As clinical providers seek ways to improve the health of their patients at the population level, one great resource that they should tap is their county health department. If they are eligible, their medical bills, including bills for hospitals or nursing homes, will be paid totally or partially by the state government, depending upon the senior’s income. This development is credited to the efforts of Madeleine Bordallo, congresswoman of Guam, and of Roberto Romulo, former Department of Foreign Affairs secretary, who lobbied that Philippine hospitals be allowed to issue Medicare reimbursements.
Financial help for low income seniors, so that they are able to pay off their medical bills, is offered by this US State Government department in the form of a program known as ‘Medicaid’. This statute helps to improve efficiency, improve quality of care, and provide better information for patients and physicians.
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