Happy New Year! But oh yeah…deductibles have started again.
I cannot emphasize the need for practices to collect deductibles strongly enough, especially at this time of year. Deductibles are getting higher and higher in an effort to keep premiums down, and office visits are frequently subject to that deductible. We do our best to encourage providers who see patients in the office to set a protocol for verifying benefits prior to patient’s arrival, so they can collect at the time of visit. These days, patients are more educated, and they expect to pay more out of pocket.
Don’t let these opportunities pass you by to increase daily receipts.