Tax principal Eddie Phillips authored the article, “Hospitals and Community Health – Is the Game Changing?” for Becker’s Hospital Review, which was published on Sept. 24, 2013. In the article, Phillips discusses the new requirements introduced by the Affordable Care Act that charitable hospitals must satisfy in order to obtain and maintain their tax-exempt status. For example, a Community Health Needs Assessment must be conducted once every three years and must take into account the needs and feedback from the community’s vulnerable populations. They must also satisfy certain other requirements under PPACA relating to financial assistance policies, emergency care policies, limitations on amounts billed individuals eligible for financial assistance, and restrictions on billing and collection activities.
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To learn more about the changing requirements and how hospitals can design and invest in healthcare initiatives that keep people healthy rather than only treating the sick, please contact Eddie Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 220-8494.