How effective is your organization's financial assistance eligibility program?

Healthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association

PubMedID: 20178238

Woodward D. How effective is your organization's financial assistance eligibility program?. Healthc Financ Manage. 2010;64(2):40-2.
Steps to take in determining whether your organization's financial assistance eligibility program should be revamped include the following: Conduct a "gap analysis" to evaluate your organization's specific needs. Communicate with other facilities that have faced similar problems to uncover what solutions worked--or didn't work--for them. Recognize that identifying coverage for the underinsured and uninsured requires a special skill set.