R.I.: Hospitals see 5.69% rise in uncompensated care

WHEN 2005 and 2006 are combined, Butler, South County and Newport Hospitals had the largest burden for charity care and bad debt, while Memorial, Roger Williams and Women & Infants had the lowest, the state said. But the figures were contested by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. /
WHEN 2005 and 2006 are combined, Butler, South County and Newport Hospitals had the largest burden for charity care and bad debt, while Memorial, Roger Williams and Women & Infants had the lowest, the state said. But the figures were contested by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. /
PROVIDENCE – Uncompensated care at hospitals statewide increased by 5.69 percent from 2005 to 2006, but its share as a percentage of total patient revenue “did not change appreciably,” the R.I. Department of Health’s Center for Health Data & Analysis said today. But the Hospital Association of Rhode Island condemned the state report, saying it…

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