ASC patient financial responsibility: Analyzing the statistics
For the last several years, ASCs — like nearly all healthcare providers — have witnessed firsthand a growing shift in the responsibility for payment of services from payers to consumers. This has created numerous obstacles for the delivery of surgical services, including the ability for patients to cover their expenses and surgery centers to collect what is owed to them for performing procedures.
An analysis of data concerning patient financial responsibility helps paint a clearer picture of the challenges facing patients and ASCs and why the ability for surgery centers to offer flexible financial solutions is quickly becoming as important as it once was to embrace accepting credit cards. Here are five key takeaways, with statistics to support them.