With patient responsibility as a percentage of revenue on the rise, providers have seen their billing-related costs and accounts receivable levels increase. Each has a very personal healthcare experience, and each has distinct financial needs and preferences that have an impact on how, when and if they chose to pay their healthcare bill. The need to tailor financial conversations and payment options to individual needs and preferences is critical. This presentation provides 10 recommendations that will not only help you improve payment performance through a more tailored approach, but take control of rising collection costs.
Reduced air, noise and water pollution, wildlife crashes and other types of environmental damages. Efficient Land Use Supports strategic land use planning objectives, such as reduced sprawl, urban redevelopment and reduced habitat fragmentation.
Community Livability Improved local environmental quality and community cohesion. Physical Fitness and Health Improved public fitness and health due to more physical activity, usually through increased daily walking and cycling. Most TDM strategies help achieve most of these benefits in most situations.
Conventional transport planning that focuses on just a few impacts tends to undervalue TDM. Most conventional transport improvement strategies only solve one or two problems, but due to Rebound effects they stimulate additional vehicle travel they exacerbate others. For example, widening roadways may reduce traffic congestion at least for a while but by generating additional vehicle travel it tends to increase problems such as downstream traffic and parking congestion, energy consumption and sprawl.
Similarly, more efficient and alternative fuel vehicles may reduce energy problems and pollution emissions, but by reducing the per-mile cost of driving they tend to increase problems such as traffic and parking congestion, accidents and sprawl.
Conventional transport planning practices tend to focus on a limited set of impacts and so tend to undervalue TDM. For example, conventional planning often focuses on motor vehicle congestion, vehicle operating costs and accident rates, but ignores delays to pedestrians and cyclists, vehicle ownership costs, and physical fitness and public health impacts.
Many of the methods used to measure transport system quality are biased in favor of automobile travel. For example, conventional planning often uses a congestion index the ratio of actual vehicle traffic speeds to uncongested travel speeds and motor vehicle crash rates per million vehicle-miles to identify problem areas; indicators that focus on automobile travel conditions and ignore the costs of increased vehicle travel.
Cost Effective When all impacts benefits and costs are considered, Transportation Demand Management strategies are often the most cost effective way to improve transportation. TDM can defer and reduce the need to expand roads and parking facilities, and provide other benefits such as reduced traffic accidents, energy conservation, and improved mobility for non-drivers.
Flexibility TDM can provide flexible responses to many types of transportation problems, including those that are urgent, temporary, variable or unpredictable.
TDM programs can be implemented quickly, and tailored to a particular situation and user group. Demand management avoids the risk that a major capital investment will prove wasteful due to unforeseen changes in transportation needs.
Consumer Benefits TDM can provide various consumers benefits. Many TDM strategies use positive incentives, they improve transportation options and provide financial rewards, and consumers benefit from reduced traffic congestion, parking problems, crash risk and pollution emissions.
Equity TDM can help achieve Equity objectives. It can result in a fairer allocation of resources between different demographic and geographic groups. Many strategies directly benefit people who are economically, physically or socially disadvantaged by improving transportation options available to non-drivers.
They correct existing market distortions, which increases economic efficiency, equity and consumer benefits. TDM supports economic development by increasing productivity and reducing external costs.ABSTRACT.
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