10 Valentines to Send to Your Payers

It's almost Valentine's Day. Here are 10 "valentines" that you can send to your payers, to improve and develop this important "relationship."

Thanks to Valentine's Day, February is the time of the year when relationships take center stage. For medical providers, few relationships are more significant than those they develop with their payers. Payer-provider interaction can help determine the quality of care and the range of services a practice can offer, and will ultimately shape its relationship with patients.   Here are some ways practices can better work with payers, to the benefit of their patients. Let's call these the top "valentines" your practice should send to payers. Before you get squeamish at the idea of sending love to your payers, this advice can go a long way in improving outcomes and lowering costs for your patients.