Keeping Charity Honest: PPACA 9007(a) and Regulation of Charitable Health Care Providers The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a complex piece of legislation that makes many new demands on health care providers, often backed up with large fines in the event of non-compliance. This paper will concentrate on Section 9007(a) of the PPACA, which is intended to rectify a number of abuses that have occurred concerning the status and functions of tax-exempt charitable health care providers. If all goes as planned, the result will be better service by charitable hospitals, particularly for those least able to pay. Charitable health organizations before the PPACA To qualify for a charitable exemption before the PPACA, a hospital...The end:
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