Tactics to Reduce Bad Debt

NerdWallet Health reports that 56 million Americans struggle to pay medical bills each year and 1.7 million Americans live in a household where medical debt has driven them into bankruptcy. Nowadays, medical debt is the highest type of debt in the U.S.—costing people more and putting them more behind than their bank and credit card […]

The Affordable Care Act May Be Fighting its Final Battle… Will it Affect You?

The healthcare industry has hit a critical point—and a majority of Americans don’t have any idea what’s potentially about to hit them. By the end of June, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, may be turned upside down, potentially stripping 6.4 million people of health insurance subsidies in 34 states across the country. […]

Can Hospitals and Patients Really Afford the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable for some, causing both patients and hospitals to suffer the consequences. Now, just over a year after ACA implementation, many low- to moderate-income Americans are still unable to pay for health insurance and/or medical bills. Falling into the Health Assistance Gap One of the biggest selling points […]

The Remedy for Your Hospital’s Healthy Bottom Line: Medical Payment Plans

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, patients today may delay treatments because consumers are having to bear a higher share in the cost of those treatments. Higher out-of-pocket expenses come in the form of deductibles, co-pays and medical treatments that are just not covered any longer. Can Insured Patients Even Afford Treatment? […]