Pre-Reform Impact of Self-Pay Patients
On U.S. Hospitals
Pre-reform, many hospitals experience significant uncompensated care costs from self-pay patients. This infographic illustrates the variation in self-pay uncompensated care costs across US hospitals and regions. Despite the uncompensated care risk, 1/6th of self-pay inpatients are scheduled admissions, though their procedures are much less elective than the procedures of the insured.