Illinois hospitals have long assisted patients who cannot pay their bills. IHA has been a leading supporter of legislation that ensures patients can access needed healthcare financial assistance.
The Fair Billing Act standardizes billing and collection practices for all Illinois hospitals. To help hospitals align their policies with the law, IHA offers a summary, FAQs and resources.
A final rule on hospital financial assistance under the Fair Patient Billing Act retains the basic framework and elements of the financial assistance application form.
The Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act mandates up to 100% discounts for uninsured patients at certain income levels. The law covers eligibility, determination of assets and more.
The Affordable Care Act created a new Section 501(r) for hospitals to maintain Section 501(c)(3) status. Requirements cover financial assistance, limitation on charges, and billing and collections.
Enhance your organization's efforts to develop effective, patient-friendly billing policies through resources developed for hospital leaders.
Every year, Illinois non-profit hospitals must report to the state Attorney General the amount of community benefits they provide, including charity care, language services, education and research.