(July 5, 2023, Marietta, Ohio) – Memorial Health System has partnered with healthcare technology company Breez Health to streamline its financial assistance program for income-eligible patients. With a new, simplified online application process, Memorial Health System patients can easily determine if they are eligible for discounts or free care. “Serving all members of the community, […]
With new hospital charity care legislation scheduled to take effect on November 1, 2023, Minnesota hospitals must gear up to meet the mandate of screening patients for financial assistance eligibility ahead of debt collection. This requirement, though in the interest of patient care, could put significant strain on already-stretched hospital resources. The question now is,
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
Newton, KS — NMC Health has partnered with healthcare technology company Breez Health to streamline its financial assistance program for income-eligible patients. With a new, simplified online application process, NMC Health patients can easily determine if they may be eligible for discounted care. “Serving all members of the community, regardless of their ability to pay,
The cover of most recent issue of The Journal of The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) features an article by Breez CEO Nick McLaughlin titled “The Covid-19 PHE Is Ending. Hospitals Need to Be Ready for Charity Care to Fill the Gaps.” Read the complete article below or view the magazine pages here.
Gallup’s annual Health and Healthcare poll found that Americans delaying medical care due to cost reached its highest level in 2022, amid the highest inflation rate in the U.S. in over 40 years. Lower-income households, women and young adults are disproportionately affected. This trend poses significant public health concerns, as untreated medical conditions may result
As the cost of healthcare in the U.S. continues to rise, so do inequities in accessibility, disparities in health outcomes, and the severity of our country’s medical debt crisis. Hospital bills often force patients to make the difficult choice between treatment or financial hardship. Nonprofit hospitals—that genuinely care for the wellness of their community members—have
In December, Congress passed legislation to begin decoupling Medicaid coverage protections under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) from the Public Health Emergency (PHE). These protections have required Medicaid to extend certain flexibilities—such as continuous health insurance coverage—in exchange for enhanced federal funding. While the PHE remains in effect, Medicaid continuous coverage has been
According to a 2022 study from Kaiser Family Foundation, 100 million people in America are saddled with medical debt. Financial challenges, stemming from an inability to pay for critical healthcare services, add additional hardships on those trying to heal from illness. Financial assistance and charity programs exist at nonprofit hospitals but are frequently underutilized. Why?
We received America’s Report Card on the U.S. healthcare system and it’s not good. Consumers are not impressed. When it comes to healthcare in America—high marks are in short supply. The 2022 West Health-Gallup Report revealed that 44% of Americans give the U.S. healthcare system a poor or failing grade. The top two reasons? Affordability