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August 31, 2016

How to Read Your Explanation of Benefits

Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is sent by your insurance company two to three weeks after your initial appointment. This document details how your benefits were applied to your healthcare service.…

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August 19, 2016

Dining out vs Cooking at Home: Financial Savings and Health Benefits

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Why dine out when you can cook at home? Maybe because dining out is convenient, delicious, and the possibility of burning down the house is minimal.…

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June 28, 2016

Confused About Your Medical Bill? We’ve Got Your Back!

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Medical bills can be confusing. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a public challenge in May to design a new medical bill for patients that is easy to read and…

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April 28, 2016

Joe had an emergency and with it came unexpected medical costs

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As the Consumer Marketing Manager, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to dozens of people about managing the financial component of healthcare. I recently got to visit with Joe and his dog Sassy in…

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April 8, 2016

Yelp Rates Better than HCAHPS, Healthcare Consumerism and more in CarePayment’s News You Can Use

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Yelp Rates Patient Experience Better Than Satisfaction Surveys Is Yelp the new source for patient satisfaction ratings? Fierce Healthcare reports a recent study found the social media review site…

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September 23, 2015

Helping Patients Help Themselves

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Helping Patients Help Themselves Steep deductibles and out-of-pocket costs are hitting patients hard, causing a growing number to skip treatment and medications or leaving them unable to pay after…

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July 21, 2015

Early retirement can bring big healthcare bills

Early retirement can bring big healthcare bills

Whether they are eagerly trading in days spent behind a desk for days spent on a fairway or volunteering at the local animal shelter, or they are forced because of illness or other reasons to retire…

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July 1, 2015

These patients are getting care despite high deductibles

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Now that the issue of subsidies for healthcare insurance plans bought on the federal or state exchanges has been settled by the US Supreme Court, let’s turn to another serious cost issue facing…

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June 3, 2015

Managing Medicare’s Gotchas

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If you think worries over healthcare costs are over when you retire and are eligible for Medicare, think again. Just for starters, Medicare does not automatically kick in at 65. There are other common…