“To access hospital financial assistance or charity care you have to clearly communicate financial hardship in specific terms,” says Newsad. “Patient account representatives are always trying to discern the difference between those who are unable to pay and those who are unwilling to pay. The more certain they are that someone is unable to pay, the more likely they will set up payment plans, give discounts, and waive balances. The more certain they are that someone is unwilling to pay, the more likely the account will go to collections. "
In Medical Bill Help, Newsad goes on to explain that not-for-profit hospitals and similar medical providers have to provide charity medical care in the form of free care and write-offs or the IRS will penalize them for unpaid “back taxes”. And because so many physicians are becoming employees of these not-for-profit hospitals, the same rules are starting to apply for physician bills as well. They can and will do this, but they have to have some evidence of inability.
Medical Bill Help is available as a low-cost ebook for Kindle and the free "Kindle for PC" reader.
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The Westminster Cambridge Conglomerate is the publishing company for Medical Bill Help and The Medical Bill Survival Guide.