bad debt

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bad debt

Any bill submitted for payment by a third-party payer or patient which is not paid in full, and unlikely to be paid for various reasons

bad debt

Medical practice Any bill submitted for payment by a third-party payer or Pt, which is not paid in full

bad debt

(bad det)
Unrecoverable debt.
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The immense increase in uncollectibles on both the intrastate and interstate sides may result in increased rates.
The issue of uncollectibles is the same for competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs).
For example, the question "The allowance for uncollectibles is fairly stated in all material respects, wouldn't you say?", is a thoroughly biased, loaded question.