Hospital Community Benefit Obligations: Implications for Health Centers and Communities

Speakers:

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.

Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Interim – Chair of the Department of Global Health George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Maureen Byrnes, M.P.A.

Lead Research Scientist, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Session Summary:

Community Benefit is an obligation of nonprofit hospitals to invest in the communities they serve beyond the provision of direct medical services. The Affordable Care Act calls for strengthening and clarifying this obligation. Our panelists will introduce the concept of community benefit, review new requirements for Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy under the ACA, and discuss implications and opportunities for health centers and public health.

Learning Objectives: 1. To introduce the concept of community benefit 2. To review new requirements for Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy under the ACA 3. To discuss implications and opportunities for health centers and public health Sponsor:

RCHN Community Health Foundation

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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