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Healthcare Costs

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When you visit the doctor, pay your copay, pay your coinsurance, and after the visit you receive the “this is not a bill” explanation of benefits, is the process clear? It’s often difficult to understand for various reasons — the most common reason could be that our healthcare system is incredibly complex. In addition, treating

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Active “Patient”

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Healthcare is expensive, time consuming, and stressful. Therefore, it’s imperative that you, as consumer, customer, and patient, get the most from your healthcare experience — become an “active” participant. Benjamin Franklin once said, “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” There are several things you can do to “plan” for your next

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Insurance Basics

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Do you ever feel like there are too many types, pieces, and parts to health insurance? To some extent, there are – however, the following are some basics that can help with a general understanding. For instance, there are two common types of health insurance: (1) governmental and (2) commercial for-profit. The government is the

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Motivation

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As a practice manager/administrator, there’s a daily need to implement new processes and make decisions – also known as, ‘change’. Ideally, when this is needed, the staff and physician’s understand and there’s buy-in. Unfortunately, the ideal is usually not automatic so a strategy is needed to gain their understanding and buy-in. A framework to develop

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