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Shawna Skwarek

Discover the truth about Hospital Financial Assistance (HFA) Programs and their potential to alleviate the burden of high healthcare costs.

Lowering Hospital Costs Through Hospital Financial Assistance Programs: Myths & Truths

In a healthcare landscape riddled with high costs and complexity, Hospital Financial Assistance (HFA) Programs stand as beacons of hope for many—but remain critically underutilized. While 58% of Americans—including those with commercial insurance—are likely eligible for hospital financial assistance at most hospitals and health systems across the country, our 2024 survey uncovers a widespread gap in […]

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Unlocking Revenue in Billable Hour Companies Through Healthcare Benefit Navigation 

With the healthcare landscape growing increasingly complex, employees often find themselves dedicating substantial time to healthcare. On average, a family spends about 100 hours annually managing healthcare-related tasks. For a professional like an attorney in Connecticut, charging an average billable rate of $350 per hour, this translates to a staggering $35,000 of what could otherwise

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Transforming Medicare Advantage: The Untapped Power of Hospital Financial Assistance   

In the fiercely competitive Medicare Advantage market, the significance of Medicare Star Ratings has never been more pronounced. These ratings, far more than mere indicators of quality, play a critical role in influencing beneficiaries’ plan choices — choices that are often maintained throughout their retirement years.   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) annual

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The Ripple Effect of Medical Billing Errors on Preventive Care: How Healthcare Navigation Can Help 

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed to improve public health and lower healthcare costs. A cornerstone of the ACA was its emphasis on access to preventive care, including vaccinations, annual screenings, lifestyle counseling and wellness visits. The goal was to foster better health outcomes through no-cost early intervention and consequently, reduce overall

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A Comprehensive Healthcare Approach: Key to Addressing the Restaurant Worker Shortage 

See this article by Emry president Derek Fitteron and Sola president Steve Palma as it originally appeared in QSR Magazine.  The restaurant industry is grappling with an unprecedented staffing crisis. A National Restaurant Association survey reports that an overwhelming 62% of restaurant owners don’t have the staff they need to serve their customers. This shortage

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Savings From Healthcare Navigation: For Employers and Employees 

Healthcare navigation is changing the way both employers and their employees manage and save on healthcare expenses. Particularly for self-funded plans, the savings are two-fold: when an employee cuts down on healthcare costs, the employer benefits as well. Yet, people typically don’t think about their health benefits until the moment they need them. And when

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