Encouraging Patient Engagement through Financial Communicati...

Posted on Jan 08 2015 by
Rudyard Kipling famously wrote, “Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” That was once true of care delivery and medical payments; they were two separate departments encountered at different stages during a physician or hospital visit, and each was siloed to the activities of the other. Today, patients are avid participants in their care and are more engaged and concerned with where their...

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The Patient Perspective: Keeping the Financial Experience Co...

Posted on Mar 05 2014 by
Meet Joe—a patient who is walking into a healthcare office, terrified of the news he might hear. He is confused and overwhelmed, not sure of where to turn for help. Joe isn’t entering a doctor’s exam room – he is actually walking into a hospital’s patient registration area, waiting to receive information about how much his procedure is going to cost. Although anxious about the procedure, Joe is even more...

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Staying one step ahead: How data and analytics can help pred...

Posted on Feb 11 2014 by
There aren’t too many situations in which an individual purchases a product or service, but is NOT asked to pay for it right away. Healthcare, however, is somewhat unique in that regard, often avoiding a retail-based experience where patients receive service, but pay quite some time later, whether in full or the balance. Not surprisingly, this approach often times adversely impacts healthcare organizations in many ways....

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Patient Access Staff: The Gatekeepers to the Patient Experi...

Posted on Dec 12 2013 by
We encounter gatekeepers every day, ranging from TSA agents at the airport and call-center operators for online retailers to office receptionists and hotel front desk staff. Gatekeepers have a tough job as they manage access, filter information, provide advice and maintain order. Their attitude and actions dramatically impact our experience as consumers. The healthcare industry must shift from a patient focus to a consumer...

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