Consumer payments are making up a larger portion of provider revenue. According to Kalorama Foundation, consumer healthcare spending is expected to be $608 billion by 2019. This is a truth that seems to be acknowledged throughout the industry; however, the key point missing from this conversation is just how much these payments impact the bottom line of providers.
For better insight into the relationship between consumer payments and revenue, we can look to two important statistics:
Patient satisfaction ratings fall by an