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E tools: Seven tips to tackle high-deductible plans
The percentage of employers offering high-deductible plans jumped from 5% in 2003 to 20% in 2005, according to industry publications. It's reasonable to believe that the percentage will continue to rise in 2006, says New Hampshire attorney Robin Fisk. These plans present reimbursement challenges to your facility, so your managed care contracting professionals should learn how to revisit and rewrite contract language to ensure that the organization receives payment for its services.