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Hospitals put teeth into efforts to collect bad debt

Hospitals put teeth into efforts to collect bad debt

Modern Healthcare 21(24): 41-2, 44-50

The growth of bad debt and accounts receivable is prompting hospitals across the county to adopt more stringent collection policies. Some hospitals that have gotten tough are finding that these programs can significantly increase cash flow. But experts warn that such measures invite public criticism. Many hospital administrators, however, are finding they have no choice except to go after patients who have the means to pay.

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