Paytient Blog

Articles written by our employee benefits experts.

April 5th, 2022

Why Healthcare Consumers Don’t Shop Around for the Best Value

Giving healthcare consumers more financial responsibility doesn’t necessarily incentivize them to shop around for cost-effective care. Here are four of the main reasons healthcare consumers don’t shop around more.

March 31st, 2022

The Latest in Health and Benefits for March 2022

Paytient’s monthly look at major headlines in the health and benefits space. Our roundup for March 2022 includes everything from changes in medical debt on credit reports to a couple of illuminating studies on HDHPs.

March 29th, 2022

HSAs Haven’t Made Healthcare More Equitable — But They Can

Health savings accounts have not been the harbingers of healthcare equity many folks assumed they would be. While they have fallen short in terms of making healthcare more equitable, HSAs still have a lot of untapped potential.

March 24th, 2022

A Common Solution to Burnout in Nurses Is Causing Issues for Hospitals

With nurse turnover and burnout in nurses both on the rise, travel nurses are helping fill staffing shortages in hospitals. While it’s an arguably necessary solution given the state of care, outsize travel nurse pay is creating more problems than the approach solves.

March 22nd, 2022

Insurance Premiums Always Follow Prices

How are health insurance premiums calculated? When the cost of healthcare goes up, insurance premiums tend to follow suit. Let’s take a closer look at the relationship between these two elements of the healthcare system.

March 17th, 2022

Who Pays for Healthcare When Medical Bills Go Unpaid?

When medical bills go unpaid, those low payment rates have ripple effects that eventually circle back to employers in the form of higher insurance premiums. Here’s what employers can do about it.

March 15th, 2022

Introducing Explanation of Benefits

We’re excited to announce the debut of Paytient’s first podcast, Explanation of Benefits. This podcast is designed to shed light on topics of interest to everyone from employers and HR leaders to benefits advisors, brokers, and everyday folks who want to become better-educated consumers of care.

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