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The Challenge of Uncompensated Care



"You can't cut and let outcomes fall because it increases your costs. With the Accountable Care Act, in Louisiana, we are predicting that 52% our population will be eligible for Medicaid. Right now it’s just about 25%. And our state can't pay for healthcare now so they will have to clamp down more on reimbursements. It's going to be tough but I think we will have a better chance of dealing with it because we are more cost-effective and higher-quality."

— Linda S. Holyfield, RN, MSN, President & CEO, P&S Surgical Hospital, Monroe, La.