Hospitals and health systems are now subject, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to significant compliance initiatives in order to maintain tax-exempt status. This includes requirements for financial assistance polices, billing and collections practices, limitations on how bills are prepared, and community needs assessments. Panelists discussed Internal Revenue Service Notice 2011- 52 and interim guidance on community health needs assessments. They considered lessons learned in early compliance efforts and best practices in these areas in a time when final regulations are not out.
Note: CLE credits are not available for this call.