It’s no secret that patients are frustrated with healthcare costs and would like the same price transparency that they’ve come to expect from retailers and online service providers. One recent survey of 1,300 U.S. consumers found that 91% said they believe hospitals and healthcare facilities should be required to publicly disclose the costs of their

What COVID-19 Revealed about Optimizing Patient Payments The COVID-19 pandemic created numerous challenges for providers, prompting many to re-evaluate their approaches to critical processes, such as engaging with patients, minimizing the cost of collections, and offering seamless billing options. Although some of the new burdens are likely to lessen as time goes on, the healthcare

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For the vast majority of Americans, healthcare isn’t getting any more affordable, and that means providers must account for this reality by offering flexible payment options to patients. A 2021 consumer survey by U.S. Bank revealed that healthcare affordability continues to be a challenge, particularly given the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on employment, household finances and

As vaccination rates rise and the U.S. begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, medical practices are assessing what their “new normal” looks like in a post-pandemic business environment. Regardless of the specific business challenges individual practices may face, patient engagement is certain to be a critical component of providers’ playbooks as they endeavor to

With the acquisition of Health iPASS in December of 2020, Sphere is placing a greater focus on leveraging their payment capabilities for the benefit of healthcare providers. Health iPASS is committed to creating better patient check-ins for better provider revenue, strengthened by the end-to-end patient payment support offered by Sphere. Health iPASS gets practices paid

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Leading fintech company integrates with low-code technology solutions provider to deliver secure payments for health and wellness visits.   Nashville, TN, April 20, 2021 —Sphere, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced it has teamed up with Raintree Systems, a provider of Practice Management, Revenue Cycle, Clinical Documentation, and Interoperability

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Availability of next-generation Health iPASS platform delivers complete end-to-end patient intake and payment experience NASHVILLE, TN – March 17, 2021– Sphere, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced the launch of the next generation of its patient payment platform. The expanded solution closely integrates Health iPASS’s market-leading patient intake and

In a recent episode of The Tate Chronicles on HealthcareNOW radio, Jim Tate talks to Ryne Natzke, VP of Strategic Accounts and Healthcare at Sphere. They discuss the current healthcare payments environment and the addition of Health iPASS to the Sphere family of patient engagement and payment solutions. The Tate Chronicles cover the frontline of

The United States is now almost one year into its COVID Pandemic Response that shifted a large percentage of its workforces to a remote office scenario.  While every organization works to maintain appropriate security and privacy safeguards in this new milieu, the stakes are higher for those companies that are obligated by the HIPAA Privacy

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Leading fintech company integrates with telemedicine solution to deliver secure payments for virtual health and wellness visits. Nashville, TN, September 15, 2020—Sphere, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced it has teamed up with GenieMD, a global provider of telemedicine solutions, to offer secure payment acceptance through the GenieMD platform.

Sphere recently sat down with its own Andrew Immerman, Senior Vice President of Technology to answer questions asked regularly by software vendors when choosing a payments platform with which to integrate. Mr. Immerman leverages over 20 years of experience in the development, deployment, coordination and operation of quality-driven, mission-critical technologies. Sphere: Why use a gateway

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Expansion to Denver’s growing tech hub accelerates Sphere’s growth and investment in its technology. Nashville, TN, August 20, 2020—Sphere, Powered by TrustCommerce, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software, today announced it has opened a new office in the Denver area. Located in Westminster, this expansion represents continued growth and investment in