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West Corporation

Posted on June 2, 2015 by West Corporation 


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How Expensive Are Your Mailed Statements to Past Due Accounts?

While mailing multiple statements to patients with past due accounts is a common practice among healthcare organizations, there’s a large expense associated with that outreach. Just how much of an expense is a figure that seems to have a very broad range.

A recent TeleVox survey captured insight from nearly 250 healthcare organizations engaged in communication with their past due accounts, and the results were extremely eye-opening.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 29, 2015 by West Corporation 


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The Benefits of Electronic Prescriptions for Dentists

“E” may be this generation’s favorite letter (besides “i,” of course) — email, e-books, e-commerce, e-cards. So in a society where everything from conducting business to reading a book is done electronically, it’s no surprise that prescriptions have also made the jump from the physical world to the digital one.

Electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, allows doctors to transmit prescriptions electronically to pharmacies from the point-of-care.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 27, 2015 by West Corporation 


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The Message Matters: Eight Essentials for Scripting A/R Outreach

Whether it’s what you’re saying, when you’re saying it or how you want patients to respond – message content is the key to successful A/R outreach. After contacting millions of patients on behalf of healthcare organizations, combinations of these eight best practices have proven to be essential for driving increased payments.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 20, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Staying Healthy for the Long Haul [INFOGRAPHIC]

When it comes to maintaining health for the “long haul”, routine is key. Regular check-ups, screenings and immunizations help prevent small health issues from turning into big problems.

The infographic below highlights the large number of diseases that can be prevented or managed simply by adopting and sticking to a regular preventive care program, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and more.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 19, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Getting in Over Our Heads in Self-Pay Payments

“People get in over their head. They think they’re saving money on the back end, but it comes back to bite them.”

That’s a quote from Corrie Massey, administrator of the Foothill Surgery Center at Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, CA from the April 2015 edition of Outpatient Surgery. She’s referring to the gravitation toward high-deductible health insurance plans, which now cover 1 in 5 U.S.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 13, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Increased Diabetes Costs Highlight Need for More Communication

Annual healthcare spending for adults and children with diabetes was 2.5 times more than those who do not have diabetes in 2013.

According to a study by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), nearly $15,000 was spent per capita on healthcare for people with diabetes. That’s up 6% from spending in 2010.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 11, 2015 by West Corporation 


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The Importance of Outreach in Patient Payment Collections

In a March 2014 Physicians Practice blog post, author Ericka L. Adler shared basic ideas a healthcare practice can implement to do a better job of collecting payments from patients. Click HERE to read the full post.

Two of the four points made in the post focused on how and when to connect with patients who are delinquent in paying.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 7, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Promoting Your Practice on Facebook

Facebook, with its more than 1 billion users, is a great platform for practices to create and manage their communities. It also provides practices with the opportunity to advertise their services through Facebook Advertising. With this new form of promoting your services, you have the opportunity to target specific demographics of users that are more likely to convert to lifetime patients.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 5, 2015 by West Corporation 


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Balancing Automated and Manual Efforts to Drive Patient Payments

We consult with healthcare organizations of all sizes to help develop communication strategies that make the most of their limited resources. Those consultations always include a very important question: “Where is your staff and/or call center’s time best spent on patient payments – accounts that are early in the A/R cycle or those that are more significantly delinquent?” The answer is almost always the same: those that are more significantly delinquent.…

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West Corporation

Posted on May 1, 2015 by West Corporation 


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About Common Allergens [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 1 kicks off National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and in typical TeleVox Solutions blog fashion, we wanted to share a valuable resource to help you educate patients on this important topic.

The infographic below from Rabbit Air is a good primer on what causes allergies, what symptoms appear in those who are affected, how to manage allergies within the home and much more.…

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