Study Finds Charity Care Less Prevalent at Financially Sound Not-For-Profit Hospitals

Modern Healthcare reported on Feb. 18, 2020, that top earning not-for-profit hospitals provide less charity care than those with less healthy financials, according to a study published in JAMA. The study showed that for every $100 of net income, hospitals in the top earnings quartile provided $11.50 of charity care to uninsured patients and $5.10 to insured patients, compared to the hospitals in the third earnings quartile, which provided $72.30 of charity care to the uninsured and $40.90 to the insured. Read more.