charity care


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charity care

Managed care Free or reduced fee care provided due to financial situation of Pts. See Pro bono, Stewardship.

charity care

Care provided to patients who are not expected to be able to pay for the services they receive.
See: bad debt
See also: care
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A recent "Wall Street Journal" article showed how tax-exempt organizations were paying out what some consider inflated executive salaries while providing relatively little in terms of charity care or community benefit.
You have a mortgage to pay, medical school loans to pay back, you have a car, a wife and family to support - you can't make it on charity care,'' said Dr.
Crawford added that fliers and brochures in multiple languages are available to patients informing them how to apply for charity care.
Granting hospitals 501(c)(3) nonprofit status is another mechanism designed to encourage the provision of charity care.
Morr says Indiana hospitals spent $481 million in charity care in 2003.
When charity care is provided, the IRS scrutinizes the joint venture's business plan and its definition of charity care.
His law firm has sued more than 20 charity care hospitals nationwide, alleging that they charge uninsured patients "significantly more" for various procedures than they charge those with insurance, even though they get tax breaks for providing charity care.
The ambulance has been bought by charity Care for the Wild International.
The charity Care For the Family needs help to find Britain's best Neighbours from Heaven.
Financial pressures are impeding physicians from providing as much charity care and treating as many Medicaid patients as they used to, a study says.