How to Talk to Patients About Treatment Costs
In this age of high-deductible health insurance plans, patients are bearing a greater share of the financial responsibility for their medical care. Therefore, patients are comparison-shopping when choosing a medical practice, and they want their physician to discuss the cost of medical procedures.
Collecting what the patient owes is crucial for a medical practice’s bottom line. Many health care professionals are uncomfortable discussing money with their patients.
Here are several tips to help you and your staff discuss treatment costs with patients and ask patients for money during the office visit.