Category: ClearBalance Blog

With Healthcare Mergers Squeezing Competition, Patients Feel the Pinch

We know last year was a tremendous year for mergers and acquisitions in healthcare. One study by Kaufman Hall found that the number of mergers increased by 13% in 2017 compared to 2016, with twice as many “big-ticket” mergers last year. Many claim these mergers are good for the industry, particularly in terms of cost-savings. … Continue reading “With Healthcare Mergers Squeezing Competition, Patients Feel the Pinch”

Patient Experience Week — Recognizing Everyone Who Engages with the Patient

April 24, 2017 — Today marks the start of Patient Experience Week (PX Week). Conceived by The Beryl Institute in 2014, PX Week recognizes and encourages global efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their families and caregivers. PX Week “provides a focused time for organizations to celebrate accomplishments, re-energize efforts and honor the people … Continue reading “Patient Experience Week — Recognizing Everyone Who Engages with the Patient”

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

Jan. 17, 2017 — 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 … 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

Sept. 18, 2016 — 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. … Continue reading “Study Reveals Users are Strong Supporters of the ClearBalance Program”

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

Sept. 6, 2016 — 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 … 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?

Aug. 27, 2016 — 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 … Continue reading “Mythbuster: Millennials are Saving for Retirement. But are they Saving Enough for Healthcare, Too?”