Simplifying Supplier Payments

Healthcare accounts payable and payment management are under scrutiny as the industry faces increasing financial pressure to manage costs and deliver high-level patient care. Automating your supplier payments with CommerceHealthcare® can add additional revenue opportunities, ensuring your organization isn’t leaving money on the table. Our healthcare accounts payable solutions can work with your existing ERP and accounting system.

Our accounts payable solutions can help your organization:

  • Build a successful and sustainable payment program each month, our team will work directly with your suppliers for enrollment

  • Deliver better payment experience – suppliers choose preferred electronic payment method

  • Generate monthly revenue share, with no disruption to current banking relationship

  • Complement existing programs – focused surveillance approach combined with a wider enrollment strategy can create additional revenue opportunities while reducing expenses

  • Improve cash flow - extending days payable outstanding while managing days cash on hand

  • Reduce costs – eliminating paper checks and escheatment

  • Gain greater insight into payment trends – provide analytics on your payment types and compare to national benchmarks

  • Minimize fraud risks

Virtual Card Payment Program

CommerceHealthcare® AP Card is an automated, electronic supplier payment management program that can generate additional profit for your organization. There is no cost for implementation and it doesn’t disrupt your current banking relationships.

Learn more about CommerceHealthcare® AP Card

Supplier Payment Program

CommerceHealthcare® Payment Hub is an automated platform that can optimize your organization’s supplier payments across all enterprise applications, payment types and banks.

Learn more about Payment Hub

Patient Refund Services

PreferPayTM, by CommerceHealthcare®, makes patient refunds quick and simple for you and your patients. The program can reduce administrative burdens and costs, while providing your patients faster access to refunds.

Learn more about PreferPayTM

"Customer service from Commerce has been great. They required almost no work from us to set up our AP program. It’s been a roaring success." - Accounting Manager
 

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Trends & Insights

Resources on a wide range of topics including healthcare receivables and disbursements management, patient financing, patient payment experience, and healthcare banking.

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Mark Huebner

Mark Huebner is Director of Health Services Financing (HSF®), a flexible patient financing program designed specifically for healthcare providers.

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Stephanie Barnett

Stephanie Barnett is a skilled healthcare executive with over 25 years of revenue cycle operational and leadership experience.

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Amy Rinard

Amy Rinard manages healthcare payments solutions including payment reconciliation and posting automation.

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Joel Reddington

Joel Reddington leads a team of finance professionals dedicated exclusively to the healthcare industry.

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Access the latest news and announcements featuring CommerceHealthcare® services and partnerships.

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Rick Heise

Rick Heise provides leadership for CommerceHealthcare® and its team of experienced healthcare and banking professionals.

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Ward Svarvari

Ward Svarvari serves as Healthcare Relationship Executive, supporting health systems, hospitals and physician practices in optimizing revenue cycle operations.

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Customized Health Services Financing Connects with Patients.

HSF loan program helps Hackensack University Medical Center finance $6 million in patient bills, dropping bad debt by $3 million.

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Major hospital rehabilitates paper-based accounts payable.

Automated accounts payable solutions help Major Hospital streamline processes at multiple locations.

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A healthier approach to saving.

CommerceHealthcare® helps a west coast not-for-profit health system optimizes its accounts payable program, increasing revenue shares.

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Seeing the Big Picture.

Eye care clinic leverages healthcare merchant services to streamline reconciliation and credit card processing.

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Patient Loan Program a Match for Catholic Health System.

One of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems utilizes CommerceHealthcare® to deliver a compassionate patient loan program.

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Partners in health.

With healthcare banking needs becoming more complex, a growing urology practice found the financial expertise it needed at CommerceHealthcare®.

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Just what the family doctor ordered.

When it comes to healthcare banking services, one of the largest medical associations in the U.S. found a financial partner in CommerceHealthcare®.

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Strong commitment to saving.

American Healthcare automates AP vendor payments to streamline back-office operations.

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A commitment to compassion.

Fitzgibbon Hospital leverages back-end remittance automation to help improve patient payments and employee engagement.

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Patient Financing Program Puts Focus Back on Patient Care

Recognizing a need for patient financing program, Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services selected HSF® to help patients while also improving its cash flow.

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Improving Cash Flow and the Patient Experience.

Nebraska Health leverages Health Services Financing, a patient financing program, to reduce debt, improve cash flow and enhance patient experience.

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Motivating a New Culture of Collections

Nebraska Medicine shares how its proactive approach brought two revenue cycles together, improved billing processes and increased patient satisfaction.

