Missouri hospitals’ uncompensated care costs grew $80M in a year

Morgan Haefner –
Monday, June 29th, 2020

Including charity care and bad financial obligation, Missouri health centers saw their uncompensated care costs grow $80 million from 2017-18. In total, health centers provided $1.5 billion in uncompensated care in 2018, with almost two-thirds of the growth originating from charity care. Bad debt increased by almost $30 million in the year period..

Medical facilities in Missouri are seeing their charity care and uncollectable bill increase as more services arent paid for, according to a neighborhood investment report from the Missouri Hospital Association..

Read the complete report here.

The Missouri Hospital Association estimates that with other advantages like donations and overdue costs related to dealing with Medicare and Medicaid patients, Missouri medical facilities spent $3 billion on community financial investments in 2018.

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