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Southerners More Likely to Be Saddled with Medical Debt, Study Shows

by OnPlan Health

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The Urban Institute recently noted in their new report, Past-Due Medical Debt Among Nonelderly Adults, 2012-15, "Though uninsured people are most likely to report past-due medical debt, many insured adults also reported medical bills that were past due, despite the protection their coverage offers against high medical expenses." The report identifies the South as having the highest prevalence of medical debt, though this trend can be seen nationwide.

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  • 65% patient activation rate of payment plan offers
  • 46% increase in collection rate from high-balance accounts
  • 26% reduction in early out or collection agency placements

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