Forum Session

Can I Get a Break? Hospital Financial Assistance, Billing, and Debt Collection
April 26, 2013

Manager

Eileen Salinsky, Consultant

Summary

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) created new community benefit requirements for tax-exempt hospitals. This Forum session examined hospital community benefit levels prior to enactment of the ACA; discussed new federal requirements regarding hospital financial assistance policies, fair billing, and debt collection practices; and explored how rules proposed by the IRS are likely to affect state regulators, hospitals, and patients.

Speakers

Gary Young, JD, PhD (bio)
Director
Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research
Professor of Strategic Management and Healthcare Systems
Northeastern University
   Slides

David F. Buysse, JD (bio)
Deputy Chief
Public Interest Division
Office of the Attorney General
State of Illinois
   Slides

Terry Rappuhn (bio)
Project Leader
Patient Friendly Billing Project
Healthcare Financial Management Association
   Slides

Jessica L. Curtis, JD (bio)
Director
Hospital Accountability Project
Community Catalyst
   Slides

Related Materials

The Forum has published three related papers on this topic, by Eileen Salinsky:

See also:

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