|Limitations on Charges, Billing, and Collections|
|New Jersey limits nonprofit hospital charges and billing and collection practices.
New Jersey limits the amounts that nonprofit and for-profit hospitals may charge uninsured state residents with family gross income of less than 500 percent of the federal poverty level. Patients meeting these criteria may not be charged more than 15 percent above the applicable federal Medicare payment rate. N.J. Stat. §26:2H-12.52.
Hospitals may not bill for services or initiate collection procedures against persons determined to be eligible for charity care. Persons determined to be eligible for reduced charge charity care may not be billed or subjected to collections procedures for the portion of the bill that is reduced charge charity care. N.J. Admin. Code §10:52-11.14.