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$262B of Total Hospital Charges in 2016 Initially Claim DenialsNearly 9% of hospital medical claims in 2016, representing some $262 billion, were initially denied, RevCycle Intelligence reports. Citing the Change Healthcare Healthy Hospital Revenue Cycle Index published today, editor Jacqueline Belliveau notes that up to 3.3% of net patient revenue at a typical health system was at risk because of claims denials.

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A new study found an estimated 9% of claims submitted to payers last year were initially denied, Healthcare DIVE says. Writer Les Masterson, reporting on the newly issued Change Healthcare Healthy Hospital Revenue Cycle Index, says that figure represents $262 billion of the $3 trillion in charges submitted, adding ...

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