In an era of shrinking reimbursements, it's more important to capture every dollar owed to your practice as far forward in the process as possible. It's a matter of time and money.

According to a 2016 Kaiser Family Foundation study, average deductible and co-insurance costs have seen the biggest increases between 2004 and 2014, and continue to grow while copays are continuing to decline. The shift toward high deductible health plans has fueled that rise.