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RUNNING HEAD: CASE STUDY 1Week 4 Assignment: Case StudyNatasha GrayACC281: Accounting Concepts for Health Care ProfessionalsProfessor John IstvanApril 28, 2016
Case Study2Assignment 4: Case Study/Annotated BibliographyThe Sutter Health approach is a way to get hospitals to basically collect upfront fees for patients. This is a problem in the healthcare world because a lot of services end up not getting paid for and thus result in bad debt accounts for the healthcare establishment. Doing research, I found two articles that also gave some alternate approaches on getting upfront payments from patients, or at least attempt too.Freiwat, H. (2015). Leveraging the front office strategies to increase your practice's cash flow. Medical Economics, 92(9), 36-38. Retrieved from The first article that I chose is titled Leveraging the front office: Strategies to increase your practice’s cash flow. The main purpose of this article is to show ways on how healthcare services, especially independent practices can decrease their bad debt and increase cash flow by collecting patient revenue. Some of the ways that this article mentions are collecting payments at