In Effort To Recoup $1.1 Million In Unpaid Bills, Yap Hospital Offers Incentive To Patients

Yap State Government
Colonia, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

October 25, 2016

The Yap State Department of Health Services wishes to announce that the Yap Memorial Hospital will be actively trying to recoup over $1.1 million dollars owed to the hospital for in-patient debts.

From Oct. 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017, the Department of Health Services will forgive 50 percent of every one’s cumulative overdue bill paid by cash or check within this grace period.

For bills outstanding on April 1, 2017, the Department of Health Services will allow individuals to make arrangements for bill payment, including payment installation plans; however, no part of the bill will be forgiven and the full amount of the bill must be paid.

Beginning July 1, 2017, the department will have no other alternative but to require that all government workers with outstanding bills at Health Services will have payment for such bills taken out by allotment ahead of all other allotments. For debtors that are not government employees, the hospital will seek the assistance of small claims court to collect the amount owed to the hospital.

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