Patient Access Services

About Patient Access Services

Diversify your revenue sources, secure your long-term viability, improve access, and maintain or expand your services to vulnerable populations with these flexible and highly effective reimbursement solutions and transitional care programs. HASC connects you with the right public health agencies to deliver tools and resources that meet your business goals and patients’ needs.

Help Patients Find Optimal Medicare Coverage with Well Advised

The 2023 Medicare Open Enrollment period is quickly approaching: October 15 through December 7, with coverage changes taking effect January 1. During this time, an estimated one in six Californians with Medicare will search for a plan that better meets their needs, saves money or both. Optimal patient access to Medicare is also a priority […]

Medical Baseline Power Allowances: How Hospitals Can Assist Patients

Southern California Edison (SCE) offers the following alert for hospitals on the utility’s Medical Baseline Allowance program. If a patient or someone in a patient’s household requires the regular use of electrically-powered medical equipment or other qualifying medical devices they may quality for the program, which provides more electricity at the lowest baseline rate to help offset the cost of operating […]

Artificial Intelligence is Well-Advised to Handle Medicare Enrollment Challenges for Hospitals

Ensuring optimal patient access is always a challenge for hospitals and hospital staff. Securing prior authorization for procedures takes a lot of staff time. Often, these procedures get denied or delayed while staff determines coverage. Many times, procedures are referred and then determined to be out-of-network, requiring more out-of-pocket expenses for patients who usually cannot afford […]

Workforce Development: County of Orange Recognized for its Mobile One-Stop Center

The Orange County Business Council has awarded the County of Orange the Business Retention and Expansion Program Award for its Mobile One-Stop Unit. The Mobile One-Stop Unit is a reinvention of the brick-and-mortar OC One-Stop Center that travels to various communities throughout Orange County to provide workforce development services to businesses and job seekers. The Orange County […]

In the Spotlight: Ana Reza

HASC’s Patient Access Services department, or PAS for short, has long focused on helping hospitals access publicly-provided services. Since 1994, Orange County-based Ana Reza has directed the effort. Reza, who holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in gerontology, divides her time between three main programs that help facilities expand services to vulnerable populations. Each individual program also helps hospitals access […]

In the Spotlight: Aizita Magaña

Aizita Magaña plays a lead role in the region’s fight against COVID-19 this month. As director of planning and public partnerships with the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program, she shapes communications around one of Southern California’s most critical vaccination efforts of the past century. Magaña is a public health professional with a passion for […]