healthcare incentives healthcare costs

Patients’ out-of-pocket costs are rising, putting even more pressure on the healthcare system — not to mention a clinic’s ability to make ends meet. One solution that’s gaining traction is changing reimbursement practices with an eye toward outcomes that experts say will save money and result in healthier patients in the long run. Value-based care: Medicare is […]

skiptrace search

Sometimes patients will pull what appears to be a disappearing act. Bills are returned to your clinic or practice marked with the yellow “no forwarding address” label. You pick up the phone and their number is out of service. You then call their employer and they’ve never heard of the patient. At this point, you may […]

pet care

When a family pet gets sick, most owners say they would not put a price on the health of their dog or cat — until they see the bill. Like medical care, veterinary care costs are rising fast, leaving owners feeling hard-pressed to immediately pay off balances that can reach well into the thousands of […]

healthcare-database revenue management

As cash flow emerges as a top administrative concern in healthcare, one solution remains clear: upgrading the revenue cycle management system. In fact, according a recent survey, 85 percent of healthcare organizations say they want to upgrade. Change overwhelms an old system The reasons behind the desire to upgrade are clear. First, they are working with a […]

utility-billing utility debt

For a utility company, a block of unpaid bills on the books can be a millstone. Unfortunately, with each missed payment, your chances of recovering the money starts slipping away. To help you get paid more quickly, take a look at some preventive measures and strategies to deal with these common situations. Old debts: In many states, […]