Many consumers face difficulties accessing and affording the care they need because of rising healthcare costs. The rising costs have shifted the patients’ role from clinical bystanders to consumer stakeholders. This shift is driven by high-deductible health plans, which have increased considerably in the last decade.
The impact of high healthcare costs on consumers is significant. Many people, even those with insurance, are still unable to afford the costs of seeking basic healthcare services. As a result, consumers are forced to skip or delay necessary medical attention. This can lead to more serious health problems and higher costs in the long run.
This eBook will explore the latest trends in consumer healthcare costs. Learn about the opportunities for healthcare organizations to improve consumer perception of the value of healthcare by delivering better payment options and experiences.