Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Two Thirds of Patients' Hospital Debts Unpaid

Holly Fletcher of The Tennessean describes an insane system of billing which has been focused on getting dollars out of the byzantine bureaucracies we call health insurers. When it comes to getting money from patients directly, hospitals are hopeless, with two thirds of their accounts receivable remaining unpaid.

One might think this was a problem that is not too difficult to solve: Just call the supermarket or department store and ask them to recommend a point-of-sale technology vendor.

Read the entire entry at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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