Wash. Hospitals Pay $158M To End Charity-Skimping Claims

By Rachel Riley (February 1, 2024, 10:27 PM EST) -- Providence Health & Services will refund patients $20.6 million and forgive $137.2 million in medical debt to end allegations that the hospital system failed to tell thousands of Washington state residents they were eligible for financial assistance and sent them to collection agencies over unpaid bills, under a settlement made public Thursday....

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