Nonprofit Hospital Sues Thousands of Patients in Rural, Poor Region

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Patients of Ballad Healthcare in East Tennessee say the nonprofit organization has used more aggressive collection tactics since its creation through the merger of two nonprofit healthcare organizations. Ballad officials say “they are simply trying to collect revenue that is the responsibility of the patient. Ballad’s bad debt in fiscal year 2019 was $141.2 million,” according to Modern Healthcare. Read more.

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