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Patient balances after care continue steady rise

July 2, 2018

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The amounts that patients pay for healthcare services, after insurers settle with providers, continues to march upward, in part leading healthcare organizations to improve capabilities to handle new pressures on revenue cycle management.

A recent study of patient balances after insurance (PBAI) indicates that uncompensated care is rising as a result. The trend of rising PBAI is amplifying bad debt exposure for providers, which is contributing to the rise in uncompensated care.

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