28 Feb '12, 10pm

Uncollected charges of restructured hospitals

The Minister for Health, Gan Kim Yong, gave a detailed reply to a question in Parliament about the unpaid bills in restructured hospitals. http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120229-0000054/Hospitals-left-with-S$110m-in-unpaid-bills The average amount of bill written off each year is $30 million. Reading this report, the following questions popped up in my mind: a) What is the total revenue of the restructured hospitals, and what percentage is reflected by the written off amount? b) Is this written off percentage at an acceptable level, compared to commercial benchmarks? c) Why is the Minister answering this type of question in Parliament, when the commercial operations of the restructured hospitals are supposed to be outside of the responsibility of his Ministry? It does appear that the Minister, like most Singaporeans, is also confused about the state of affairs in S...

Full article: http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2012/02/uncollected-charge...

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