Patient Trend: Comparison Shopping

“Comparison shopping” is a term that’s often heard in conjunction with consumer goods and services, but it’s quickly making its way into the healthcare market. Up until recently, many consumers assumed that healthcare pricing was standardized—a procedure would cost the same no matter where they had it done and by whom. But, this isn’t the […]

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. […]

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? […]