Medical Articles & News

3 Things to Do If Mental Healthcare Is Not Accessible or Affordable

July 27, 2022 by Christopher Wolfington
Tags: Health, Tips

The landscape of behavioral healthcare in the United States is laden with obstacles and difficulties, especially for patients. Accessing healthcare presents particular challenges to those needing mental health services, and even when available, understanding and affording it often present obstacles to those seeking treatment.

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Build a Strong Foundation for Patient Financial Management

October 26, 2021 by Christopher Wolfington
Tags: News, Health

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Good Patient Financial Experiences Should be Standard Practice

March 27, 2020 by John Ziegler
Tags: Health

This bears repeating: good patient financial experiences should be standard practice. Currently, they are anything but standard. 

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The Many (and Mutual!) Benefits of Pre-Care Patient Engagement

March 20, 2020 by John Ziegler
Tags: Health

Sadly, for many people, patient experience is a matter of life and death. Every decision made in the healthcare sector (whether it’s how frequently a patient should be seen, or when to administer treatment) has an impact far beyond that decision point. And every provider, naturally, wants the best outcomes for their patients. Achieving these outcomes requires consideration of every aspect of the patient experience — from the bank to the bedside.

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Hahnemann Hospital Closing - The bankruptcy of Hahnemann Hospital Puts Thousands of Philadelphia’s Poorest at Risk.

August 2, 2019 by Christopher Wolfington
Tags: Patient Financial Management, Provider, Health

It is a tragedy when an important healthcare facility serving a needy community has to shut its doors and place the lives of those it serves at risk. Unfortunately, continuing financial losses are forcing the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital, one of the nation’s most historic medical facilities. Hahnemann Hospital, which primarily serves some of the poorest residents of Philadelphia, might have avoided this unhappy outcome if it had implemented a patient financial management program that optimized pre-care patient intervention to strengthen revenue.

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