NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

Two Thirds of Patients' Hospital Debts Unpaid

March 28, 2016

When it comes to getting money from patients directly, hospitals are hopeless, with two thirds of their accounts receivable remaining unpaid. The policy solution requires turning the business model upside down. Most hospital procedures are scheduled. For auto insurance, customers send binding estimate to their insurers, which approve the repair before it gets done.


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