Billing & Collections

The following guidelines outline how all hospitals and health systems can best serve their patients and communities. They underscore hospitals’ commitment to ensuring that conversations about financial obligations do not impede care, while recognizing that determinations around financial assistance…
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sept. 21 launched a rulemaking process to remove medical bills from credit reports by releasing a document that outlines proposals under consideration.
America’s hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location, or type, are committed to treating all patients with respect and dignity while providing high quality, accessible care, regardless of ability to pay or health insurance status.
The AHA received a request for comment from Human Rights Watch (HRW) as the organization prepares to release a report in June on “how the US government’s regulation of nonprofit hospitals’ medical billing and debt collection practices impact the right to health.”
The Issue Two trends in health insurance coverage are driving an increase in medical debt: inadequate health care coverage and high-deductible health plans that intentionally push more costs onto patients. These plans leave individuals financially vulnerable when seeking medical care, despite…
A Texas judge yesterday held that the federal government’s revised independent dispute resolution process for determining payment for out-of-network services under the No Surprises Act skews the arbitration results in commercial insurers’ favor in violation of the compromise Congress reached in the…
A series in the New York Times entitled “profits over patients” has presented a flawed narrative of America’s hospitals — specifically not-for-profit health systems. The
The Biden Administration has named 17 members to the Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury last week issued final regulations pertaining to several provisions of the No Surprises Act. In addition, the departments released a series of resources related to the regulations.
As trusted sources of health care in the community, America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to providing high quality and safe care to all individuals, as well as delivering a care experience that meets patients’ needs and expectations from scheduling through billing.