Doctor suffers accident, ends up with $27,000 going to debt collection

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Doctor suffers accident, ends up with $27,000 going to debt collection

“Dr. Matthew Wetschler can no longer practice medicine. Matthew Wetschler is a Stanford-trained emergency room doctor. He’s also a friend,” Christina Farr writes over at CNBC. “In November 2017 while surfing in San Francisco near his home in Ocean Beach, he hit his head hard on a shallow sand bar and broke his neck. He […]

IRS issues new regulations on patient finances, collections: Fierce Health Finance

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Summary: “The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Monday released new regulations on how non-profit hospitals collect sums owed by patients. The intent of the regulations is to prod hospitals to behave in a more transparent manner with patients and give them an opportunity to apply for financial assistance. The rules bar hospitals from seeking payments […]