501(r) Compliance

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501(r) Compliance

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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 on this meeting, contact Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) or Ronni Anderson (kanderson@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
Please join us for a Noon Briefing on Wednesday, Aug. 15, when we will unveil these new forms and provide instructions on how to complete them. Speakers for this webinar include Deborah Stern, senior vice president of clinical services and general counsel, KHA Anne Kindling, former manager of risk management, Stormont Vail Health Kendra Baldridge, director bureau of community health systems, KDHE and Jim Perkins, director health facilities, KDHE.
Please join us for a webinar hosted by the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Medical Society on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. to hear from Aetna staff regarding their plans for contracting with providers, networks, credentialing, outreach, and other critical topics important to the successful implementation of their new health plan into KanCare.
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