South Carolina Hospitals Turn to AHC for Help with Uninsured Patients

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AHC Healthcare Receivables Management recently educated the South Carolina healthcare community on ways to successfully increase reimbursement from the uninsured patient population. This session was held at the South Carolina Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) on January 11th, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and was attended by the area's top financial and reimbursement professionals.

The dramatic increase in uninsured and under-insured patients poses a significant challenge for healthcare providers. At the recent South Carolina HFMA Winter Institute, hospital leaders listened carefully as Michael Berger, Executive Director of Revenue Cycle Management for AHC, outlined solutions hospitals and health systems can implement in order to meet their financial requirements when providing care to uninsured patients. This educational conference was held on January 11th and was attended by over forty individuals from hospitals and health systems, specialized healthcare providers, and sponsoring organizations.

Representative provider organizations in attendance included:

Self Regional Hospital

Roper Saint Francis Healthcare

Palmetto Health

Loris Healthcare System

Lexington Medical Center

Clarendon Memorial Hospital

Riverside Health System

Session attendees were educated on the accounts receivable issues specific to self-pay patients, including tips on avoiding the pitfalls of uncollectible accounts and how to improve insurance eligibility. The impact of healthcare savings accounts and South Carolina legislation were also discussed.

Having completed over 230 educational seminars in 2006, AHC continues their commitment to the healthcare community by providing complimentary, on-site healthcare reimbursement education. Interested parties who wish to learn more or schedule a complimentary workshop for their hospital business office staff, may contact AHC at (888) 511-7901 or visit

About AHC:

AHC Healthcare Receivables Management ( provides technology enabled accounts receivables management solutions and complimentary education offerings for the healthcare community. Employing over 500 healthcare reimbursement professionals, approximately 100 of which are attorneys, AHC utilizes federal and state regulations, established case law, and client specific protocols to provide guaranteed results to our 760 clients nationwide. AHC has offices in Virginia, New York, Florida, Illinois, and California

About Michael Berger:

Mr. Berger has a Masters Degree in Health Care Policy and Administration. He is a recognized expert and frequent speaker, nationally, in the areas of revenue cycle operations, denial management, cash acceleration, third-party provider relations/contract negotiation, operational and organizational "best practices" development, staffing level analysis, training, and the development/implementation of state-of-the-art denial management technology.

Mr. Berger's health care career spans in excess of twenty years in both the healthcare provider and consulting industries. He has supported a wide spectrum of providers and related business environments including academic medical centers, home health agencies, post acute/long-term care facilities, freestanding outpatient facilities, physician organizations, and accounts receivable financing/purchasing groups.

Media Contact:

Holly Binkley

Executive Director, Marketing

AHC Healthcare Receivables Management



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