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6 Ways to Use Price Transparency for Patient Engagement Improvement

Written by  Carrie Pallardy | Thursday, 26 December 2013 18:24
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Here are six ways that price transparency can serve as an effective tool for increasing patient engagement, according to a Physicians Practice report.

●    Incorporate the discussion of cost as a routine part of patient conversation.
●    Check in advance if the patient has insurance coverage or will be paying out of pocket.
●    Provide patients with education resources to help them understand imperative insurance concepts.
●    Direct patients to cost-estimator tools.
●    Inform patients if tests and procedures will not be fully covered by an insurance plan.
●    Demonstrate to patients that your costs are within the bounds of what is normally offered in your geographic area.

 

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