How Medical Debt Forgiveness Benefits Hospitals

A tax expert describes how forgiving medical debts that a healthcare provider will more than likely never collect has an "incredibly low cost, generating very high return" for hospitals.

1 comments on "How Medical Debt Forgiveness Benefits Hospitals"
JKuriyan (5/15/2013 at 3:55 PM)

What is not clear is if the hospital will use its notorious "charge master" to decide on the size of the debt. I hear that non-profits often use the charge master to calculate the "charity" service they contribute to earn their non-taxpaying status. Two more reasons why a charge master with fictitious and exhorbitant charges can help a hospital.


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