Credit Card Pre-Authorization: How (and Why) to use it in Urgent Care

Urgent care operators should look to credit card pre-authorization as a way to protect the bottom line revenue at their center.

Here’s why: The average health insurance deductible for a U.S. worker has skyrocketed from $584 in 2006 to $1,217 in 2014. That means more consumers are paying for healthcare out of pocket, but nearly half – 43% – of Americans insured through their employer to say they can’t afford their deductible.

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Here are the benefits of implementing this process:

  • Improved patient satisfaction
  • Faster collections
  • Reduced delinquent patient accounts

Credit card pre-authorization will streamline numerous processes in your urgent care center, if implemented correctly. Make sure you have a practice management system that supports the functionality, train front office staff on the process, and communicate effectively with patients.

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