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Value of Recourse Financing

Recourse patient loans are a time-tested model and an essential component of a dynamic financing toolkit. However, healthcare providers tend to view these programs through a single lens. This article explores the many benefits of recourse programs.

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Feeling the Pain: How Rising Healthcare Costs are Impacting the Patient/Provider Relationship

Rising deductibles and out-of-pocket costs are changing the dynamic of the provider/patient relationship. This infographic explores increasing patient financial responsibility and challenges in collecting patient payments.

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Healthcare Finance Trends 2019 ebook

The 2019 Healthcare Financial Trends Report, by CommerceHealthcare®, identifies six themes critical for healthcare finance leaders.

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HFMA Trendsetter: Optimizing Payment Receipt to Improve Cash Flow and Reduce Error

Although the healthcare industry has made strides in leveraging technology to streamline financial operations, there are still many opportunities for improvement. This article explores strategies healthcare providers can utilize to optimize payment receipt and strength revenue cycle operations.

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The Evolving Revenue Cycle

Revenue cycle is a key function for healthcare providers as the need to maximize patient revenue is essential to their financial well-being. From price transparency, to revenue cycle automation and patient lending programs, this article examines several strategies that generate the most financial impact.

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Offering long-term payment plans to meet the financial needs of patients

Patient payment plans are an important tool for healthcare providers. This article explains how these programs are helping patients and providers.

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What to Expect When an AP Program Provider Says They Enroll.

A strong accounts payable strategy can deliver cost savings and new revenue opportunities. 8 ways an AP card program can maximize your bottom line.

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Solution Perspective: Efficient Patient Financing Enrollment

This article explains challenges around patient financing programs and why patient enrollment is critical to success.

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Key Takeaways from the 2019 Beckers Hospital Review Annual Meeting

This report distills four of the noteworthy themes highlighted during the 2019 Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting.

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Selecting the Right Healthcare Financial Partner

The Selecting the Right Healthcare Financial Partner eBook, by CommerceHealthcare®, identifies five attributes critical when selecting a financial firm.

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Patient Loan Financing Growth

Commerce Bank announced it has reached $500 million in committed credit lines for its patient financing solution in three years.

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Excela Health Learns it Pays to Streamline AP

Excela Health leverages accounts payable payment automation to increase efficiency, generate additional revenue and reduce costs.

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Gundersen Health System cures vendor payment pains.

Gundersen Health System leverages Payment Hub to automate vendor payments while generating monthly revenue share.

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Simplifying and Accelerating the Healthcare Remittance Process.

Kansas Surgical Consultants leverages CommerceHealthcare RemitConnect to simplify and accelerate the remittance process.

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Some much-needed medicine.

Learn how CommerceHealthcare® leveraged healthcare lockbox automation to help a children’s hospital eradicate manual payment posting.

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Streamlining Payment Processing with RemitConnect

Following a comprehensive review, LMH Health leveraged payment automation to eliminate manual processes, boost productivity and decrease errors.

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Using PPP Funds to Provide Counseling to Those in Need.

Facing significant challenges due to COVID-19, Tri-County Mental Health Services applied for and received funding through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP).

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Building an Even Better Practice.

For years a rapidly growing pediatric clinic had considered expansion but needed financial guidance. Commerce Bank made the commercial real estate loan process easy, helping the clinic manage the financial complexities.

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A healthier approach to accounts receivable.

Learn how CommerceHealthcare® helped Hannibal Regional Healthcare optimize payment reconciliation by automating accounts receivable processes.

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Prepaid Expense Cards a Win-win Solution for Burrell Behavioral Health.

Burrell Behavioral Health saves times and money, while reducing risks through prepaid expense cards.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your AP Strategy and Increase Revenue.

5 ways to maximize your Accounts Payable strategy. Increase revenue and find cost savings. Stop paying with checks and leverage multiple payment types.

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Care, Not Collections, in a High Deductible World.

Patient lending programs are on the rise, as healthcare providers explore innovative ways to integrate compassion into billing and collection processes.

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Four Themes at the 2019 HFMA Annual Conference

The HFMA Annual Meeting is a premier forum for idea exchange on the finance challenges and trends shaping the industry. This brief provides an overview of four key themes spotlighted throughout this year's annual meeting.

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Children's Hospital Automates the Work of 8 Staff Members.

CommerceHealthcare® helps Children’s Hospital leverage healthcare lockbox automation to accelerate the payment posting process and improve posting accuracy.

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Getting the US Healthcare System to a Healthier State.

Learn about challenges healthcare providers face and how CommerceHealthcare® can help organizations automate processes and improve cashflow.

