Help Your Patients Get The Health Coverage They Need
Acquiring affordable health insurance coverage can become a reality for many patients—including those who have been uninsured as a result of pre-existing conditions or limited finances—as early as Jan. 1.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), patients can secure an affordable health plan through the new health insurance marketplace in their state, which began Oct. 1. Enrollment for 2014 will remain open through March 31.
Prepare your practice to navigate these new ACA changes with the AMA-MGMA medical practice checklist for 2014 ACA implementation.
Help your patients obtain the coverage they need. Use the following resources to answer questions your patients may ask you and direct them to helpful information and guidance for securing coverage through the new marketplace.
As a Champion of Coverage, the AMA is committed to providing physicians with the information they need to help their patients enroll. The AMA remains committed to securing needed changes that will improve the law moving forward.
- AMA-MGMA medical practice checklist for 2014 ACA implementation
- Sample letter to patients about potential provider network changes
- FAQs regarding how to obtain coverage
- Fact sheet: Coverage under the ACA
- What to do if you have patients entering the 90-day ACA "grace period"
- Healthcare.gov flier to post in your office
States are heavily involved in ACA implementation, and in particular, with health insurance exchanges. To help states address some of the key issues raised by these exchanges, the AMA has created six model bills for legislators and medical societies to use in their advocacy on state exchange implementation.
The AMA responds regularly to detailed policy proposals being issued by the federal agencies charged with implementing the ACA. Learn more about the AMA’s ACA-related advocacy.