Provision for Bad Debts

Each year, US hospitals incur a percentage of bad debts. Not-for-profit hospitals consider bad debts a cost of doing business.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research bad debts. Based on your research, address the following:

  • Define bad debts.
  • Analyze the factors that contribute to bad debts.
  • Describe what is included and excluded in bad debts.
  • Describe potential impacts of bad debts on other consumers.

Write a 3-page paper in Word format. Utilize a minimum of 2–3 scholarly sources in your research. Your paper should be clear, concise, and organized; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.