Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Healthcare cost/benefit analysis

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    There are 45 million Americans with no health insurance in this country.

    After (or before) healthcare services are provided, should hospitals aggressively attempt to collect the outstanding balances of the uninsured or just write it off as charitable care?

    Perform a cost/benefit analysis to justify your response.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 9:00 pm ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    Hospitals should not attempt to aggressively collect outstanding balances for the uninsured. For purposes of this analyzation, we have to look at the word aggressive as this means more than just a few notices in the mail. Rather, aggressive attempts to collect would include taking the parties to court and going through the process of making claims in bankruptcy and lien court to collect the amounts due.

    If a hospital were to attempt to aggressively collect, the cost would include hiring collection agencies to first try to call the individuals to encourage them to pay. This is above and beyond the cost incurred by the hospitals to ...

    Solution Summary

    The expert examines healthcare cost/benefits for analysis.