Hospitals must expand their focus beyond the amount of free care they provide. Overall investment in the community should be the most important figure included in community benefits reports.
The value of charity care provided by hospitals in New Jersey declined by 3 percent in 2011, which may reflect a national improvement of the economy, as well as overall healthcare utilization trends, reported the Press of Atlantic City.
Not-for-profit hospitals in California could get new regulations to qualify for tax exemptions after reports released last month questioned whether the nonprofits provide enough charity care to justify their tax-exempt status.
Non-profit hospitals are complaining to the Office of Management and Budget that the current charity care and community benefit requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are far more onerous than originally estimated.
Montana's hospitals generally provide a sizable amount of charity care and community benefits, but a study released by the state's attorney general has questioned the values stated by some of the facilities, reported the Helena Independent Record.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a proposed rule regarding financial assistance and charity care policies, which not-for-profit hospitals will be covered by the policies, and how care may be charged to those patients who qualify for financial assistance.
Illinois hospitals are getting defined guidelines for charity care and property tax exemptions, as Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday signed into law new legislation that spells out what hospitals must do to qualify for nonprofit status.
There's a bill sitting on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's desk intended to change how the state's hospitals charity care provisions are calculated. It's an impressive achievement. Not the...
Pennsylvania's Crozer-Chester Medical Center is suing a low-income insured patient for more than $240,000 after treating him for strokes and seizures--a rate far higher than its costs, reported...
Charity care at Missouri hospitals soared 159 percent between 2004 and 2008, from $61.7 million to $159.5 million, according to a new report by the St. Louis Business Health Coalition.