Pros, Cons of Two State Bills Dealing With Non-Profit Hospitals

Lawmakers are debating two bills in the California Legislature dealing with community benefits provided by not-for-profit hospitals. SB 346, by state Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), would establish accountability standards to measure the amount of community benefits provided by tax-exempt private, not-for-profit hospitals. The bill is co-sponsored by the California Nurses Association, the Greenlining Institute and the Read More »

Hospital Industry Changes To Take Hold Across Calif., Experts Say

The hospital industry in the San Francisco Bay Area is undergoing a “shakeup” as small and independent facilities undergo sales, potential closures and other changes — a trend that experts say could spread throughout the state as the federal government works to reduce health care costs, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, Read More »

New Rules Target Not-for-Profit Hospitals’ Policies, Practices

Not-for-profit hospitals can no longer use aggressive measures to collect payments from certain low-income patients and must find ways to help them, according to new rules issued last month by the Department of Treasury and IRS, the New York Times reports. Details of New Rules The rules, published Dec. 31, 2014, in the Federal Register, Read More »