By Blair Jeffery – While the benefits of electronic transactions for health-care payments—reduced operating costs, efficient processing, enhanced reliability, and strengthened security—are widely acknowledged, the health-care industry has faced many challenges keeping pace with standard electronic-payment adoption rates.
By Kathy Kuhn – Patient payments are a vital part of revenue cycle management, but when patients fail to take financial responsibility, doctors and their practices take a hard hit.
By Crystal Ewing – Hospitals and physician groups are facing what is perhaps the greatest recent challenge to their bottom lines—the growing portion of the medical bill that is charged to patients.
By Sarianne Gruber – High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) essentially shift financial accountability to consumers. Based on recent statistics, there has been a ten-fold increase in the past 7 years of people having insurance coverage with these programs.
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