Report: $262B in healthcare claims initially denied last year

Report: $262B in healthcare claims initially denied last yearA 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 that as much as 3.3% of net patient revenue, an average of $4.9 million per hospital, was “put at risk due to denials.”

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