Hospitals Find Solutions for the No-Pay Self-Pay Patient

Efforts to help uninsured patients achieve healthcare coverage can be uneven, leaving medical providers and patients clamoring for solutions to a complex bureaucracy that stymies their abilities to access reimbursement.

2 comments on "Hospitals Find Solutions for the No-Pay Self-Pay Patient"
Scott Sangster (6/7/2012 at 5:57 PM)

For routine and ambulatory procedures, the best patient experience may be to simply avoid billing. In addition to reducing patient surprise s by posting prices, on HealthInReach providers can offer self-pay patients the option to pre-pay some or all of the cost in exchange for a discount. By taking a deposit, providers manage their risk and patients benefit from whatever fees might otherwise be paid to collection agents. is free for patients and offers online scheduling 24/7.
Grace DeBold (6/6/2012 at 2:45 PM)

The hospitals could also, in fact, lessen their bad debts line on their P&Ls by simply paying a medical travel facilitator the $15K-$25k to take no-pay hearts, hips, knees,and shoulders off their hands. Local hospitals are losing between $40k and $140k on these cases....


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