Unreimbursed Medicaid and Other Public Programs

Uncompensated care is the cost of Medical services for which a hospital does not receive payment from government payers, insurance companies or patients. Uncompensated care would include any unreimbursed care.

Unreimbursed Medicaid care is the shortfall created when the amount paid by the government-sponsored programs is less than the hospital’s cost to care for the patient. And other public programs such as federal, state or local health programs where eligibility for benefits or coverage is determined by income or assts.

Unreimbursed means that shortfall created when a facility receives payments that are less than the cost of caring for public program beneficiaries. This payment shortfall is not the same as a contractual allowance, which is the full difference tween charges and government payment.

Please see our financial impact of our current report on Unreimbursed Medicaid and other Public Programs.