Revenue cycle, billing improvements trump lawsuits when it comes to collecting
from Healthcare Finance
Over the past few years, a curious revenue strategy has emerged among some hospitals and health systems: suing patients, or garnishing their wages, to collect revenue. Virginia was in the spotlight earlier this year for that reason. Researched published in JAMA in June found that not only are lawsuits a common debt collection strategy among hospitals in the state, but more than 70% of Virginia's healthcare facilities that garnished wages were nonprofit.
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