Designation expands company’s service offering to educate consumers about healthcare options available through California marketplaces
MedAssist, a leading provider of eligibility, enrollment and other revenue recovery solutions, announced that after completing a comprehensive review process, it has been approved to be a Certified Enrollment Entity by Covered California, California’s new health insurance exchange.
On behalf of hospital clients and in support of their patients, MedAssist will provide services that help individual patients understand, apply and enroll for health coverage through the California-based marketplace.
“The CEE designation recognizes our unwavering commitment to ensure the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the positive engagement of patients who are eligible for new forms of coverage,” said Mitzi Winters, MedAssist Chief Operating Officer. “The designation in California further supports our mission to help patients in need find paying solutions for their healthcare expenses. Our roots run deep in patient advocacy, and the opportunity to assist patients with healthcare insurance marketplace enrollment is one more way in which we can support our hospital partners in California and the patients they serve,” Winters said.
“We have made a significant commitment of time and resources to ensure that our California hospital partners are prepared to take advantage of the benefits of the ACA. As such, we have implemented a rigorous training process that has established our employees as Certified Enrollment Counselors in the State of California,” Winters said. “Each employee has invested more than 40 hours of training to date and will continue as necessary,” she said.
Certified Enrollment Entities are entities and organizations that are eligible to be trained and registered to provide in-person assistance to consumers and help them apply for Covered California health plans. The roles of a Certified Enrollment Entity are to conduct public education activities to raise awareness about the availability of Covered California health plans. Entities will distribute fair and impartial information concerning enrollment into qualified health plans as well as facilitate enrollment into qualified health plans available through Covered California. Certified Enrollment Entities must provide information that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.