ClearBalance Blog

Our take — and impressions from others — about healthcare revenue cycle, patient financing trends and the patient pay experience.

New Report: Hospital Bad Debt Growing Faster Among Insured Patients

Feb. 18, 2011 — A recent survey gives a glimpse into how difficult it has become for providers to collect money not only from uninsured patients, but also from balance-after-insurance patients as well.  The survey, conducted by the  Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, showed that for patients with coverage, bad debt has increased by a staggering 28%. Factors ...
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Looking to improve the satisfaction of patients?

Feb. 10, 2011 — Helping patients deal with the rising cost of healthcare can have a huge effect on their selection of a healthcare provider. Consider the following:  There has been increased shifting of costs to healthcare consumers, as evidenced by rapid growth in high-deductible health plans. According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research and ...
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New HFMA Research Reveals Increase in Hospital Self-Pay Receivables

Jan. 17, 2011 — The vast majority of hospitals — 97 percent — participating in HFMA’s most recent Healthcare Financial Pulse study reported an increase in self-pay receivables compared with the prior fiscal year. At more than one-third of these hospitals, the increase was 10 percent or greater. The study found that small hospitals were most ...
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