TITLE

GAO: Community Benefit Standards Too lax

AUTHOR(S)
Bush, Haydn
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Nov2008, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on an October 2008 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which takes aim at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for giving nonprofit hospitals broad latitude in defining the activities that constitute community benefit. The GAO called on the IRS, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and others to collaborate on tighter standards to judge areas linked to community benefit, including bad debt and Medicare underpayments.
ACCESSION #
35334129

 

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