If patients get sticker shock on their health plan deductibles in January, it’s bound to be contagious. Providers trying to collect payments in the new year are likely to catch it, too.
The calendar rollover in January can be a wake-up call for consumers as they again become responsible for paying every healthcare dollar up to their deductible threshold. Patients who don’t realize the reset occurred may be surprised by the first bill of the new year. They are on the hook for more than ever. Read more