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IRS Denies Exempt Status for Non-MSSP Accountable Care Organizations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In April, the IRS released a private letter ruling denying section 501(c)(3) status to an accountable care organization (“ACO”) that contracted with third-party payers outside of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”)....more

Implications of Final Regulations Under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r)

The Internal Revenue Service replaced proposed regulations under Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) with final regulations in late 2014 (the “Final Regulations”). As enacted in the Patient Protection and...more

Recent Favorable IRS Guidance for Tax-Exempt Bond Financed Facilities

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The IRS has released guidance in three areas of interest to entities that benefit from tax-exempt bond financings, particularly hospitals and educational institutions. This guidance creates new rules related to management...more

IRS Issues Long-Awaited Final Regulations for Charitable Hospitals

by Polsinelli on

In This Issue: - What You Should Do - Background - Final Regulations - Hospital Facilities and Organizations - Failures to Satisfy the Requirements of Section 501(r) - Community...more

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - January 2014, Issue 1

by Polsinelli on

In This Issue: - Top News ..Congress Approves Budget Deal with Short-Term ‘Doc Fix' ..CMS “Two-Midnight” Rule delayed until March 31, 2014 ..Individuals with Canceled Insurance Policies May Apply for...more

Volunteer Hours Of Firefighters And Emergency Responders Can Be Excluded From ACA's Shared Responsibility Calculation

by FordHarrison on

Executive Summary: The Department of Treasury has posted a statement on its blog indicating that the volunteer hours of volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical personnel do not need to be included in...more

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Addressing Community Health Needs Assessment

by Baker Donelson on

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

A Full Plate for the IRS: IRS Releases 2012 Exempt Organizations 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Workplan

At the end of January, 2013, the IRS Exempt Organizations Group (“EO”) released its annual report, highlighting EO’s 2012 accomplishments and outlining its priorities for 2013. This year’s report was significantly more...more

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