Kansas church forgives $2.2M in medical debt

Pathway Church in Wichita, Kan., recently donated  money to cover $2.2 million in medical debt, according to CBS-affiliate TV station KWCH.

The donation to RIP Medical Debt, which buys and forgives medical debt for pennies on the dollar, will eliminate 1,600 Kansans’ medical debt.

“This Easter, we sent a special piece of mail to all 1,600 Kansans who fell into a hardship category determined by RIP Medical Debt. We let them know that in Jesus’ name, their medical debt had been forgiven,” the church wrote on its Facebook page.

RIP Medical Debt’s website said the charity overall has abolished $635 million in medical debt for about 200,000 people.

 

More articles on healthcare finance:

Cincinnati area firm launches lighthearted revenue cycle marketing campaign
RCM tip of the day: Linking the clinical and financial revenue cycle
Why Intermountain CFO Bert Zimmerli takes his job personally

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months