Tag: Healthcare costs

Hudson Valley Patient Access Symposium

Tom Cook of ClearBalance is a featured speaker for the HFMA Hudson Valley chapter one-day event. “Patient Obligations and Financing Strategies in the Era of High Deductible Healthcare,” 10:15-11:30 a.m. Hyatt House, Fishkill, NY

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”

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?”

Successful Retirement Planning Must Include Healthcare Expenses

July 17, 2016 — 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 … Continue reading “Successful Retirement Planning Must Include Healthcare Expenses”

Consumers Want Access to Healthcare Price Information; Teaching Them to Fish is the Next Step

June 17, 2016 — As the consumerism movement grows, patients are empowered not only to educate themselves about basic health concerns, but also the costs associated with care. Between the rising cost of healthcare itself and the larger portion of those costs that individuals are shouldering, more Americans are taking the initiative to find options … Continue reading “Consumers Want Access to Healthcare Price Information; Teaching Them to Fish is the Next Step”