WSOA News & Events
Health Benefit Exchange Resources
From the Washington State Medical Association
County and Specialty Society Leadership,
No doubt physicians in your communities have questions about the new health care exchange. Coverage is Here. This is the state's slogan to promote the launch of Washington Healthplanfinder, the state's new health benefit exchange. On October 1 patients will be able to shop for health insurance coverage online, with coverage taking effect after January 1, 2014.
The WSMA has resources available to help your members navigate the new system.
We've redesigned our dedicated Health Benefit Exchange resources page at www.wsma.org/health-benefit-exchange. There you'll find comprehensive resources for physicians, including a section on what to tell patients, and a section on what they need to know for their practice. Also included are instructional videos, on-demand webinars, plus information on provider contracts.
The page also includes a simple, clear explanation for patients on how to get started getting enrolled, a cost-estimate calculator, and links to additional information.
Bookmark the page: www.wsma.org/health-benefit-exchange. We'll keep you posted as more resources become available. Please share this information with your memberships.
OIOM 2012 Report
A Nation in Motion Campaign
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently launched the A Nation in Motion campaign with the goal of raising awareness and understanding of the value of orthopaedic care among key audiences. To date, almost 600 patient success stories have been submitted to the website, with more added every day. But, as we continue to tell the stories of our patients, and their successes, it is now time to tell our own stories--to illustrate the caring, compassionate, dedicated and interesting people behind our scrubs.
Here are three NEW opportunities to market your practice and help show the value that your orthopaedic surgeons bring to our specialty:
L to R; Lyle Sorensen, MD, President, WSOA; State Sen. Derek Kilmer; Nicholas Rajacich, MD , president, WA State Medical Assn. WSOA members Lyle Sorensen (president) and Nick Rajacich (WSMA president) meet with 6th congressional district candidate Derek Kilmer to discuss AAOS legislative issues and deliver AAOS PAC contribution.
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