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Audit: Nonprofit hospitals provide varying levels of charity care
Sacramento Business Journal

There is no defined amount of community benefits required from hospitals with tax-exempt status and amounts vary considerably, a new state audit shows. Because there is no standard methodology for calculating the costs associated with uncompensated care, the four hospitals reviewed use different methods to calculate and report the cost of health care services they provide but are not paid for, concludes a report released Thursday by the California State Auditor.

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