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California Sutter Health
Monecia Hollington
ACC 281 Accounting Concepts for Health Care Professionals
Instructor: Joseph Poletti
September 15, 2013

California Sutter Health
Sutter Health is non-profit network that is made up by community-based health care providers based in Northern California. This network introduced an interface that was aimed at enhancing revenue collection of the facilities from the self-pay patient. This network identified that traditional payment processing system had limitations that hindered the effective collecting of revenue. These limitations were associated with limited access to accurate information by the account representatives, ineffective performance measures and fragmented centers of service provision. The Sutter health program developed a system that comprised of solutions geared towards overcoming these limitations. This paper will discuss the new system created by Sutter Health.
The company California Sutter health was found in 1918 and it was known as a not-for-profit healthcare that was created to help the community out. The company headquartered is in Sacramento, California. The Sutter system serves more than one century communities in Northern California. The company started out as a small community-based hospital in California. Later on it become one of the largest healthcare providers in Northern California with the take care of the most patients than any other network. Its affiliate-based system includes 27 acute care hospitals, over 3,400 physicians, 41,000 employees and noted over 2.6 million outpatient visits in 2003.
The United States health care system is characterized by huge up front collecting revenue from patients. This situation is brought about by a health care insurance system which entails high deductible pay health plans and as well as higher co-payments plan (Souza & McCarty, 2007). This…...

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