Tax-exempt Status

Apr 21, 2021
The mission of all hospitals and health systems, regardless of size and type of ownership, is to care for their communities and patients. In fact, an Ernst and Young report from 2017 demonstrates that for every dollar invested in non-profit hospitals and health systems through the federal tax…
Nov 13, 2020
In two recent reports, the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) appears to use oversimplified analytic approach and draws overly broad conclusions about price variation and price growth variation. Their analysis does not address many of the key factors that can contribute to price variation and growth…
Oct 6, 2020
A recent analysis from the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation, “What drives health spending in the U.S. compared to other countries,” does not provide a full picture on health care spending in the U.S. while also downplaying the immense role that drug costs play in…
Jul 14, 2020
Improving the health of their communities is at the heart of every hospital’s mission. For example, tax-exempt hospitals annually demonstrate accountability to the communities they serve by reporting to IRS on the benefits they provide to their community using the IRS Form 990 Schedule H and making…
Feb 6, 2018
EY was commissioned by the American Hospital Association to analyze the federal revenue forgone due to the tax exemption of non-profit hospitals as well as the community benefits they provide. This study presents estimates for 2016, the most recent year for which community benefit information is…
Oct 5, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act (H.R.5376) signed into law Aug. 16, 2022, (Public Law 117-169) makes tax incentives available to hospitals, including tax-exempt hospitals, for energy efficient construction and clean energy vehicles.
Aug 18, 2022
As trusted sources of health care in the community, America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to providing high quality and safe care to all individuals, as well as delivering a care experience that meets patients’ needs and expectations from scheduling through billing.
Jul 26, 2022
The AHA today published a blog post responding to a July 25 Wall Street Journal article examining hospitals’ charity care.
Jun 6, 2022
An analysis by Ernst & Young, released today by the AHA, shows that tax-exempt hospitals and health systems provided almost nine times the value of their federal tax exemption in 2019.
Jun 6, 2022
WASHINGTON (June 6, 2022) – Regardless of ownership type, size, and location, all hospitals provide a comprehensive range of benefits and essential services to their communities.