Tag: ClearBalance

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”

ClearBalance Lending Up; Financing Fills Need in Hospital Billing

FINANCING: Patients With High Deductibles Often Use the Service By Meghana Keshavan Monday, September 9, 2013 The number of patient loans made by San Diego-based lender ClearBalance Inc. has grown 76 percent from last year as the number high-deductible health insurance plans increases. With high deductibles come high costs to patients, who can’t always afford … Continue reading “ClearBalance Lending Up; Financing Fills Need in Hospital Billing”

Consumer Credit More Difficult to Access; Fewer Payment Alternatives for Skyrocketing Healthcare Bills

Credit card offers mailed to consumers tapered off sharply in recent months after a resurgence in the wake of the recession, indicating a shift in large-issuer strategies Issuers clearly are becoming more selective in mailing solicitations after the initial post-recession frenzy that peaked in June 2011. But, experts say, they also are relying more heavily … Continue reading “Consumer Credit More Difficult to Access; Fewer Payment Alternatives for Skyrocketing Healthcare Bills”

Hospitals Still Feeling the Strain of Their Patient’s Inability to Make Ends Meet

According to a CareerBuilder survey, conducted May 18 to June 3, 2011, 42% of workers say they usually or always live paycheck to paycheck, and 1 in 5 say they have missed payments on bills in the last year. Even among workers making six figures, 14% say they live paycheck to paycheck, and 6% of the respondents … Continue reading “Hospitals Still Feeling the Strain of Their Patient’s Inability to Make Ends Meet”

OSAGE, IA – Health Expenses Continue to be an Issue for Many People

The U.S. Government reports last year more than 40 percent of adults accumulated medical debt and had trouble paying it off, but at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center paying your doctor bill just got easier. “In most cases this would be better payment arrangements than you’d get through a bank,” said Alan Streeter, chief … Continue reading “OSAGE, IA – Health Expenses Continue to be an Issue for Many People”

Consumers Look for Solutions to Tackle Their Healthcare Expenses

For American drivers, the recent spike in the price of crude oil has evoked painful memories of the summer of 2008, when the average price for regular gasoline reached an all-time high of $4.11 per gallon. What does this have to do with healthcare?Well…everything. As instability continues in the Middle East and America’s fragile economy … Continue reading “Consumers Look for Solutions to Tackle Their Healthcare Expenses”

New HFMA Research Reveals Increase in Hospital Self-Pay Receivables

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 likely to experience a self-pay increase of … Continue reading “New HFMA Research Reveals Increase in Hospital Self-Pay Receivables”