Roundtable: Collections and the ACA, Part IV

While collecting patient responsibility is an important practice concern right now, it might be a short-term challenge before larger issues come along.

Moderator: Roger Fontes, MD Black Mountain Orthopaedics

Brian Bourke Honkamp Krueger & Co.

Health care principal

David Kantor, MD Neurologique

Medical director

Bill Hannah Dixon Hughes Goodman Health care principal

whether newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act with exacerbate the issue

roundtable discussion on collections issues at medical practices and

In the fourth and last part of the

, panelists discuss the future. While collecting patient responsibility is an important practice concern right now, panelist Bill Hannah believes it is a short-term challenge.

“I think it becomes less and less important in the very near term as more and more payments move away from a fee-for-service basis to a risk based payment model,” he says.

As the payment model transition continues he thinks physicians will wish for the “good old days” when they just had to worry about collecting $25 from a patient.

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