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Updated Hospital Financial Assistance Policies and Community Benefit Laws Guidebook Now Available

CHA is pleased to announce the release of the Hospital Financial Assistance Policies and Community Benefit Laws, third edition. The guidebook can help simplify compliance with charity care and community benefit laws and explains the requirements of the California Hospital Fair Pricing Policies law, the Emergency Physician Fair Pricing Policies law, the IRS financial assistance requirements for tax-exempt hospitals, and other related laws.

The third edition provides more comprehensive information than ever and has been updated to address:

  • IRS clarifications of hospital financial assistance policies and related requirements
  • IRS clarifications of community health needs assessments and community benefits plans
  • Details on new requirements for the provider list that must be given to patients
  • How the IRS will address minor omissions and errors in hospitals’ policies and operations

Developed specifically for chief financial officers, chief operations officers, legal counsel, compliance officers and department directors, Hospital Financial Assistance Policies and Community Benefit Laws also includes procedure checklists, program evaluation tools and an updated, side-by-side comparison of state and federal requirements for hospitals that are subject to both sets of laws.

For more information or to order, visit www.calhospital.org/financial-assistance-guidebook.

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