Denied Hospital Claims Exceed A Quarter of a Trillion Dollars a Year

Insurers deny about $262 billion in hospital inpatient and outpatient claims a year, according to a new study. That amounts to about nine percent of approximately $3 trillion in claims hospitals file with insurers a year. Of that rejected $262 billion, roughly 63 percent is recoverable but that costs hospitals $118 per claim, or nearly $9 billion a year in costs associated with that recovery. Learn more about this analysis produced by Change Healthcare in this Healthcare Finance News article.