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Methodist Le Bonheur almost never gave discounts to poor patients during collections, documents show

Since 2014, Memphis’ largest health care system, collected just over $169 million from more than 977,000 patients with bills at least 30 days past due, but only 1% of those received financial assistance during the collections process, the hospital reported in a lengthy response to a query from Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee.

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An MLK50 celebration

We did it. Saturday night we partied in celebration of five years of fighting the power and it was all we hoped it would be.  The elegance at Brickwood Hall included dangling chandeliers, rose petals on the tables, a refreshing watermelon and cucumber salad, fried chicken, and attendees in their take on festive finery.  One […]

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Meet Brittany Brown

Later this week we’ll be celebrating the work we’ve done, and in a way, the work we have yet to do. As part of that merry making, we’re celebrating our newest hire: Brittany Brown, who’ll primarily cover labor and workers. Brittany was born in Illinois but has lived most of her life in and around […]