NRHA's Rural Health Voices blog offers informed commentary on the latest news in rural health care from NRHA staff and editorials from selected contributors.

Rural renovations: Three features every patient payment portal should have in 2024

  • Author: Ty Betts

For rural hospitals, technology is both an opportunity and a necessity as patient expectations during the billing process quickly change. The good news for providers is that these capabilities have become more affordable and can not only improve the patient experience but also drive faster and more consistent payment resolution.

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How a rural hospital improved patient experience with imaging

Rural Americans have the same imaging needs as people in urban areas, but many rural hospitals don’t believe they have the patient volume or resources to purchase MRI or CT systems. This often leads rural hospitals to pursue other options, like contracting with a mobile MRI provider. While this arrangement helped West Feliciana Hospital meet the imaging needs of local residents, they noticed a decrease in provider referrals and volume over time. The reasons leading up to this were all...

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