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Backbreaker - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2019

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9 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 9 A s patients' out-of-pocket healthcare costs continue to rise, more and more are taking out loans or lines of credit through their surgical facilities to cover their copays and deductibles. At the Gadsden (Ala.) Surgery Center, about 1 in 4 patients applies online or over the phone for a healthcare credit card with deferred (and hopefully no) interest to finance their insurance fees. Most are same-day approved — even those with low or poor credit scores — in a matter of min- utes, happily turning their $1,000 deductible into 12 convenient, low monthly payments. The surgery center is happy, too. Helping patients finance their sur- Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief Credit Where Credit Is Due Patient lending solves the out-of-pocket burden for your facility and your patients. • LOAN OFFICER Your patients can pay for treatment not cov- ered by their insurance plans with credit cards and lines of credit that can be arranged quickly in your office.

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