Treasury Department Hearing on Healthcare Debt Collection Rules Postponed

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The public hearing on U.S. Treasury Department’s Internal Revenue Service regulations limiting how not-for-profit hospitals can collect debts from its patients has been postponed to Dec. 5.

The hearing will cover  proposed rules that clarify IRS regulations regarding how a hospital manages its financial assistance policy (FAP) and emergency medical care policy, and how it collects debts from patients who may qualify for financial assistance or charity care.

For more information on this story and how it is likely to impact not-for-profit hospitals and their services providers in the revenue cycle management (RCM) and accounts receivable management (ARM) industries click here to visit You can also download free copies of the regulations, revisions, and meeting notices in one convenient ZIP file.


Michael Klozotsky is the chief content office at and Follow him on Twitter @mklozkgc and @insidePF.

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