If the organization has multiple hospitals, indicate which of the following best describes application of the charity care policy to the various hospitals.
Applied uniformly to all hospitals
Applied uniformly to most hospitals
Generally tailored to individual hospitals
Answer the following based on the charity care eligibility criteria that applies to the largest number of the organization's patients.
If the organization does not use FPG to determine eligibility, describe in Part VI the income based criteria for determining eligibility for free or discounted care. Include in the description whether the organization uses an asset test or other threshold, regardless of income, to determine eligibility for free or discounted care.
Provide the text of the footnote to the organization's financial statements that describes bad debt expense. In addition, describe the costing methodology used in determining the amounts reported on lines 2 and 3, or rationale for including other bad debt amounts in community benefit.
If "Yes," does the organization's collection policy contain provisions on the collection practices to be followed for patients who are known to qualify for charity care or financial assistance? Describe in Part VI.