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AHA: Hospitals provided $45.9B in uncompensated care

U.S. hospitals provided $45.9 billion in uncompensated care in 2012, according to the American Hospital Association, which published data on uncompensated care costs from hospitals across the country. 

2014 Year-in-Preview: Six trends that will impact healthcare finance

FierceHealthFinance Editor Ron Shrinkman predicts six trends that will impact healthcare finance in 2014.

Catholic hospitals spend less than average on charity care

A new report conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union and a consumer advocacy group claims that Catholic hospitals spend less of their net patient revenue on charity care and treat fewer poor patients than some other not-for-profit hospitals.

Cities, legislatures challenge tax breaks, status of nonprofit hospitals

Nonprofit hospitals across the country aren't giving back to their communities in a ratio that fairly matches their tax exemptions, which add up to more than $12 billion annually, the  New York Times  reported.

NJ charity care drops slightly in 2012

Hospitals in New Jersey spent just under $1 billion for charity care last year, a modest increase from 2011 but still well short of the total spent in 2010, according to the  Newark Star-Ledger.

4 super-sized healthcare trends

Healthcare leaders must adapt to regulatory, technology, medical and market changes that are forcing the re-invention of healthcare. A  report  from Mannett Health Solutions identifies 10 "megatrends" and the smaller movements and sub-trends supporting them.  We round up four of interest.

NJ hospitals spent $998M on charity care in 2012

Hospitals in the Garden State spent approximately $998 million on charity care in 2012, a $2.5 million increase from the previous year, according to  NJ.com

Lawsuit claims two Wash. hospitals violated state law on charity care

A lawsuit filed this week accuses two Washington state hospitals of violating state law by neglecting charity care, the Yakima Herald-Republic reports.

Charity care should not count in DSH payments, HHS argues

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.

AHA asks Congress to preserve financing, donation rules

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.