|Community Benefit Reporting Requirement|
|Vermont requires all community hospitals to report certain community benefit expenses in annual “Hospital Community Reports.”
Vermont community hospitals are required to submit Hospital Community Reports to the Commissioner of the Department of Financial regulation. The reports must include as a mandatory reporting category “a summary of the hospital's budget, including revenue by source and quantification of cost shifting to private payers.” “Cost shifting to private payers” encompasses a hospital’s costs associated with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement shortfalls and uncompensated care costs. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18 §9405b(a)(5).