Employer-Based Insurance Premiums Create Growing Burden for Families

A growing number of consumers are doling out more of their paychecks for health care premium contributions through their employer insurance plans, according to The Commonwealth Fund Report “The Cost of Employer Insurance is a Growing Burden for…


3 Strategies for a Patient-Centered Revenue Cycle in 2019

As patient financial responsibility grows, the patient experience becomes very important in your revenue cycle. Aligning the healthcare revenue cycle with patient needs becomes the key to improving revenue collection and increasing patient volumes.…


Healthcare Providers Report Status of Revenue Cycle Management

Recent research shows some hospitals are lagging in implementing Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions and consider outsourcing services only as a short-term solution.  “Twenty-six percent of all U.S. hospitals still do not have a viable,…


Senators Cosponsor Legislation to End Surprise Medical Bills; Lower Healthcare Costs

Two U.S. senators recently introduced companion legislation that would help consumers manage health care costs and stop unexpected medical bills. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced the Reducing Costs for Out-of-Network Services Act of 2018…


Billing Tree Survey Reveals Increase in Shift to Online Payments

Online payments are catching up in the health care industry, where common payment methods continue to be on-site, mail and through live phone agents.  BillingTree, in results from its third annual Healthcare Operations and Technology Survey, reports…


The Current Healthcare Payments Landscape and Future Opportunities

The overarching trend in today’s healthcare payments system is that high deductibles have become the norm and patients now have greater financial responsibility. Out-of-pocket expenses are projected to reach $608 billion in 2019 according to a…