Equitable Patient Billing
Healthcare equity refers to the principle of ensuring fairness and justice in healthcare access, outcomes, and resources for all individuals, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, gender, or other social determinants of health.
When applied to patient billing, healthcare equity means that individuals should be charged for healthcare services based on their ability to pay and the cost of the services, rather than their personal characteristics or circumstances.
Patient billing is a critical aspect of healthcare equity because it directly affects an individual's financial burden and their ability to access necessary medical care. Healthcare systems strive to implement fair billing practices that do not discriminate against segments of their patient population or create financial barriers to care.
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