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Three Tips to Improve Accounts Receivable

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Three Tips to Improve Accounts Receivable

Published in Nephrology Times, May/June 2019

By Sarah Tolson, Sceptre Management Solutions

In our company, we deal with insurance companies across the nation. Working with a variety of payers gives us a wide range of experience but we also
encounter our fair share of challenges in obtaining reimbursement. Here are three simple tips that make collecting from payers a little easier….Read More

 

Increasing pressure on patients to pay for out-of-pocket costs, Part 2

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From the Field: Patient Payments Part 2

Published in Nephrology Times, Jan/Feb 2019

By Rick Collins, Sceptre Management Solutions, Inc.

Last issue I mentioned that a social worker commented to me that she wishes providers would stop trying to collect from patients. She said providers “make enough money” and wondered why they feel the need to collect from patients who cannot afford their large coinsurances and deductibles. She pointed out that increasing pressure on patients to pay for coinsurances and … Read More »

Increasing pressure on patients to pay out of pocket, Part 1

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Growing Pressure on Renal Patients to Pay Out-of-Pocket

Pubilshed in Nephrology Times, Nov/Dec 2018

By Rick Collins, Sceptre Management Solutions, Inc.

At a conference I attended recently, a social worker lamented how much grief is placed on dialysis patients due to the large bills they receive from renal providers. She openly wondered why providers feel they need to bill patients since they already are paid “a lot” by Medicare and commercial insurance companies. When I first entered the … Read More »