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How to Create a Smarter, Faster Payment Experience.

In this webinar, you will hear how Saint Francis Healthcare System has implemented payment automation strategies to streamline operations.

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Samaritan Health Services Saves Profits with Healthier AP Solutions.

Learn how Commerce worked with Samaritan Health Services to increase revenue through their accounts payable program.

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7 Questions to Ask Providers of Long-Term Payment Plans.

Use these questions to determine if a provider supports your healthcare organization’s cash flow and revenue cycle goals and if they are patient-friendly.

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Utilizing Innovation to Improve the Patient Experience.

The Becker's Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference, sponsored by CommerceHealthcare®, delivered insight and innovation into patient experience.

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5 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Use Automation to Get Paid Faster.

Learn some ways to streamline your revenue cycle to generate more revenue - and faster.

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Best Practices: Is Your Hospital's Accounts Payable Program Still Working for You?

Is your accounts payable program stale? Is it underperforming? With margins shrinking for many providers, the time is right to adopt new best practices for your AP program.

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Take Control of Your Payments: Taming Remittance Complexity

Taking control of payments through automation is crucial for healthcare providers. This article examines four trends driving payment and remittance complexity.

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How Today’s Hospitals Need to Financially Prepare for a New Normal as a Result of COVID-19

Hospitals and physician practices must adapt and operate today under a new normal. This article explores payment strategies healthcare providers can use to transition in these unusual times.

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2 tools to help providers optimize patient payment plans and boost collections

Healthcare organizations can work toward a more efficient patient payment process by analyzing the cost of payment plans.

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Six Opportunities to Grow Revenue

While cost containment is a common strategy for providers, many are now shifting focus to opportunities in the payables cycle. This report examines six ways to grow revenue and enhance cash flow through AP automation.

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Healthcare Payments in an Era of Disruption

New forces have emerged carrying the potential to disrupt the healthcare industry, especially in the area of finance. This eBook examines the nature of disruption, the implications for healthcare payments, and effective strategies to overcome the barriers to fundamental change and innovation.

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Managing Financial Complexity Webinar

This HFMA Trendsetters webinar examines payment management strategies that will help hospitals and other healthcare providers automate receivables and posting workflows, while bridging revenue cycle and finance teams.

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2020 Healthcare Financial Trends

Healthcare financial trends will have a big impact on the healthcare industry in 2020. This eBook examines nine 2020 healthcare trends critical for healthcare leaders.

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How to Take Advantage of Early Payment Discounts

When it comes to vendor payments, many healthcare organizations are missing out on some simple cost savings. This article highlights how providers can leverage early payment discounts as part of a better payment strategy.

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Does Your Health System Have a Payment Strategy?

Your healthcare organization probably has a growth strategy, but does it have a payment strategy. This article details why a payment strategy is so important and offers tips to make sure your strategy is effective.

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Getting to Zero Patient AR Through Patient Financing

Hospitals strive to accelerate cash flow and minimize bad debt. This report examines the challenges of reducing patient AR and how an effective patient financing strategy can help.

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5 Best Practices for Using Virtual Credit Cards

The role an AP department can play in an organization's strategic growth is often overlooked. For example, an AP card, or virtual card, can automate process while capturing costs savings and generating revenue. Here are 5 best practices that contribute to a successful virtual card program.

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A Comprehensive Remittance Platform: Why It’s Essential

This article explores current trends and challenges in remittance processing and details the benefits of a comprehensive platform, including improved management, cost savings and operational efficiency.

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Optimizing Cash Returns in 2020

It is a challenging time for healthcare finance executive. This article explores seven investment strategies designed to optimize cash returns.

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Are your financial and payment partners helping you guard against fraud?

Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams are on the rise according to the 2019 Association for Financial Professionals Report. 11 tips to help mitigate fraud.

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How to Convince Suppliers to Accept Virtual Card Payments

A virtual card payment program can help healthcare organizations reduce costs while building strong supplier relationships. This article explores how providers can convince vendors to accept virtual card payments.

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Meeting Patients at Their Point of Need

Access to affordable care is a formidable concern as patients shoulder increasing levels of the cost of care. This eBook focuses on strategies health systems, hospitals and physician practices can use to meet patients’ financial needs.

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Prevent COVID-19 From Causing a Cash-Flow Crisis

How can healthcare providers prevent a public health crisis from causing a cash-flow crisis? This eBook focuses on modern revenue- cycle improvement options to improve processes with limited budgets and staff.

