Norwalk, Ohio—Fisher-Titus has partnered with healthcare technology company Breez Health to streamline its financial assistance program for income-eligible patients. The new, simplified online application process, launched through this partnership, is available on Fisher-Titus’ website under financial assistance.
“We are focused on finding unique ways to better serve our patients, and that extends to their financial experience,” says Brent Burkey, MD, president and CEO of Fisher-Titus. “Our new simplified and fully online financial assistance program is designed to prevent patients from incurring medical debt, which is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.”
Breez Health is a technology and consulting company that simplifies patient-facing and internal financial assistance, empowering hospitals to drive affordability of care to vulnerable members of their communities.
“Fisher-Titus Health System is a key component of the healthcare system in Ohio,” says Breez CEO Nick McLaughlin. “By removing red tape from financial assistance programs, I am thrilled that Breez is able to help them deliver on this promise and strengthen its connection to the local community.”
The Affordable Care Act mandates that nonprofit hospitals offer income-based financial assistance programs but does not specify eligibility criteria or an application process for these programs. Breez brings these programs online simplifying the process to improve patient access and decrease administrative burden.
Breez is part of Goodroot, a community of companies reinventing healthcare one system at a time. Dedicated to increasing access and affordability of care, Breez supports hospitals and health systems across the U.S.
Fisher-Titus proudly serves the greater Huron County area’s 70,000-plus residents by providing a full continuum of health and wellness care from heart and caner care to outpatient services such as lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation. In addition, Fisher-Titus’ employed physicians offer a variety of primary and specialty care services including behavioral health, digestive health, family medicine, general surgery, heart and vascular, internal medicine, occupational health, pediatrics, pulmonary, sleep medicine, spine surgery, and urology. Along with the medical center, a 99-bed acute care hospital, Fisher-Titus Health System includes Norwalk Memorial Home, a 69-bed skilled nursing facility; Carriage House, a 48-unit assisted living facility; a Home Health Center; and emergency transport through North Central EMS. To learn more, visit fishertitus.org.
About Breez Health
Breez Health’s mission is to make financial assistance easy and accessible at every nonprofit hospital in America. With deep industry knowledge, Breez acts as a strategic advisor to hospitals, helping them design and implement better financial assistance programs and providing consulting, technology and support services to ensure ongoing success for both patients and hospitals. www.BreezHealth.com