|Financial Assistance Policy|
|New York requires hospitals that participate in the state’s General Hospital Indigent Care Pool to adopt financial assistance policies.
New York require hospitals to adopt and implement financial assistance policies as a condition of participating in the state’s General Hospital Indigent Care Pool, which 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 based on a sliding fee schedule. N.Y. Pub. Health Law §2807-k(9-a)(a).