Health care financing system and method

CAFC
  • US 8,185,408 B2
  • Filed: 01/23/2008
  • Issued: 05/22/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/13/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer program product stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the computer program product having computer-executable code instructions which are executable on a computer server to determine eligibility of a patient to receive health care financial assistance, the computer-executable code instructions comprising:

  • first code instructions for receiving patient data;

    second code instructions for receiving credit information derived from a credit report of the patient;

    third code instructions for comparing at least a portion of the patient data and at least a portion of the credit information to respective portions of qualification criteria for each of a plurality of health care financial assistance plans stored in a database within a computer memory, at least a portion of the qualification criteria providing a measure to identify whether the patient has less than adequate means to pay for a health care expense associated with the patient, each of the plurality of health care financial assistance plans offering defrayment of at least a portion of the health care expense if the patient qualifies for the respective health care financial assistance plan;

    fourth code instructions for determining if the comparison satisfies the qualification criteria for at least one of the plurality of health care financial assistance plans; and

    fifth code instructions for providing notification of eligibility for every one of the plurality of health care financial assistance plans in which the comparison satisfied the qualification criteria.

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