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Grassley revives probe of tax-exempt hospitals
Modern Healthcare

Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has revived his oversight push on not-for-profit hospitals to make sure they offer enough charity care to justify their tax-exempt status.

In a letter sent last week to Charles Rettig, the head of the Internal Revenue Service, Grassley homed in on tax-exempt hospitals’ debt-collection practices—particularly for poor patients who might qualify for financial help—and asked how many not-for-profits aren’t publicizing their financial assistance policies widely enough for the poor patients to know they can get assistance.