TITLE

Madigan's Hospital Bill

AUTHOR(S)
Shields, Yvette
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;1/25/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32305, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about a new legislation in Illinois that requires most hospitals to provide a minimum level of charity care. It also sets standards for billing and collection methods. The legislation is proposed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. If it is approved, hospitals found in violation could lose their exemptions from certain taxes. According to Madigan, new standards are required because most of the hospitals in the state are nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that receive substantial benefits from their tax-exempt status.
ACCESSION #
19724560

 

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