+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Hospital-owned collection agencies: concerns and considerations

Hospital-owned collection agencies: concerns and considerations

Healthcare Financial Management 40(12): 34-40

Two factors can affect the desirability of a hospital owning and operating a collection agency--the Internal Revenue Code and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. From a tax code perspective, the hospital that elects to own its own collection agency cooperatively will have an advantage over the hospital that has its own fully owned subsidiary that collects accounts for other hospitals. From the perspective of the Fair Debt Act, in either case, the hospital must take great care to see that the provisions of the act are followed.

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 046273003

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 10279252

Related references

Hospital owned and operated collection agencies: tactical considerations. Patient Accounts 9(12): 2-3, 1986

Healthcare system-owned collection agencies. Revenue-Cycle Strategist 4(7): 1-3, 2007

The collection of the physician's fee through private medical accounting agencies and commercial collection agencies. Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 115(37): 1411-1413, 1990

Comparing the Treatment Algorithm and Complications for Patients Undergoing an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion at a Physician-Owned Specialty Hospital and a University-Owned Tertiary Care Hospital. American Journal of Medical Quality 32(2): 208-214, 2016

Hospital information system institutionalization processes in indonesian public, government-owned and privately owned hospitals. International Journal of Medical Informatics 95: 17-34, 2017

Considerations and concerns when closing a hospital. Interview by Donald E.L. Johnson. Health Care Strategic Management 7(2): 10-11, 1989

Concerns of a pediatric hospital's P & T Committee: quality care emphasized over cost considerations. Hospital Formulary 25(10): 1084-7, 1091, 1990

Hospital characteristics and patient populations served by physician owned and non physician owned orthopedic specialty hospitals. Bmc Health Services Research 7: 155, 2007

Total expenditures per patient in hospital-owned and physician-owned physician organizations in California. JAMA 312(16): 1663-1669, 2014

Concerning collection agency standards - A communication from the California Association of Collection Agencies. California and Western Medicine 42(3): 226-227, 1935

Collection agencies, credit bureaus and other collection professionals. Dentistry Today 14(5): 106-107, 1995

Nearly half of all Medicare hospice enrollees received care from agencies owned by regional or national chains. Health Affairs 34(1): 30-38, 2017

A New Approach to Hospital Information Systems: The Design of Hospital Report Generators for Statistical Reports to Agencies Outside the Individual Hospital. Inquiry - Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision & Financing 4(1): 37-43, 1967

Agencies raise health concerns over treatment of Kos migrants. Bmj 351: H4459-H4459, 2015

Ethical concerns regarding animal use mediate the relationship between variety of pets owned in childhood and vegetarianism in adulthood. Appetite 123: 43-48, 2017