Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants

K-State Research and Extension is looking for your input.

Posted 26 days ago

Are you a health care professional? We are asking for your help to understand how healthcare providers’ think about patients’ out-of-pocket healthcare costs.

We are seeking physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals with experience in working with patients who have health insurance but still juggling health care out-of-pocket expenses. 

We have a short (15 questions) online survey to gain an understanding of your perceptions of their patients’ out-of-pocket medical costs, including when people have high-deductible health insurance.  The study is being conducted by Kansas State University Extension.

We also hope to learn about how budget coaching or financial education would be a useful tool for patients who struggle to pay for healthcare costs. 

The results of this study will help us to develop Extension programs in Kansas, as well as help employers, plan administrators, and policy-makers to better address the effects of out-of-pocket costs family’s health and finances. 

Your participation in the study is voluntary and would consist of completing an online survey. All your responses will be kept confidential.  There is no personal or identifying information in the survey form.

Follow this link to the Survey: 
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

If you have any questions about this survey, or are having problems accessing the survey, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Kiss at Kansas State University (dekiss4@ksu.edu), or Emily Koochel (ekoochel@ksu.edu).

Thank you!


Emily Koochel, M.S.

Ph.D. Candidate & Graduate Teaching Asst. | Applied Family Science

Peer Financial Counselor | Powercat Financial
Kansas State University 
Manhattan, KS 66506