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Clinical

 

Uncompensated Patient Care

As of August 31st

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Uncompensated Care includes the unreimbursed costs for the uninsured (those with no source of third party insurance) and the underinsured (those with insurance who after contractual adjustment and third party payments have a responsibility to pay for an amount they are unable to pay). Uncompensated care also includes the unreimubursed cost from governemental sponsored health programs. The Health Science Center converts gross charges for uncompensated care to cost by relating them to the Medicare fee schedule on an aggregate weighted average basis. The institution recognizes payments from patients, government sponsored programs (Medicare, Medicaid and local government programs) and other appropriate lump sums, including any amounts received from Upper Payment Limit, as funding available to offset costs.