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California Hospital Financial Assistance Policies Manual
A handbook on financial assistance policies and community benefit laws

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Overview

The California Hospital Financial Assistance Policies Manual explains the requirements of the Hospital Fair Pricing Policies law, the Emergency Physician Fair Pricing Policies law, the financial assistance requirements for tax-exempt hospitals of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r), and other related laws.

The guidebook is more comprehensive than ever, and includes IRS-issued clarifications regarding hospital financial assistance policies, community health needs assessments, community benefits plans and related requirements. It also includes details on requirements regarding the provider list that must be given to patients.

The guidebook addresses state and federal laws, answers the most frequently asked compliance questions, and includes:

  • Policy and procedure checklists
  • Program monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Staff education and training components

A must-have for CFOs and COOs, and recommended for legal counsel, compliance officers and department directors.

(4th edition, June 2018)

Content

  • Financial Assistance Policies
  • Community Benefits Requirements
  • Pricing Transparency Requirements
  • Accounting for and Reporting Charity Care
  • Side-by-side comparison of state vs. federal requirements for hospitals subject to both sets of laws.
  • Compliance Tools
  • Resources/Websites

Forms Policy

CHA includes hard copies of forms and appendices in its manuals for all purchasers. Electronic versions of forms, appendices, and the model compliance plan are available to CHA members for download at www.calhospital.org/free-resources.

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