In 2019, North Carolina launched a website seeking to highlight the variations in cost by region of the state, type of provider (hospital or ASC), and CPT code. This should promote awareness in consumers, who bear the weight of increasing cost shares to shop around for the best quality, most affordable care. Unfortunately, the state sponsored portal does not clearly illustrate to an individual consumer how much their would cost would be for a given procedure and provider.
On the provider side of the equation, technology companies are providing the consumers in their markets a portal through which they can understand specifically the cost of care based on the specifics of their health plan (one example).
Clariti Health was founded by elective surgical IT leaders who recognize the importance of cost transparency to our patients. Consumer expectations in North Carolina and across the country are shifting, which we as surgical administrators know ought to be best practices anyway.
Clariti’s Impact software offers your business office staff two essential services:
1. Calculating a patient estimate via instantaneous and perpetual communication with your patients’ insurance carriers and your payor contracts.
2. Patient communication; estimates can be easily sent to patients via email and/or text, as well as print if desired including your preferred payment options.
Facilities that have implemented Clariti have realized financial improvement, significant business office time savings, and enhanced patient satisfaction. For further information about how Clariti’s Impact software can help your elective surgical business, please contact pierre.devaud@Clariti-Health.com for more information.
On the provider side of the equation, technology companies are providing the consumers in their markets a portal through which they can understand specifically the cost of care based on the specifics of their health plan.
Pierre Devaud, Senior Advisor