The PFX Voice

Insights into improving engagement, net patient collections, cost to collect and loyalty.

Jayson Yardley

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OK, I’ve got a portal: Why aren’t the payments pouring in?

By: Jayson Yardley

I’ve heard the same complaint recently from several hospital administrators. The scenarios are all pretty similar: They implemented a payment portal with very high hopes, sometimes stemming from promises made by vendors. But they got disappointing results.

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Yes, It’s True: Patients Want to Talk about Money

By: Jayson Yardley

Somewhere along the way, a perception took hold in health care--that talking with patients about money was a direct path to dissatisfaction. In this blog, I’m going to turn this assumption on its head. Is it possible that hospitals are getting it backwards—that in fact, patients are dissatisfied because they want to talk about money and no one is having this conversation with them? If so, it certainly calls into question many of the processes we use in the revenue cycle today. But it might also offer hospitals a path to achieving earlier resolution of accounts--by tapping into what patients really want.

Outdated Satisfaction Metrics Exclude the Financial Experience

By: Jayson Yardley

I recently read with great interest that Avery Comarow, director of U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals and other healthcare rankings, recently retired after 31 years with the organization. [1]

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