Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - BGMC's New Financial Assistance Program Gets Kick-Started

The Medicaid Out-Patient Eligibility Department at Broward General Medical Center counseled 1,850 patients during its first month

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Health Broward General Medical Center has instituted a new program called M.O.P.E.D. (Medicaid Out-Patient Eligibility Department).  Individuals who have medical financial responsibilities, but do not have health insurance, are navigated through M.O.P.E.D. via a financial assistance application process.

“In the first month we served a total of 1,850 patients through M.O.P.E.D.,” said Mark Doyle, Broward General’s chief financial officer. “We are very pleased to partner with the community to provide healthcare services to patients as well as offer a program like M.O.P.E.D.  This program will enable individuals to apply for available financial resources that are so critical in these economically challenging times. We fully anticipate continued growth and success with the M.O.P.E.D program.”

The program helps patients in financial need apply for assistance programs like Medicaid and other state and federally funded programs, tax funds and charity care.

The M.O.P.E.D. office is located in Broward General Medical Center’s main lobby and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients, or their responsible parties, should contact 954-355-5442 to make an appointment or for more information.

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