Category: ClearBalance Blog

Meeting with the People: ClearBalance and Novant Health Partner for the Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo

ClearBalance, along with Novant Health, will be exhibiting at the Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo in North Carolina in late January. While Novant Health has been involved with the expo for several years, this will be our first time there – and we’re looking forward to it. The expo is a great opportunity to … Continue reading “Meeting with the People: ClearBalance and Novant Health Partner for the Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo”

Study Reveals Users are Strong Supporters of the ClearBalance Program

As the insurance landscape has changed, it’s clear that the patient/consumer focus has broadened from health and outcomes to money, as in, “What will I owe?” and “How will I pay for care?” In fact, out-of-pocket responsibility often is driving where and when – or sometimes if – patients receive care. Increasingly, consumers want, need … Continue reading “Study Reveals Users are Strong Supporters of the ClearBalance Program”

ClearBalance Customer Novant Health Offers No-Interest Payment Plan with Great Success

At a time when many hospitals are reporting a rise in bad debt, North Carolina-based Novant Health is managing to keep bad debt in check. The health system has experienced many other positives since implementing the ClearBalance® consumer-friendly patient loan program at its 12-hospital system. Writing in Modern Healthcare, Beth Kutscher reported that Novant Health moved from … Continue reading “ClearBalance Customer Novant Health Offers No-Interest Payment Plan with Great Success”

Mythbuster: Millennials are Saving for Retirement. But are they Saving Enough for Healthcare, Too?

This is the third post in a four-part series exploring how the various generations are preparing for healthcare costs in retirement. The first installment highlighted the plight of baby boomers. The second examined the challenges faced by Generation X. This post discusses millennials (Generation Y), typically those born between the early 1980s and late 1990s. … Continue reading “Mythbuster: Millennials are Saving for Retirement. But are they Saving Enough for Healthcare, Too?”

Successful Retirement Planning Must Include Healthcare Expenses

This is the first post in a four-part series exploring how the various generations are preparing for healthcare costs, starting with the plight of baby boomers headed toward retirement. Subsequent installments will reflect the challenges faced by Generation X and Generation Y (also known as Millennials). A top concern for people of all ages is … Continue reading “Successful Retirement Planning Must Include Healthcare Expenses”

Millennials Force Healthcare in Digital Direction

Millennials raised in the digital age with the convenience of online services are driving healthcare providers to change how they engage with patients and improve the customer service aspect of care. While older generations value in-person communication and cultivating relationships with medical professionals, millennials desire a different approach. Accustomed to instant gratification, millennials don’t want … Continue reading “Millennials Force Healthcare in Digital Direction”

Finance Still Tops List of Hospital CEO Concerns

Healthcare reform implementation falls off the list of top 10 concerns in annual ACHE survey The pendulum continues to swing back toward financial. Releasing its annual list of hospital CEOs’ top concerns, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) president Deborah Bowen says senior leaders “have their eye on their organizations’ financial strategy, and they … Continue reading “Finance Still Tops List of Hospital CEO Concerns”