July 12, 2016

Paperless or Paper. Did You Give Them a Choice?

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This is a tree. I say hi to it most mornings on my run up the side of Mt. Tabor in Southeast Portland, Oregon. At 150 feet tall, it’s still a baby for a giant sequoia. A big tree like this exchanges…


May 13, 2016

Easy-to-read Medical Bills, Price Transparency Tools and more in CarePayment’s News You Can Use

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Patient Experience a Key Driver in Profit Margin Growth for Hospitals New research suggests that prioritizing patient experience could help increase hospitals’ net margins, reports Healthcare…


April 29, 2016

Healthcare Costs #1 Financial Burden and more in CarePayment’s News You Can Use

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Healthcare Costs are America’s No. 1 Financial Burden, Survey Finds Americans rank healthcare costs as their number one financial burden, according to GOBankingRates’ survey. The results also…


April 21, 2016

Hospitals’ Cash Flow Crisis, UnitedHealth and more in CarePayment’s News You Can Use

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Hospitals Face Likely Cash Flow Crisis as Patient Self-Pay Increases A recent study found patient payments will grow at a rate of ten percent from 2015 to 2016, according to Health Data Management.…


April 12, 2016

Healthcare providers: Yelp isn’t coming, it’s already here

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“Never again will I make the mistake of coming to this hospital.” Yelp Review, 3/1/2016 In today’s super-connected world, word of mouth referrals have taken on new life and increased…


April 5, 2016

Hospitals Respond to Cost Anxiety

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Hospitals Respond to Cost Anxiety Day Kimball Health Care is featured in a new HealthLeaders article titled “How Real Is Healthcare Consumerism.” Sarah Ginnetti, director of revenue cycle, says…


April 1, 2016

CMS Requires New Rules, Mortgages for Healthcare and more in CarePayment’s News You Can Use

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CMS Rule Guarantees Payment for Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment for Low-Income Patients States will now be required to provide assistance for mental health or substance abuse issues to…


March 25, 2016

Use of Alternative Sites Rise, Medical Debt Collection and more in CarePayment’s News You Can Use

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Use of Clinics, Other Alternative Care Sites, Swells, Survey Finds Healthcare consumers are looking to alternative care site for their care needs, Healthcare Finance News reports. These sites…


March 18, 2016

Satisfied Patients Likely to Pay in Full, Credit Checks more in CarePayment’s News You Can Use

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Study: Satisfied Patients More Likely to Pay Medical Bills in Full Becker’s Hospital Review reports how medical bills are more likely to be paid in full if patients are satisfied with their…