Working to ensure the future of home health care in Indiana and to create a future in which all Hoosiers have access to affordable health care. Below are the health care related articles on this site.
The Hospital Accountability Project is making available the Non-Profit Hospitals' Financial Assistance Programs: A How-to-Guide. This includes important information on each hospital's financial assistance policy including applications, guidelines, and eligibility requirements, as well as information on state and federal law regarding non-profit hospitals' charitable giving. You can download individual pages or download the entire guide in zip form.
The Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund (CACEF) and Indiana Legal Services (ILS) began work on the Hospital Accountability Project (HAP) in 2008 to focus on the issue of medical debt within Marion County. The goal of the project is to ensure that the four Marion County nonprofit hospitals earn the tax breaks they receive by providing an adequate amount of free and/or reduced cost care, often referred to as charity care, to uninsured and underinsured citizens.
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The Hospital Accountability Project is working to ensure that nonprofit hospitals in Indianapolis earn the tax breaks they receive by providing an adequate amount of charity care to underinsured and uninsured citizens. This report is the first in a series and examines the impact of hospital debt on individuals and families in Indianapolis and provides an overview of Federal and State statute related to charity care and community benefits.
HAP focused on Marion County non-profit hospitals: IU Health, St. Francis Hospital, Community Hospitals of Indianapolis, and St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis.
HAP looked for individuals and families in Marion County who have been affected by hospital debt to participate in this project.
Non-profit hospitals are required to provide financial assistance to uninsured patients and those in need. The problem is, not enough people know that help is available.
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