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USJHSD to charge interest on overdue medical bills

Staff Writer

The Upper San Juan Health Service District (USJHSD) Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion to begin charging an 8-percent interest charge on all overdue medical bills beginning no sooner than June 1, but no later than July 1.

The interest will be charged 60 days after discharge for self-pay patients and 30 days after third-party reimbursement, such as Medicaid.

The interest charge of 8 percent does not require authorization from the patient. Any amount over 8 percent requires a patient signature.

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This story was posted on May 16, 2013.