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Minnesota Agreement Provides Shape of Things to Come

Minnesota Agreement Provides Shape of Things to Come


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by Tom Hajny
Providers who think they can hunker down and ride out the uninsured storm may look to the lessons of Minnesota and rethink their strategy. On May 5, 2005, the Minnesota attorney general and representatives from the state government and healthcare industry signed an agreement billed as ?Fair Pricing to Uninsured Patients while Establishing a Code of Conduct for Debt Collection Practices.? The agreement will make significant changes in how providers dispense discounts to the uninsured, bad debt practices, and billing office operations.