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High-deductible plans leave providers struggling to collect from patients

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Physicians, hospitals and medical labs are facing greater challenges in getting paid by insured patients with high-deductible health plans, according to a Bloomberg report.

Patients have increasingly taken on more financial responsibility for their care. A Kaiser Family Foundation reportpublished earlier this year found a 22 percent increase in the number of workers with high-deductible health plans since 2009, with half of U.S. employees now purchasing them.

As patients grapple with higher out-of-pocket costs, healthcare providers struggle more to collect reimbursement from them, according to the report.

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