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Creative Ways to Save Money in the OR - May 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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I f your facility is like ours, you're seeing a growing num- ber of patients who must reach deep into their pockets to pay for a significant portion of their surgi- cal care. Around 70% of our patients have insurance plans that put them on the hook to cover deductibles of at least $2,000. Those high out-of- pocket expenses make it difficult for us to walk the fine line between running a surgical business that must collect what it's M A Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 5 Don't get stuck holding the bag when patients need surgery but can't afford their deductibles. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Ashley Mamas, CPC | St. Augustine, Fla. • BILL PAY Patients should know what they owe and how they'll settle up before arriving for surgery.

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