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Patient Payments Blog

Why Do We Write This Blog?

Posted by Jim Turner

Jul 18, 2019 8:27:00 AM

Aside from the obvious reason of introducing our company and products to you and anyone who happens upon this blog, we have a passion for a wider message. We believe that healthcare professionals deserve to be let in on a great secret. It’s a secret that has massive benefits for the financial health of their practices, and by extension, themselves.

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Topics: Patient Balances, Credit Card On File, Patient Payment Solutions, Patient Collections

Popular Remix: 5 Essential Payment Scripts

Posted by Jim Turner

May 2, 2019 8:07:00 AM

Our most popular graphics, in fact, our most popular posts are about scripting. Knowing what to say and when to say it is essential to collecting from patients. We published this graphic a couple of years ago and thought it was worth a revisit. 

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Topics: Patient Balances, Patient Engagement, Patient Payment Solutions, Patient Collections, Patient Centered Care, Front Desk Tips, Front Office

Want Patients To Complete A Treatment Plan? Put Them On A Payment Plan

Posted by Jim Turner

Oct 11, 2018 9:26:00 AM

We’ve learned a lot in twenty years of providing payment services for practices. One very clear lesson is that patients tend to complete treatments that they are actively paying for.

 

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Payment Solutions, Treatment Plans, Payment Plans

Fee Publishing: Business As Usual May Not Work In An Amazon World

Posted by Jim Turner

Feb 1, 2018 8:37:00 AM

 In the complex world of healthcare, fee publishing is a tricky business. You don’t want to give your patients the wrong impression by publishing fees that may not apply to their situation. If publishing fees will lead to patient confusion, it may be best not to. But for most practices, publishing a list of your most common fees can be very helpful and a great way to build patient trust.

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Topics: Patient Payment Solutions, Patient Payment Policies, Financial Policy, Pricing, Pricing Transparency, Fees

NEW Financial Intake Form Download

Posted by Jim Turner

Jan 4, 2018 8:37:00 AM

As a part of our ongoing support to practices we often provide forms, policies, graphics and other helpful items. Our desire is to help you create a patient friendly payment environment. 

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Topics: medical practice management, Patient Payment Solutions, Patient Centered Practice, Patient Payment Policies, practice management, Back Office Tips

Simple Graphic: 5 Technologies That Speed Payment

Posted by Jim Turner

Oct 24, 2017 8:37:00 AM

Discover the 5 'E's of getting paid. Patient payment technologies are getting smarter and more patient friendly.It's worth your time to seek out the best solutions for your practice and start implementing them one at a time. Year-end is upon us and a perfect time to evaluate your previous results and look for ways to improve in the new year. Here's a graphic of five technologies that are proven to speed patient payments. If you are not using them, you may want to consider. 

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Topics: healthcare payments, Patient Payment Solutions, Patient Payments, Patient Payment Policies, Patient Payment Technology, practice management

Printable Graphic: 5 Essential Payment Questions

Posted by Jim Turner

Oct 3, 2017 8:47:00 AM

As a follow-up to last weeks video we have created a printable graphic with the five essential questions for securing on-time patient payments. We know how important it is to ask the right questions at the right time. Staff members often get stuck when discussing payment with patients. This graphic will give them a place to start and a way to ensure that payment will be made in a timely fashion. 

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Topics: Patient Balances, Credit Card On File, Patient Engagement, Patient Payment Solutions, Patient Collections, Patient Centered Care, Front Desk Tips, Front Office

A Simple Graphic for Point Of Service Payment Collection

Posted by Jim Turner

Sep 19, 2017 8:37:00 AM

Our friend James Riviezzo of Practice On Your Terms has a very simple time of service payment decision tree we’d like to share with you. We get a lot of questions about how much to collect and when to collect it. We’ve found the advice James shares about time of service payments is a solid rule of thumb for most practices.

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Topics: Patient Payment Solutions, Patient Payments, Patient Payment Policies

How You Can Set Limits for Payment Plans

Posted by Jim Turner

Aug 30, 2017 8:43:00 AM

You want to be patient friendly and profitable. Patients are incurring higher and higher out-of-pocket expenses. Balances are rising and aging. Solutions are elusive. But, payment plans are becoming a real option for practices that don’t want to demand up-front payment in full.

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Topics: healthcare payments, Patient Payment Solutions, Medical Billing Solutions, Patient Payments, Patient Payment Policies, Medical Office Administration, Medical Billing, Payments

Your Credit Card Terminal Is A 1963 VW Beetle.

Posted by Jim Turner

Jun 13, 2017 8:13:00 AM

There it sits. Innocent, inconspicuous, quiet, and familiar. So familiar, in fact, that you probably haven't noticed how dangerous it's become. I don't mean dangerous in the sense that it's going to leap off the counter and attack. I mean dangerous in the way a 1963 Volkswagon Bug is dangerous compared to modern cars. It's nostalgia is so comfortable that one is tempted to keep it because it's so darn cute and reminiscent of a simpler time. Why would I want to upgrade something that works just fine and everyone knows how to drive?

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Topics: medical practice management, Credit Card On File, Cybersecurity, Patient Payment Solutions, Patient Payments, Patient Payment Technology, practice management

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