Among the issues associated with the Affordable Care Act is ensuring that physicians are properly compensated for the work they do. Colton said he wants to work with physicians in the community to make sure they “receive fair payment and insurance reimbursement to let them have a viable practice.”
“Medicare and Medicaid continue to shrink their payments,” he said of physicians. “That’s why you see some physicians that may choose not to take Medicaid or Medicare patients, because they just can’t afford it, with how much it costs to deliver those services versus how much they get back. The hospital works closely with those physicians, supports their efforts to have their concerns heard by the government and to make sure physicians receive fair compensation for the services they’re delivering.”
Colton is also involved in the community as the Director of the Education Center for Weatherford College in Mineral Wells. He said he strives to make Mineral Wells a great place to raise a family and provide a good education. A good public hospital is part of that equation.
“Mineral Wells has always been our home,” he said. “We want the community to be a good community for all families. A place you can always call home.”