Consultation and Filing Assistance for Social Security Disability Insurance
At DECO Recovery Management, we work with patients to ensure that your healthcare establishment gets compensated for the care it provides. In many cases, if a patient is uninsured or underinsured, their medical bills go unpaid, resulting in a loss of revenue and service ability for your organization. We get into the middle of that process to help patients find ways to pay for their care and determine their eligibility for government healthcare coverage programs.
One such government program is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a program of the Social Security Administration (SSA). This program gives government assistance to people who have been working but have become disabled prior to retirement age and can no longer work. It also provides a safety net for the injured and those born with a disability. It offers peace of mind to many Americans who, because of their disability, are concerned about obtaining quality health care for themselves and their loved ones.
For patients and their families, eligibility for Social Security Disability can be a breath of fresh air in the midst of the stresses of disability. Not only can qualified individuals receive compensation and Medicare/Medicaid benefits for much-needed health care, but it also guarantees financial assistance for their everyday needs.
DECO’s Eligibility Process
Unfortunately, not many are aware that they qualify for the assistance. Those who know about their SSI eligibility, meanwhile, find applying for claims to be a tedious process which brings them even more stress. That’s why DECO is here. Our eligibility specialists meet with patients who are in need of financial assistance while they are still in the hospital in order to help determine their eligibility. If they meet SSDI eligibility criteria, we guide them through the process and even fill out the application for them. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) declines their application, our team will review the claim and file an appeal. We even attend to the finer details like providing transportation if your patient needs to appear before an Administrative Law Judge. Perhaps most importantly, we capture the patient’s information, gather their medical records and stay in contact with them and your healthcare establishment. We do this in order to keep them in the loop and make sure we have what we need to complete the process.
We are proud to have a 95 percent capture rate for patient information. This means that if you have a patient who needs financial assistance or insurance coverage for their medical bills, we’ll engage with them just about every time and discuss their specific needs. We have over a hundred years of Social Security Disability experience and are certified by the SSA to determine your patients’ eligibility for SSDI. Our network of contacts within Social Security’s Central Operations & Field Offices enables us to quickly and efficiently process your patients’ applications.
Recovery Management With Heart
It can seem a little insensitive to talk about healthcare payment with a patient while they’re still in your healthcare facility. That’s why we take a compassionate but practical approach. We let them know that we are not debt collectors, and they don’t have to pay for our help, either. Rather, we are there to help them stay out of debt so that they can move on with their lives without the crippling burden of medical bills that they will be unable to pay. We do whatever we can for patients and their families to make sure that they know they are not alone in this process.