Several prominent healthcare providers and investors have been featured in recent, damaging national news stories about patient billing and collection tactics. But some hospitals are learning that improved transparency and communications make it possible to partner with patients to increase revenues and burnish their reputations.
The financial impact of cancer treatment can be so severe for patients and their families that it’s been described as “financial toxicity”. For oncologists, a thoughtful patient financial strategy is critical to patient and provider well-being.
Just-published research finds that one out of every four dollars spent on healthcare in the U.S. is wasted. In a system fraught with inefficiencies, some healthcare providers are taking steps to reduce waste, improve patient experiences and brighten their financial outlook.
Online or in-person, shopping in America has been transformed by the popularity and growth of eCommerce. A similar transformation is underway in healthcare. Will you be ready?
Health systems, Hospitals and other healthcare providers are being challenged to do more with less, even as patients are seeking more convenient and affordable alternatives. Some farsighted providers are finding ways to reduce their costs and grow market share.
The American healthcare industry is faced with thinning margins, skilled labor shortages, shifting consumer preferences, powerful new competitors and a host of other challenges both old and new. Health systems and hospitals are responding by recalibrating their strategic priorities and finding that successful patient financial engagement is...
Deep pockets, industry expertise, meticulous research and the quest for investment gains make Private Equity a powerful force for growth and innovation in healthcare. Healthcare providers can learn a lot about the future of the industry - and their place in it - by studying Private Equity investment trends.
Consumerization in healthcare has taken a long time to gain critical mass, but newly proposed price transparency rules designed to increase hospital competition and reduce costs may force the industry to a tipping point. Though CMS’s rules fall well short of achieving their stated objectives, innovative hospitals are turning this challenge -...
Patients are struggling to pay their portion of healthcare costs, discouraging care and placing a crippling bad debt burden on healthcare providers. These financial stressors call for new approaches to better engage with empowered patient-consumers on their terms.
Patients in the U.S. Healthcare System are forced to work with archaic systems that have not kept pace with changing economics and a much more demanding healthcare consumer. Bridging the gap between what patients expect and what they actually get calls for urgent but readily achievable action.