Nonprofit Hospital Scorecards
Nonprofit hospitals are organized as charities designed to deliver affordable and quality health care to those in their communities who need it most. Despite tax-exempt status, many nonprofit hospitals are engaged in practices that put profits over patients, like closing hospitals that serve underserved areas but aren’t performing financially and pursuing predatory collection practices. Too often, these practices fail to bring better health care outcomes for patients.
CQC’s Nonprofit Hospital Scorecards call out disturbing trends among nonprofit hospitals as we urge lawmakers to put an end to predatory hospital practices and ensure that nonprofit hospitals truly act like nonprofits.
Click here to sign our petition urging lawmakers to put an end to predatory hospital practices and ensure that nonprofit hospitals truly act like nonprofits.
Predatory Hospital Tactics Hurt Consumers
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Americans were struggling with major barriers to accessing quality health care. Now, with a ravaged economy and record job loss, high health care costs are even more devastating. Nowhere is this more true than with hospital care, the single largest component of national health care spending. With new examples of predatory and financially toxic hospital practices against consumers coming to light across the country – like lawsuits, wage garnishment and other heavy-handed collection efforts – Consumers for Quality Care is highlighting this growing trend through its #HospitalFail campaign.
Watch the video below to learn more about toxic hospital billing practices.
Find resources here to help consumers who fall victim to these predatory practices.