End-to-End Patient Experience Becomes Top Priority in Today’s Evolving Revenue Cycle

Patient Experience

Regardless of how good the average experience of a patient has been during their time at any given healthcare system, what often determines their general memories of their experience is the financial resolution that follows after. High costs and/or a difficult payment process can tarnish a patient’s perception and greatly affect their opinion on said healthcare system as a whole. One of our own team members experienced a similar situation in which she chose not to return to one of her specialist doctors because their outpatient coder mishandled her bill, resulting in her insurance not covering the charge and her bill sitting in revision. In today’s world, you can leave a review of your experience virtually anywhere where payment is exchanged. It is because of this that health systems need to prioritize reinforcing the structure of their back end and front end financial processes to make them look, feel, and behave more like online retail or personal banking environments.

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