Virginia Code § 32.1-276.5 C passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2017 requires ...Every medical care facility for which a certificate of public need with conditions imposed pursuant to § 32.1-102.4 is issued shall report to the Commissioner data on charity care, as that term is defined in § 32.1-102.1, provided to satisfy a condition of a certificate of public need, including

  1. the total amount of such charity care the facility provided to indigent persons
  2. the number of patients to whom such charity care was provided
  3. the specific services delivered to patients that are reported as charity care recipients and
  4. the portion of the total amount of such charity care provided that each service represents.

To meet these requirements, charity figures were collected from inpatient hospitals and outpatient providers for each facility’s 2021 fiscal year to compare the estimated amount of charity care reported for 2021. All charity care data was self-reported by inpatient hospitals and outpatient providers. VHI has no independent source to verify or validate the data that is submitted.

Updated on: 3/12/2024