Financial Assistance Policy
Wisconsin requires nonprofit and for-profit hospitals to submit their financial assistance policies to the state Department of Health and Family Services.

Wisconsin requires that each hospital’s annual uncompensated health care service plan indicate how the hospital notifies the public about the availability of charity care and must describe the procedure for obtaining such care. Wis. Admin. Code [DHS] §120.12(1)(a)(3). In 2007, The Wisconsin Hospital Association issued the voluntary, nonbinding, Billing and Collection Guidelines for Wisconsin Hospitals, which also addresses financial assistance.