Patient Financial Assistance

Question: I understand that patient financial assistance dollar amounts count as community benefit. What about the salary of individuals who operate financial assistance, and any other activities with the policy, such as maintaining and updating the application form, etc.? Do they all count as community benefit?

Recommendation: We recommend NOT reporting the costs of operating financial assistance as community benefit. Our members report that they consider this a cost of doing business.

(July 2022)

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