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What Is Healthcare Payment Processing and Does Your Practice Need It?

August 16, 2019 | Medical Billing, Patient Financing

We live in a digital age where it’s easy to have anything delivered–simply, quickly, and conveniently. Healthcare is no exception, as the rise of healthcare consumerism indicates. There is a growing expectation that healthcare services of every kind will be delivered with the same kind of convenience as other kinds of products and services. This […]

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3 Ways to Improve the Patient Journey

June 11, 2019 | Patient Engagement, Patient Satisfaction, Patients

What is the Patient Journey Most patients feel uncomfortable. To varying degrees, patients are usually in your office because they’re experiencing some kind of pain and discomfort. This is compounded by any negative emotions instigated by their illness, and perhaps even the environment in which they are seeking care. For some, the patient journey may […]

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What You Need to Know About Patient Responsibility Payments

June 5, 2019 | Healthcare Financing, Homepage, Medical Billing, Patient Financing, Patient Pay

Historically, independent practices have had better collection rates than large networks or hospitals. But that’s changing. Patients are shouldering more and more of the financial burden for healthcare than ever before. Higher deductibles. More in premiums. Greater copays. In fact, Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that out-of-pocket patient pay rose about 230% between 2006-2015. That same […]

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What is Healthcare Consumerism?

What is Healthcare Consumerism?

May 17, 2019 | Patient Retention, Patient Satisfaction, Patients, Physicians

Healthcare consumerism can be described as the empowerment of the patient. It’s an economic model that marks the shift from “fee-for-service” to value-based care. It also reflects patients’ changing role from passive patient to a more active participant in their healthcare. Healthcare consumerism centers on patient desire for transparency and choice. What does it look […]

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3 Ways an Automated Healthcare Payment Solution Can Increase Collections

May 8, 2019 | Medical Billing, Patient Collections, Patient Pay

Traditionally, it was enough for a medical practice to render services, collect copay, submit a claim, and then bill the patient. For a growing number of urgent care centers (and other medical facilities) this model of billing and collecting is no longer optimal. This is in part due to changing consumer expectations, as well as […]

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