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Who should bill the patient
The Insurance Company instead of you?

Who should bill the patient

There was a recent article suggesting that the insurance should bill the patient for their balance instead of the medical practice.

  • Instead of a medical practice/biller spending time, energy and resources mailing patient statements, calling patients to get them to pay, and still having to deal with non-payment if the insurance handled this would it be better for the patient?
  • Better for the biller/practice?
  • Would the cost of sending statements be lowered as many insurances have websites for members and could possibly make electronic statements and payments available?
  • Or would it just be a transfer of cost from the medical practice/biller to the insurance and in turn affect physician reimbursements?

This raises a lot of questions and there are pros and cons. Tell us what you think about this on Twitter and Facebook!