Community Benefit

Paying for Care in Outside Facility

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Question: Can we count the expense the hospital incurs when the hospital discharges an uninsured patient to another facility and pays for that person's care in an outside facility. 

Recommendation: We recommend reporting payments to care for a patient in another setting in the category of "Community Health Improvement A3."

(Updated November 2015)