Four Strategies for Handling the Increase in Patient Responsibility

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, several provisions of the act have led to a rise in uncompensated care and an increase in patient responsibility. Hospitals’ revenue cycles have been significantly affected by several changes resulting from the ACA, including increased access to healthcare coverage and a rise in high-deductible health plans. While the impacts of the ACA are unavoidable, organizations can take steps to mitigate financial risks caused by the increase in patient responsibility. In this article, learn more about four revenue cycle operational strategies for handling the increase in patient responsibility.