|Aug. 26, 2014|
Are you pricing your services right?
It is projected that patients will pay up to 25 percent of all healthcare dollars that go into providers' pockets by 2015, and are therefore demanding more "pricing"* transparency. Join Bing Herald and Kevin McDermott for their session, Healthcare Pricing Transparency in 2014: Navigate the Emerging Inevitability, and find out about the new consumerism wave that is moving rapidly across healthcare delivery. Sponsored by HealthPro Medical Billing, this session will help attendees understand the state of pricing transparency, the innovative tools available for patients, payors and providers, and the financial impact on an imaging practice.
*Pricing — an estimate of a consumer's complete healthcare cost for a healthcare service or set of services that a) reflects any negotiated discounts, b) is inclusive of all costs to the consumer including hospital, physician and lab fees, and c) identifies the consumer's out-of-pocket costs.
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Learn critical leadership skills needed to grow your practice in today's healthcare environment. Participate in dynamic sessions facilitated by leading business management professionals and radiologists.
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