Category: ClearBalance Blog

KHN: Hospital bad debt climbs as coverage costs are shifted onto workers

Aug. 13, 2013 — The rise of high-deductible health plans has left many patients unable to pay their full medical bills, causing bad debt levels to climb at some hospitals, Kaiser Health News‘ “Capsules” blog reports. The Financial Leadership Council’s Sarah Gabriel explains how to make affordable financing a win-win for patients and hospitals. According … Continue reading “KHN: Hospital bad debt climbs as coverage costs are shifted onto workers”

Improving the Overall Experience Begins Even before a Patient Enters a Hospital’s Front Door

Aug. 7, 2013 — A recent article in the Los Angeles Times underscores the intensified focus that healthcare providers are placing on optimizing the patient experience, particularly as federal payments to hospitals become tied to patient satisfaction scores.According to the LA Times July 21 article, “Under the national healthcare overhaul, patient experiences matter. Federal payments are being … Continue reading “Improving the Overall Experience Begins Even before a Patient Enters a Hospital’s Front Door”