The financial consult appointment is one of the most consistent areas of patient dissatisfaction as they engage with your practice. It’s easy to understand why. Explaining package pricing in a consistent manner can be challenging, and financial counselors have to understand how to appropriately layer on any additional services to each patient’s treatment plan calls for while leveraging discounts and correctly billing insurance for any covered services.
Inova’s Financial Consult module has been designed from our years of experience supporting and performing these activities.
Getting Started with Financial Agreements
Financial agreements in Inova are powered by our flexible packages and services that you can tailor to your needs with just a few simple steps.
Packages can be placed into user defined categories so that finding the right package is always quick and easy. Adding and managing categories is a snap in Inova, just click Admin from the left menu, then Add Category under Packages. Most clinics chose to group IVF, IUI, and 3rd Party packages into their own categories for ease of use.
With some new categories ready for use you are ready to start creating packages. Start with your own patient agreements and design a set of treatment packages that reflect your clinic’s pricing, standard terms and conditions, and any restrictions for the package. Packages provide the capability for endless customization to meet the needs of your clinic’s treatment protocols. Once designed, packages ensure each patient receives a concise, consistent, accurate quote from your financial counseling team.
Many packages have optional components that are not included in your standard of care, such as genetic testing, anesthesia, embryo storage, etc. While you certainly could create separate packages for each scenario, this would quickly become difficult to manage. Services exist to address this need. Much like packages, service support multiple categories that can mirror or differ from package categories based on your needs. All service categories are available when building a financial agreement however.
With packages and services setup for use, creating bespoke financial agreements becomes incredibly efficient. Select a package, add any applicable additional services, apply qualifying discounts and notes, and review. Inova builds a clear financial agreement based on your package template and pricing.
Happy with the agreement? Send your patient a digital copy via our HelloSign integration. And partners can receive a separate copy to review and sign if your policy requires.
Inova takes the complicated guesswork out of your financial agreements process, allowing you to focus on patient care.