Hospital Financial Assistance Policies and Community Benefit Laws
Compliance guidebook for discounted care, community benefits and pricing transparency requirements


The Hospital Financial Assistance Policies and Community Benefit Laws 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 has been updated to include IRS-issued clarifications regarding hospital financial assistance policies, community health needs assessments, community benefits plans and related requirements. It also includes details on new 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.

(3rd edition, February 2016)


  • 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