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Hospital bad debt is rising, but not at Rice

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WILLMAR -- While bad debt climbs at many Minnesota hospitals, especially in the Twin Cities metro area, Rice Memorial Hospital is going against the grain.

Bad debt at the city-owned hospital last year amounted to $1.7 million, or 1.1 percent of gross revenue. By contrast, the industry average was close to 3 percent in 2007 and it's continuing to rise.

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