501(r) Compliance

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501(r) Compliance

501rCompliance

Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Service Code requires 501(c)(3) hospital organizations to meet four general requirements on a facility-by-facility basis: establish written financial assistance and emergency medical care policies; limit amounts charged for emergency or other medically necessary care to individuals eligible for assistance under the hospital's financial assistance policy; make reasonable efforts to determine whether an individual is eligible for assistance under the hospital's financial assistance policy before engaging in extraordinary collection actions against the individual; and conduct a community health needs assessment and adopt an implementation strategy at least once every three years.

A number of hospitals in Kansas have received notices from the IRS informing them of 501(r) compliance checks. Hospitals found to be in non-compliance with the requirements of 501(r) may be subject to substantial financial penalties.

For more information, contact Ronni Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@khsc.org.
This seminar will be appropriate for any board member or hospital administrator, and will be offered six times for convenience, each seminar will cover the same material.Locations and Dates:Wichita - June 27Garden City - June 28Parsons - July 19Topeka - Aug. 17Salina - Oct. 17Colby - Oct. 18
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell, Director, CAH Networks Outreach Services, Via Christi Health, Inc., at DeeDee.Dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) or Ronni Anderson (kanderson@khsc.org) at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding this program, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.