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Virginia Hospitals: Charity Care Dashboard

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Virginia Health Information’s (VHI) new charity care dashboard displays the total amount of charity care, number of patients to whom such charity care was provided, specific services delivered to patients that are reported as charity care recipients and, the portion of the total amount of such charity care provided.

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.

To meet these requirements, VHI collected charity figures from inpatient hospitals and outpatient providers for each facility’s 2019 fiscal year to compare the estimated amount of charity care reported for 2019.

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