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Patient Payment Webinar Now Available! Getting Paid from Patients in 2019: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why Status Quo is No Longer an Option

Posted by Mike Hill on Jan 8, 2019 5:00:00 AM

We’re sorry you couldn’t join us back on December 13 for our webinar on covering strategies and tactics to collect more patient payments in 2019 and why maintaining revenue cycle status quo is simply no longer an option for medical practices. Panelists on the webinar included: Joe Clark, CEO of Sierra Orthopedics, John Hornberger, CEO of Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County and Eric Brodsky, Principal at Epoxy and Executive Director of the Illinois MGMA.

Here’s the good news! If you couldn’t view the webinar the first time around, you can now. The webinar is now available online. Here are some of the highlights from the entertaining and informative webinar on how to improve patient payment collection in 2019.

Topics Covered

The panel touched on a lot of topics regarding the current state of the patient revenue cycle in healthcare. They discussed current patient revenue collection strategies—specifically what is and is not working--- and the difficulties of securing patient payment guarantees.

Additionally, the panel discussed the future of revenue cycle management. They talked about what is adding to the cost to collect, how the shift from fee for service to value-based care impacts future payment models, and how a medical practice can effectively address change management.

Lessons Learned

The webinar featured an informative discussion about several important topics in the healthcare revenue cycle. The main takeaway was that technology needs to be at the forefront of changes to the patient revenue cycle. Here are some of the panelists comments:

  • “I think technology represents the future [of the revenue cycle],” said Eric Brodsky. “A more efficient way of applying it is the key.”
  • The panel also mentioned how keeping up with the “status quo” of not using technology and delivering paper statements will ultimately sink medical practices, while also noting how use of technology has improved relationships with patients.
  • “If status quo is your goal, you are not going to succeed. Everybody needs to be looking forward and changing that dynamic.” said John Hornberger. “We need to take advantage with patient revenue cycle technology, and through doing that we’ve been able to form a better relationship with our patients. We’ve moved from ‘traditional methods’ to technology.”
  • “A lot of practices are still challenged with leveraging technology. The real issue is whether these practices are using these technologies to their fullest extent?” Eric Brodsky commented. “Paper statements are going by the wayside. You have to have multiple methods to be able to communicate with patients, whether it’s paper, e-mail, or even text.”

While all the panelists agreed that implementing these technologies are the only way to ensure practices collect most of the patient payments they are owed, they also talked about the hurdles that come with moving toward these technologies.

“The key for a successful implementation is educating the staff on why you’re doing it. Really explain to them where we are headed,” said Joe Clark. “Secondly is training staff and educating patients of the advantages of using card-on-file and kiosk systems.”

Downloading the Webinar

We have improved our website to give visitors easier access to Health iPASS content. You can find the webinar on our new “webinar” page under the resources tab. To listen to our informative webinar, visit the landing page and fill out the form on the page to get instant access to our webinars.

Has this webinar on how to improve patient payment collections motivated you to take action and explore your options? Let us know and we can set up a quick demo of our patient revenue cycle solution.

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