Good article and in another forum where I discuss health care, we were talking about the use of a Kiosk to help the effort...and the recent fee for service plans don't make this any easier...good reading here...BD
Some doctors' offices have gone sign-crazy, says practice management consultant Deborah Keegan in Arden, NC. Above is a sample of what Keegan's seen at the receptionist's counter. "As a patient, I'd be turned off by this," she says.
And, if medical bills go unpaid, the penalty just might be a sheriff's deputy knocking on a delinquent patient's door to seize a car. It happened to a Massachusetts woman because of a disputed charge of $290.20 from her ob/gyn. In another Massachusetts county, car seizures triggered by medical debt became so rampant that the local sheriff decreed that his department would no longer execute them.