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In today’s challenging health care environment, nearly 30 million Americans suffering from various chronic and life-threatening illnesses are underinsured and have difficulty paying their out-of-pocket medical costs....more
On April 5, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially issued proposed regulations addressing the requirement under Section 501(r)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) that tax-exempt hospitals conduct community...more
Among other things, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”), commonly referred to as Obamacare, requires “large employers” to provide qualified health coverage for all of their full-time employees, or pay...more
The IRS has released its proposed regulations [PDF] detailing the requirements for conducting and reporting Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) under section 501(r)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which were...more
On April 3, the U.S. Treasury Department released proposed regulations that provide guidance on the community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements for charitable hospitals under § 501(r)(3) of the Internal Revenue...more
On April 5, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service published proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) in the Federal Register that provide guidance to charitable hospital organizations on the community health needs assessment...more
Trade and professional associations that sponsor health plans for their members, and organizations participating in such plans, need to be aware of an important issue arising under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...more
Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations addressing various requirements imposed upon charitable hospitals qualifying under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). In...more
Non-profits, which depend on both the private economy and the public sector, suffer greatly in economic downturns such as we are experiencing at present.
Take healthcare, for example. Consider what happened when the...more
On April 5, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") published proposed regulations ("Proposed Regulations") providing guidance regarding certain aspects of Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code ("Code"), which...more
The IRS has recently proposed regulations affecting tax-exempt hospitals that provide guidance and comfort about the consequences of failing to meet the community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirement.
Last week, the IRS issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“2013 Proposed Rule”) regarding the community health needs assessment (“CHNA”) requirement of 26 U.S.C. § 501(r)(3) (added to the Internal Revenue Code by the...more
On April 5, the Treasury Department released proposed regulations that provide guidance on the community health needs assessment (“CHNA”) and other requirements for tax-exempt hospitals under section 501(r) of the Internal...more
A newly published decision of the New Jersey Appellate Division, Hitesman v. Bridgeway Inc. (Espinosa, J.A.D.), delivered a welcome decision for employers doing business in the health care industry by carefully scrutinizing...more
2012 was a busy year for the IRS with respect to tax-exempt organizations and 2013 promises more of the same. While the effects of the budget sequester on the IRS regulation writers and auditors is uncertain, we anticipate...more
Beginning in 2014, large employers will be subject to a potential tax penalty under the “shared responsibility” provisions of the Affordable Care Act’ (“ACA” or “Obamacare”). This is commonly known as the “play or pay”...more
On January 30, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the “Departments”) released proposed regulations regarding contraceptive coverage for employees of religious employers. This guidance is the...more
Last week, federal regulators released a Proposed Rule outlining accommodations for religious employers that object to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate. The Proposed Rule expands the range of...more
The Affordable Care Act requires most health plans to cover certain women’s preventive services, including contraception, without charging a co-pay or deductible. On January 30, 2013, the Obama Administration released...more
Last February, at the request of Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations was formed to address tax-related policy questions of import...more
In a case watched closely by Maine’s non-profit organizations, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has held that Hebron Academy, a private secondary school, was exempt from property tax on its various school buildings. The...more
Today HHS released proposed rules outlining how religious organizations that object to contraception on religious grounds can comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that non-grandfathered health plans cover...more
One segment of the senior care market will face more competition, although according to the national “9073” strategy, it may cover potentially 90% of the Chinese seniors. You know what I’ m talking about—yes—it’s in-home care...more
In Advisory Opinion 12-21, the OIG concluded that a Federally qualified health center’s offer of grocery store gift cards to capitated managed care patients would not constitute grounds for the imposition of sanctions under...more
Is a bankrupt pledgor legally bound to fulfill its promise to pledge a gift; or will a nonprofit have a successful claim against a pledgor if there is a subsequent failure to make payment because of a bankruptcy filing? A...more
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