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Hatch hunts for hospitals. Minnesota is now the main stage in U.S. debate over uninsured billing as a third group of hospitals sign pacts with state officials



Hatch hunts for hospitals. Minnesota is now the main stage in U.S. debate over uninsured billing as a third group of hospitals sign pacts with state officials



Modern Healthcare 35(23): 6-7, 1



Minnesota has become the main stage in the debate over uninsured billing. Forthe third month in a row, state authorities have signed agreements with hospitals to expand discount programs and limit debt-collection efforts. The latest deal means about 75% of admissions there will be covered by such pacts. "We saw this as a positive response to a major public challenge," said Terence Pladson, left, of CentraCare.

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