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Healthcare Finances

This chapter discusses the structure of healthcare finances and funding (insurance and other third-party payers). Through seven articles this chapter explains how you can productively navigate the healthcare finance system, conduct research, understand the billing cycle, track payment, and appeal a claim within the payer system.

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to

  • Have a better understanding of medical costs, expenses, payers, and processes;
  • Research, track, and document health information;
  • Evaluate and identify quality health information; and
  • Collect purposeful health information to increase claim
  • Lesson Application 3: Healthcare Finances

    This course addresses the structure of finances and funding.relationship between the healthcare facility insurance and other third-party payers.


Good Day Health Advocates! My name is Prof. Woodruff and I am your instructor for this course. I am also the founder of the Patient Better program and it is my mission to help all those who want to learn how to become more informed about their healthcare. I have been working in the healthcare industry for 20+ years and hold a Master's in Healthcare Administration and I am an expert in patient education. I created this academy for visual learners in hopes to further extend Patient Better's reach to those in need of an easier health journey.