Providing financing for everything from medical equipment and facilities to healthcare providers themselves, the banking industry has long been a major player in the healthcare industry. A number of new products and services have been developed in recent years to help banks manage healthcare practices and organizations on a day-to-day basis, but banks have become much more involved in the day-to-day operations of healthcare organizations. With the increase in the healthcare banking sector, banking’s role in managing healthcare practices is expected to continue to deepen over the next few years. A void has long been left in the market because traditional banking products have been simply labeled as “healthcare,” without considering product-partner fit.
The result has been the development of specialized products and services for healthcare banking by some banking service(s) providers. Getting ahead in today’s healthcare market requires a strategic partnership that offers financial solutions, innovative banking products, integrations, and a commitment to the industry over the long run. In order to meet the needs of healthcare providers and patients, banks are providing more comprehensive banking products and services, including loans, credit cards, merchant services, and banking services. Healthcare banking products and services are becoming increasingly sophisticated and integrated. In addition to deposit accounts, treasury solutions, merchant services, data management tools, and practice financing, healthcare banking provides a full array of products and services to manage daily operations efficiently.
Remote deposit capture, ACH payments, payroll, and bill pay are among the convenient ways to deposit checks with treasury solutions, and lockbox payments allow patients to pay securely. Online banking solutions from Treasury Solutions include online deposit accounts, wire transfers, fraud mitigation, and stop payments, among others.
Solutions for the Treasury:
- Banking Online & Mobile for Businesses
- Origination of ACH
- Capturing deposits remotely
- Keeping a lockbox
- Fraud mitigation tools and positive pay
- Transfers via wire
To make payments easier for patients, healthcare banking also offers merchant solutions along with treasury solutions. Merchant processing integrates with the practice’s EMR, making it easy for patients to pay co-pays during the visit. In general, patients can pay for services using a variety of methods, including credit cards, ACH, and e-checks.
Services for merchants:
It is imperative that practitioners always look for ways to improve their practices since healthcare is a highly competitive industry. To stay competitive and expand their practice, healthcare practitioners need to be able to access capital through banking products and services.