Webcast on enrollment highlights best practices
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Department of Health and Human Services hosted a webcast on the important role hospitals and health systems continue to play in enrolling their communities in health insurance marketplaces under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Cynthia Taueg, vice president of ambulatory and community health services at St. John Providence Health System in Warren, MI, part of Ascension Health, and Judy Rich, CEO of Tucson (AZ) Medical Center, shared examples of enrollment efforts and best practices, including low-cost strategies that hospitals and health systems easily can adopt.
Taueg said, "We really are stressing the need to work with our partners." She touted successful enrollment partnerships with federally qualified health centers, local health departments, and libraries. Rich highlighted community events in Tucson such as health fairs and education seminars that have helped her hospital reach more than 50,000 people since it started these activities in October.
A replay of the webcast is available on www.aha.org/getenrolled.