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Increased Patient Liability, And Its Impact On Your Bottom Line

Posted by Frank Johnson on December 6, 2016 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

New Research Examines Self-Pay Patients and the Changing Healthcare Industry

Written by: Doug Johnson

New research from athenahealth examines a key challenge facing healthcare providers today: patient pay, which now represents 18% (and growing) of provider revenue.

Patients are responsible for paying more of their medical expenses than in past years. This is due in large part to the significant increase in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). According to...

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When is "enough", really enough?

Posted by Frank Johnson on April 28, 2010 at 4:28 PM Comments comments (0)


James T. Herst


Experience is often the best teacher. When working with clients, I find that the most appreciated lesson I can deliver is showing how to determine when to deem an account delinquent.


Too often, businesses start thinking "delinquent" 5 to 15 days past due. Yet, most credit managers admit that they can suspect who will be past due.  Thus, it only seems logical to suggest that chro...

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Paying off collection account and credit history

Posted by Frank Johnson on April 28, 2010 at 4:03 PM Comments comments (0)

If you have an account in collections and pay as agreed, does your credit rating go up? Well...

By Sheryl Harris, The Plain Dealer

April 25, 2010, 12:00AM


The Question: They say the best thing for your credit report is to pay bills on time. I draw a pension but am unemployed, so I'm behind on a lot of bills. Some have gone to collections, where I've made payment arrangements. Since I'm paying those as agreed, am I considere...

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