Mary Washington Healthcare re-evaluating its process for unpaid bills
From Mary Washington Healthcare:
Despite the recent expansion of Medicaid in the Commonwealth, the current healthcare insurance landscape continues to create a gap of uninsured individuals who face the daunting challenge of receiving access to high quality care at a cost they can afford.
Over the past few days, Mary Washington Healthcare has been placed in the spotlight challenging our collection practices for unpaid medical bills. As a result, we have reflected on our payment processes.
We have decided it is in our community’s best interest to suspend the practice of pursuing legal action for unpaid bills. We are committed to a complete re-evaluation of our entire payment process to ensure that all patients know they have access to care. As the region’s safety net hospital for more than 120 years, we are privileged to pledge our unwavering commitment to our community. We are also committed to being part of the solution to the broader financial issues facing our national healthcare system.