IRS Will Enforce Proposed Medical Debt Collection Regulations

The IRS quietly announced over the holidays that not-for-profit hospitals should “rely” on 501(c)3 regulations dealing with collecting patient debt that were proposed  in 2012 but have yet to be finalized. On the insidePatientFinance blog on Forbes.com, I write at length about the non-decision decision by the IRS that requires charitable hospitals to cease “extraordinary collection actions” of patients for up to 120 days until it can be determined whether or not the patient qualifies for financial assistance. <more>