Kentucky hospitals see uncompensated care drop 77% since 2012

Kentucky hospitals provided almost 77 percent less uncompensated care in 2015 than they did in 2012, according to KyForward.  

That finding comes from a new study by the StateHealthAccessDataAssistanceCenter at the University of Minnesota, which examined the impact of the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky.

The report found Kentucky hospitals provided nearly $2.6 billion in uncompensated care in 2013 compared to $522 million in 2015. Emergency department utilization also fell from 30.4 percent in 2012 to 25 percent in 2014.

The report can be accessed in full here.

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