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Patient Financing Industry Opportunities and Threats

on Feb 7, 2019 1:42:35 PM By | Haley Clark | 0 Comments | Patient Financing patient financial services
The patient financing industry is about to experience a period of growth.
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Three Reasons Patients Love Our Patient Billing Solutions

It’s no secret: Americans are drowning under heaps of medical debt. In fact, a recent study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than 25% of patients struggle to pay for the medical treatment they have received, and that medical debt is the number one cause of personal bankruptcy filings in America. These figures are staggering, and as a health care provider, you probably wish there was something you could do to lessen the financial struggle for your patients. Thankfully, there is! At Epic River, we can provide you with patient billing solutions that not only benefit your practice, but also your patients.
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How Can Patient Lending Help Your Practice?

As a medical provider, your number one concern is always that of patient health and safety. So what happens when outdated billing practices make it challenging for a patient to pay off their medical debt or worse, inadvertently prevents them from seeking the care that they need? In June 2017, the CDC reported that nearly 40 percent of Americans between 18 and 64 years old have a high-deductible health insurance plan, and that 15.5 percent of them reported difficulty paying their medical bills. It is an unfortunate fact that many individuals who seek care often can’t afford their out-of-pocket portion of the resulting bills because of these high deductibles.
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