Community benefits and Schedule H: Holding nonprofit hospitals accountable for their financial policies and practices
Learning Areas:Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Define new financial assistance, billing and collection requirements in the ACA. Describe the populations likely to continue to need financial assistance post-ACA expansion and the implications for hospital and community health planning. Demonstrate the potential impacts of hospital billing and collection practices on patient health and economic opportunity. Identify promising approaches state and local regulators and hospitals are using to improve hospital billing and collection practices.
Keyword(s): Accountability, Public Policy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As Project Director for the Hospital Accountability Project since 2009, I have administered and provided technical assistance to subgrantees in 15 states on hospital billing and collections law and policy; analyzed and published a compendium of relevant state laws; and served as a national expert for the media, Members of Congress, HHS, and the IRS as it works to develop final rules in this area.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.