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Home Healthcare Factoring: The Right Funding Solution for Your Home Healthcare Agency

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By Phil Cohen

Instead of waiting weeks or months to receive payments from Medicaid, Medicare, insurance companies and/or private consumers, would your agency rather have your cash immediately? Did a bank recently turn down your business loan application? Are your home healthcare receivables available to be collateralized?

If you answered ‘yes’ to one or all of the questions above, then home health care agency invoice financing is by far the best funding option for your business.

Home healthcare invoice funding is the conversion of accounts receivable into cash by selling outstanding invoices to a factoring firm. Home healthcare agency financing is a viable financial solution that gives companies immediate cash to manage operations more efficiently. Home care agency owners can then use the liquid capital to make payroll, pay taxes and meet other recurring financial obligations.

Here are some additional key concepts about this alternative form of home healthcare agency funding:

  • Home health care factoring is an excellent long or short-term financing solution for small and mid-sized agencies. Some factoring companies will require a 1 or 2-year funding commitment, but there are many that will factor invoices without a termed contract.
  • Even though a factor might review your personal and/or business credit as part of its due diligence procedures, home health care invoice funding decisions are predominantly based on your customer’s credibility, not yours.
  • Home healthcare factoring is not the same thing as a business loan. No debt is created, so your balance sheet remains clean. Moreover, home health care agencies can receive cash without providing personal collateral or accruing interest.
  • Factoring fees and advance rates are clear and objective-both are based on the size of your invoices, how long it takes to be paid, and the creditworthiness of your customers.
  • Invoice funding helps build your company’s credit. With a stabilized cash flow, your home healthcare agency can use money from factoring to clean up debts as well as pay overhead, payroll and invoices. Being able to do these things will only improve your credit history and make it easier to obtain credit from vendors and other financial institutions in the future.

When you sell your receivables to a home health care factoring company, you can maintain a balanced and healthy cash flow, while simultaneously building your credit. In essence, you can solve your home healthcare company’s cash flow problems, giving your company both the time and money to focus on more crucial success factors.

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Phil Cohen

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Philip Cohen is the founder and President of PRN Funding, LLC. PRN Funding is an extraordinarily focused niche player in healthcare funding. With years of…... Read More

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