Charity care in Emory Healthcare

Charity care at Emory Healthcare

 

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From the Executive VP

Charity care in Emory Healthcare Overview
Watch and wait
• A gift of time
• Found for follow-up
Keeping a dream on track
Sending Jason home

Caring for the elderly

Caring for kids

Care at Grady Hospital

Emory and the Atlanta VA Medical Center

Helping our neighbors

Research

Education

Economic impact

Woodruff Health Sciences Center

In fiscal year 2012-2013, Emory Healthcare provided $80,276,319 million in charity care, an increase of 11.4% over the previous year, itself an increase of 4.9% over the year before.

Charity care has a very precise definition: It encompasses indigent care for patients with no health insurance, not even Medicaid or Medicare, and no resources of their own. It also includes catastrophic care for patients who may have some coverage but for whom health care bills are so large that even if it were possible to pay them, doing so would leave their lives further shattered.

The box below details the charity care provided at individual Emory Healthcare facilities. Not included are the enormous amounts of uncompensated care provided by Emory physicians who practice at Grady Memorial Hospital and other hospitals and in clinics where many volunteer during their free time.

In addition to charity care, Emory Healthcare provides numerous other services with the goal of improving access to care, advancing medical knowledge, and relieving or reducing dependence on taxpayer-funded community efforts. In fiscal year 2012-2013, this total for Emory Healthcare was $86,099,578. Following are examples of what this total includes: 

- $7,105,364 from the community benefit inventory for social accountability (CBISA). Significant CBISA dollars include activities such as the following: discounted/free prescription drug programs; programs and contracted services for indigent patients; in-kind donations to organizations such as MedShare; transportation services; flu shots; blood drives; subsidized continuing care, nursing home care, and home care; sponsorship of selected charity health awareness events; and educational programs for the public, future health professionals, and patients

- $55,583,112 shortfall between Emory Healthcare’s cost to provide care to Medicaid patients and reimbursement from Medicaid

- $23,411,102 costs to Emory Healthcare for the Georgia provider tax




         
 
 

Charity care totals Fiscal year 2012—2013

■ Emory University Hospital/
   Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Center................................$26,848,014

■ Emory University Hospital Midtown...................................................19,405,018

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital...........................................................9,017,645

Emory Johns Creek Hospital..............................................................3,114,148

■ Emory Clinic, Emory Specialty Associates,
   pediatric outpatient care, and Saint
   Joseph's Medical Group..................................................................21,104,833 

■ Emory Wesley Woods Center...............................................................786,661

    Total........................................................................................$80,276,319

The $80.3 million total above represents the unreimbursed cost of providing charity care, based on actual expenses to Emory Healthcare. Cost reporting is standard for calculating charity care totals, as required by the Internal Revenue Service and advocated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Catholic Health Association.

 
         


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