They are required to provide a certain level of charity care
in order to enjoy and maintain their tax-exempt status.
2010-23, Measuring Charity Care
for Disclosure, which reflects the EITF's final consensus on Issue No.
Cunningham and Hadley focus on physicians' decision to provide charity care
and ignore the amount of charity care
provided, because ".
For example, rather than focus on ways to reinforce the old charity care
requirements, we might think creatively about how to employ the current structure in a way most beneficial to the community--since, after all, that is the purpose of providing tax-exemptions.
the charity care
standard with a "community benefit" standard.
In it he asked the executives detailed questions regarding the type of charity care
You have a mortgage to pay, medical school loans to pay back, you have a car, a wife and family to support - you can't make it on charity care
,'' said Dr.
Crawford added that fliers and brochures in multiple languages are available to patients informing them how to apply for charity care
Granting hospitals 501(c)(3) nonprofit status is another mechanism designed to encourage the provision of charity care
When charity care
is provided, the IRS scrutinizes the joint venture's business plan and its definition of charity care
His law firm has sued more than 20 charity care
hospitals nationwide, alleging that they charge uninsured patients "significantly more" for various procedures than they charge those with insurance, even though they get tax breaks for providing charity care
The ambulance has been bought by charity Care
for the Wild International.
Financial pressures are impeding physicians from providing as much charity care
and treating as many Medicaid patients as they used to, a study says.
The Service Employees International Union, which is waging an organizing battle at Catholic Healthcare West, began circulating a study in May on charity care
at the health system.
His initiatives included tough new HMO regulations, the establishment of a state reimbursement fund for hospital charity care
, and educational campaigns targeting tobacco and HIV/AIDS.