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Solution Perspective: Overcoming Remote Workforce Challenges in Patient Financing

This article examines how a patient financing programs, backed by a strong bank, can help mitigate the risk of a remote workforce while improving patient collections and cash flow.

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Solution Perspective: Why Program Management is Key to Patient Financing Expansion

There are many barriers healthcare providers face when operating a patient financing program. This article examines why strong program management is important.

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The Best Way to Build a Multilayered Payment Strategy

Is your healthcare organization getting the most out of its payment strategy? The article explains how providers can maximize a payment strategy's long-term value by implementing a multi-phased approach.

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Webinar: Offering Long-Term Payment Plans to Meet Patient Financial Needs

In this webinar, you will learn how healthcare providers are leveraging payment plans to accommodate patient financial needs.

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Leading Through a Pandemic

The healthcare industry is facing unprecedented challenges in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This eBook explores investment strategies designed to help healthcare providers optimize returns during this historic low-rate environment.

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Solution Perspective: Pre-Service Financing

Cost estimates, financing options, and upfront payments are becoming more common in healthcare. This article explores how pre-service financing is helping providers navigate this new environment.

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Uncovering Alternative Revenue Streams in Your Supplier Payment Processes

This webinar examines how finance leaders are uncovering alternative revenue streams by optimizing supplier payment processes, improving back office and accounting efficiencies, and minimizing payment errors and overpayments.

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Supporting A Remote Financial Workforce

In this post-pandemic environment, healthcare providers are operating with minimal staff and an increasingly remote workforce. This article offers several steps organizations can take to support staff who are working remotely, while maintaining effective financial operations.

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Seizing the Benefits of Strong Supplier Relationships

Suppliers are key to the success of your health system, and that means building a strong financial relationship. Here are four strategies to foster better, stronger supplier relationships.

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Supplier Payments During a Crisis Webinar

This webinar examines supplier payment strategies and best practices that leading healthcare organizations are utilizing to successfully respond to COVID-19.

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Thank You Healthcare Workers

A special video message thanking healthcare workers for caring for our families and communities.

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The Gold Standard of Remittance Automation

This article examines barriers to remittance automation, defines the essential characteristics of automation and describes how Commerce can help meet these challenges.

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About CommerceHealthcare®

CommerceHealthcare® is dedicated to transforming the healthcare finance experience for providers, payers, and patients.

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Our Solutions

CommerceHealthcare® provides healthcare payment and financial solutions which can reduce costs, improve efficiencies and create better payment experiences.

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Healthcare Remittance Services

Healthcare Remittance Services by CommerceHealthcare® reduces costs and enhances payer and patient collections within an organization’s current billing system.

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Healthcare Lockbox Services

Healthcare Lockbox Services expedites and reduces the collection costs of mailed patient payments by providing timely deposit to healthcare remittances.

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Healthcare Accounts Payable Solutions

CommerceHealthcare® can simplify your healthcare accounts payable process, creating a better supplier payments and patient refund experience.

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Receivables Management Services

Healthcare receivables management services by CommerceHealthcare® are focused on simplifying your payments process and creating a better payment experience.

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Healthcare Virtual Card Payment Program

A healthcare virtual card program simplifies payments, reduces costs and provides revenue sharing for health systems, hospitals and physician practices.

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Healthcare Vendor Payment Program

Payment Hub is a healthcare vendor payment program which utilizes invoice automation to support a healthcare provider’s existing accounting system.

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Your Challenges

CommerceHealthcare® is dedicated to helping healthcare providers overcome their biggest financial challenges and build better experiences for patients and staff.

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Healthcare Corporate Banking

CommerceHealthcare® delivers healthcare banking solutions including capital investments, acquisition financing, bond financing, loans and leasing.

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Patient Lending

It’s the patient lending program that is changing healthcare. HSF® is delivering interest free or low rate line of credit with a no-hassle enrollment process.

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2021 Healthcare Financial Trends

The coronavirus cast a long shadow over 2020 and triggered fundamental shifts in healthcare. The 2021 Healthcare Finance Trends examines eleven high-impact trends expected in the year ahead.

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Patient Refund Optimization

Patient refunds have never been so easy or fast. PreferPayTM empowers healthcare providers to lower costs, enhance workflows and improve the patient experience.

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CommerceHealthcare Shares Healthcare Finance Trends and Insights Report

CommerceHealthcare releases its Healthcare Finance Trends Report which highlights key trends providers should consider when planning for the year ahead and into the future.

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Healthcare Provider Login

Log into your CommerceHealthcare® account for Health Services Financing (HSF®), Accounts Payable and RemitConnect®.

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