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Meritus Health on its commitment to charity care

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...

Community benefits represent 11.6% of nonprofit hospital spending

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.

Nonprofit hospitals get conflicting messages about tax exemptions

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.

Bill would let hospitals conduct income means test for charity care

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.

States push for charity care regulation changes

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.

Nonprofit hospitals seek property tax refunds

Three hospitals in Illinois are seeking state tax refunds totaling nearly $10 million, reported Crain's Chicago Business.

Nonprofit hospitals focus on advertising, capital investments

Some nonprofit hospitals are spending more on aggressive marketing campaigns and capital improvements than on charity care.

Hospital uncompensated care costs stable--for now

U.S. hospitals provided $41.1 billion in uncompensated care in 2011, according to the American Hospital Association's latest annual survey.

Hospitals push back on financial assistance rules

Hospitals are pushing back against the Internal Revenue Service regarding how financial assistance policies are enforced--and how they maintain their tax-exempt status--as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Nonprofit hospital accused of charity care violations

The controversy surrounding whether nonprofits deserve their tax-exempt status continues with a new lawsuit, claiming Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital sidestepped charity care regulations.