Health Populi April 1, 2024
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

As we start the month of April 2024 in the U.S., it’s tax season in America with Federal (and other) income taxes due on the 15th of the month. This is also the time my research clock alarm goes off for an important annual report that describes the latest profile of the patient-as-payer in the U.S. ‘Tis the season for J.P. Morgan’s InstaMed team to analyze health care payments data, describing the experiences of consumers, providers and payers in the Trends in Healthcare Payments Fourteenth Annual Report.

The overall takeaway for patients in this study is that health care is disconnected from consumers, in the words of the JPM/InstaMed report. Paper checks are still a go-to form of payment to...

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Topics: Insurance, Patient / Consumer, Payer, Provider, Survey / Study, Trends
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