Each year taxpayers support at least $25 billion in spending by nonprofit hospitals, most of it for patient services, including charity care. All nonprofit hospitals must report community benefit spending to the IRS to qualify for tax-exempt status and a new report from George Washington University outlines strategies that could incentivize more of that spending to support population health activities. In this webinar we will explore the laws governing community benefit spending, learn how changes in IRS rules could encourage more investment by hospitals in efforts to improve community health, and explore what levers states have to engage on this issue.
- Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
- Maureen Byrnes, Lead Research Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
- Cynthia Woodcock, Executive Director, The Hilltop Institute
- Trish Riley, Executive Director, NASHP