Moving patient payment upfront

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 21, 2016

Patients carrying high-deductible insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act presented Ascension Health’s leadership with a walk-the-walk moment last month.

Hundreds of patients, many newly insured, were leaving Ascension Health’s hospitals and other facilities drowning in debt from the deductibles not covered by their plans, said Rhonda Anderson, chief financial officer of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health system.

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