2014. Individuals without health insurance can avoid penalties by enrolling in a plan by this date.
Health Care Guides will also conduct outreach events in the community through the end of March. Events are free of charge and are open to the public, please see http://bewellnm.com/calendar/ for the full schedule. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (575) 224-6757 or visit the IMS website http://www.internalmedicinesf.com.
Founded in the 1970s by prominent Santa Fe physician leaders, Internal Medicine Specialists (IMS) is the longest running continuous independent practice in Santa Fe. A multi-disciplinary healthcare practice, IMS provides superior medical care from its renowned group of more than 20 medical professionals. Located at 1650 Hospital Drive Suite 800, the medical practice offers comprehensive, whole-patient care with an emphasis on availability and ease of access. In addition to 24-hour on-call services, the office accepts walk-in visits for existing patients and is able to see new patients within 48 hours.
For more information, contact:
575 635 5658