Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Collection from Military Personnel Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a federal law which provides protection from financial obligation and liability to both military personnel and their families. This protection can even extend to liability for debt they incurred before they or their family member(s) entered service. Continue reading Collection from Military Personnel Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

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Three Ways Social Media Can Motivate Patients to Pay

A CIO of a major healthcare system recently stated at a conference that customer complaints via Twitter didn’t concern him. This attitude needs to change across healthcare systems worldwide. Social media may seem silly or irrelevant at times, but the truth is, it offers hospitals an unprecedented ability to target and connect with existing and potential patients, and encourage them to stay loyal, paying customers. Continue reading Three Ways Social Media Can Motivate Patients to Pay

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Medicare Part B Proposal Under Revision

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been trying to revise Medicare Part B for several months now. Their aim is to remove financial considerations from the prescribing of medicine; this movement stems from the discovery that for some practices, especially oncology, revenue from prescriptions makes up over half their profits. At one meeting, a CMS official heard a physician say he didn’t prescribe a specific medication to a patient purely due to cost considerations. Continue reading Medicare Part B Proposal Under Revision