Representatives from the Department of Health & Human Services argued last week before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that lawmakers did not intend for charity care to count in calculating disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
As Congress continues to scrutinize how to change the tax code regarding the regulation of non-profit organizations, the American Hospital Association submitted its proposals to the Senate Finance Committee on what the government should retain and change.
During the depths of the Great Recession, Oregon's hospitals as a whole were able to improve their bottom line, in part by trimming charity care for patients, The Oregonian reported.
The Via Christi hospital system in Kansas is resorting to a proactive way to collect patient debt: Financial counseling at the bedside.
With critics around the country increasingly questioning whether nonprofit hospitals are providing enough charity care to justify their tax-exempt status, the pressure is on for nonprofits to...
An average of 11.6 percent of nonprofit hospital expenses go to community benefits, a look at Schedule H tax forms by Ernst & Young shows, up from 11.3 percent in the previous year's tax returns.
Officials in Charleston, W.V., have no intention of ever asking the local hospitals to give up their tax exemptions, saying what they provide in charity care far outweighs the potential revenue that could be gained, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
Maine lawmakers are considering a measure that would align state law regarding eligibility for charity care with the Affordable Care Act by allowing hospitals to conduct an income means test.
Charity care levels has been a lightning rod in recent years for U.S. hospitals, and has drawn the attention of agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, which now requires clearer reporting of charity care spending.
Three hospitals in Illinois are seeking state tax refunds totaling nearly $10 million, reported Crain's Chicago Business.