Health iPASS Insights

Want engaged asthma patients and caregivers? Make it easy for them to understand the cost of care

Posted by Greg Rakas on Mar 18, 2018 2:25:56 PM

Patients and providers have at least one thing in common: Both are frustrated by the costs and paperwork associated with asthma care. That shouldn’t come as a surprise: The total cost of treating asthma and its associated conditions in the U.S is $82 billion annually, according to research published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Topics: Patient Collections, Asthma Clinics

Attending 2018 AMGA Conference? Stop by Booth #705 for Answers on how to Improve Patient Revenue Cycle

Posted by Dave Thompson on Mar 8, 2018 8:58:13 AM

The news from Washington D.C. this week that a bipartisan effort is underway to increase healthcare price transparency and lower costs was quite timely and sure to be a topic of discussion at the 2018 AMGA conference in Phoenix, AZ. Couple that news with the recent TransUnion Healthcare analysis that revealed patients experienced an 11% increase in average out-of-pocket costs during 2017, rising from $1,630 in Q4 2016 to $1,813 in Q4 2017 and you have the perfect storm for an in-depth discussion on adopting modern patient revenue cycle tools to address the rising level of patient payments in healthcare. That's where we at Health iPASS enter the picture.

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Topics: Patient Check-in, Financial Transparency, Patient Debt, healthcare payments, Patient Collections

Health iPASS Named a "Startup to Watch" by Built In Chicago

Posted by John Trader on Jan 16, 2018 1:35:30 PM

We received word today that Health iPASS was named one of the "50 Startups to Watch" in 2018 by Built in Chicago! We take pride in our talent and mission to fundamentally change patient payments in healthcare by bringing transparency, convenience, and trust to revenue cycle management. This is a great honor for us!

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Topics: Patient Collections

4 Ways to Increase Patient Revenue Collection in 2018

Posted by HealthiPASS on Dec 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As the share of out-of-pocket expenses continues to rise parallel to the surge of consumer-directed health plans (CDHP), it becomes harder for healthcare practice managers to maintain accurate and timely patient payment collection methods. Keep in mind that physician and ambulatory care patient payments now total over $200 billion a year and continue to soar as a larger percentage of total revenue. Adopting a modern revenue cycle solution that improves patient payment technology and virtually guarantees payment is now mission critical.

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Topics: Patient Payments, Patient Collections

Utah Has Changed The Law With Patient Debt Collections. Is Your Practice Ready?

Posted by HealthiPASS on May 1, 2017 12:31:52 PM

Medical practices in Utah must adhere to the new Healthcare Debt Collections Amendment (HB128), requiring healthcare providers not to send any unpaid patient bills to collections or report them to a credit bureau without following a new notification requirement.

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Topics: Financial Transparency, Medical Billing, Patient Collections

7 Simple Strategies for Improving Patient Collections

Posted by HealthiPASS on Jan 17, 2017 9:20:00 AM

As a healthcare professional, you want to deliver the very best care and experiences to your patients, but you also need to do right by your business. If you haven't set your practice up for success by employing patient collection best practices, your revenue cycle management (RCM) processes are likely forcing you to lose out on essential income.

If you're trying to improve patient collections in your medical organization, take a look at these seven simple strategies:

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Topics: Patient Payments, Patient Consumerism, Financial Transparency, Patient Collections