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Modernizing Medical Payments

Why Providers Must Enrich the Patient Financial Experience

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The pandemic, along with shifts in consumer health behavior, have heightened the need for medical payments innovation. With unpaid US medical debt approaching $200 billion, healthcare providers must take a patient-centered approach to enhancing their payment infrastructures.
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Executive Summary

The pandemic, along with shifts in consumer health behavior, have heightened the need for medical payments innovation. With unpaid US medical debt approaching $200 billion and financial responsibility progressively shifting to individuals, healthcare providers must take a patient-centered approach to enhancing their payment infrastructures. Financial stability and consumer allegiance are on the line.

Key Question: How can healthcare providers modernize their payment infrastructures to increase revenues and meet new consumer demands?

KEY STAT: Providers that lack billing transparency and coordination, as well as flexible payment options, are at risk of losing their patients.

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    Table of Contents

    1. Executive Summary
    2. Key Points
    3. The US’s Escalating Medical Debt Burden
    4. Payments to Providers: A Burning Platform for Innovation
    1. Turn Debt Into Revenues with Transparency and Automation
    2. Practical Actions for Providers
    3. Insider Intelligence Interviews
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    Interviewed for This Report

    Matthew Hawkins
    Waystar
    CEO
    Interviewed April 20, 2022
    Arel Lidow
    Cedar
    Co-Founder and Co-Chief Maker
    Interviewed April 20, 2022
    Deirdre Ruttle
    InstaMed and JPMorgan
    CMO and Head of Healthcare Payments Marketing
    Interviewed April 28, 2022
    Lankford Wade
    Summit Health
    CFO
    Interviewed April 27, 2022

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    Rajiv Leventhal

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    Jeane Han
    Senior Researcher
    Lisa Phillips
    Principal Analyst, Digital Health