|Community Benefit Requirement|
|New York requires for-profit and nonprofit hospitals to provide discounted care as a condition of reimbursement from a state Pool.
As a condition of participation in New York’s General Hospital Indigent Care Pool, nonprofit and for-profit general hospitals must provide discounted care to qualifying patients with low income. The Pool provides reimbursement for a portion of hospital losses associated with unreimbursed care, including both charity care and bad debt expenses. To be eligible for disbursements from the Pool, a hospital must provide discounted care to eligible low-income patients in accordance with a proportional sliding fee schedule. N.Y. Pub. Health Law §§ 2807-k(9-a).