Action Needed: Why Medical Debt Should Concern Health Organizations

R1 Regulatory TeamJune 22, 2022

In the United States, an estimated 43 million Americans hold a total of $88 billion in medical debt on their credit reports. Patients often incur these expenses unexpectedly, leading to high rates of bankruptcy. Healthcare organizations are now facing increased scrutiny over patient billing and collection practices.

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Hospital Access Management: Physicians, Patients Rarely Discuss Cost

Hospital Access ManagementFebruary 3, 2021

Physicians order tests, prescribe drugs, give referrals to specialists, and recommend surgery — almost always without ever addressing how much all of it costs.

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