Hospitals saw 10% increase in self-pay dollars in past 5 years

From Becker’s:

With the rising popularity of high-deductible health plans, hospital and health system executives know they must find effective ways of communicating with patients about their financial responsibility and develop strategies to ensure proper payment. Many executives have made strides in these areas, but there is still room for improvement, according to a Healthcare Financial Management Association survey sponsored by Parallon.

Here are six survey findings:

1. Generally, self pay has increased 10 percent at hospitals during the past five years (median).

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