Cost:

Free for HFMA Members
Buy HFMA Membership to Attend

Audience:

Hospitals and Other Providers
Physicians and Other Practitioners

Career level:

Experienced Professional
Early Careerist

Recommended for:

Patient Access
Patient Experience
Patient Financial Services
Physician Practice
Admissions
Client Services
Collections

Delivery Method:

Self Study

Advance Preparation:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Course Availability:

18 Months

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On Demand Webinar | Basic | Patient Financial Communications
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Course | Basic | Patient Financial Communications

Patient Financial Communications: Emergency Department

Course | Basic | Patient Financial Communications

Patient Financial Communications: Emergency Department

Description

HFMA's Patient Financial Communications Training Program is an online toolkit that provides revenue cycle staff with guidance for conducting sensitive financial conversations with patients in the emergency department. It shows patient access professionals how to communicate with patients about financial matters effectively, with respect, in ways that enhance patient satisfaction.

Patient access professionals will learn to have critical financial conversations in various situations (e.g., newly insured patients, those with high deductible plans, uninsured patients). Discover when and how best to communicate in the emergency department. Get tools for explaining key terms, handling questions and comments, and helping patients understand and meet their financial obligations.
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics (who, what, where, when, and how) of a financial conversation
  • Identify the ten key components of a properly executed financial conversation in the emergency department
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the 7 C's of effective communication as related to patient financial conversations in the emergency department
  • Demonstrate and understanding of non-verbal communication when conducting patient financial conversations
  • Identify key components of patient share financial communications and potential financial options based on varied patient profiles
  • Identify the key reference tools required to conduct an appropriate financial discussion based on varied patient profiles
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct a patient financial conversation in the emergency department 

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This webinar will reveal new survey data from patients and healthcare providers about the challenges associated with medical billing and payments, including how they have been impacted by COVID-19. With these timely insights, attendees can pinpoint and execute on opportunities to improve the patient financial experience and enhance revenue cycle performance.  Presenters will discuss strategies, like fine-tuning financial policies and offering patients a single, simplified view of their financial responsibility to reduce confusion and high call volume. Attendees can then apply these best practices within their own organization.

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This session will involve first-hand observations about today's consumer financial decision-making trends and explore insights from a recent survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults who visited a doctor or healthcare facility within the past year for routine, follow-up, or unplanned care, and will inform how to best address patient financial concerns.


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