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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

VHHA Annual Report on Community Benefit

Information on the VHHA Community Benefit Award and our Winners.

(VHHA member information on community benefit reporting is available here.)

Caring for Our Communities, January 2015 (PDF)

Press Release, January 28, 2015 (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Links to VHHA Member Financial Assistance Policies

Virginia’s hospitals and health systems provided almost $3 billion in community benefit and other types of community support in the Commonwealth in 2013 according to the seventh annual statewide report released by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. The amount of community benefit provided by Virginia’s tax-exempt hospitals exceeded the value of the tax exemptions they receive by more than $461 million.

In addition, taxes paid by Virginia’s for-profit hospitals totaled $179 million, and the amount of taxes paid by tax-exempt hospitals was $34 million. The hospitals and health systems provided this strong support despite sustaining nearly $1 billion in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement shortfalls.

The data in this report is based on hospital costs, not charges, and includes all acute-care and certain specialty hospitals in the state. “Community benefit” was defined using the Internal Revenue Service definition for Schedule H of Form 990. For Virginia this represents:

  • Charity Care: $28million

  • Medicaid Shortfall: $341 million

  • Subsidized Health Services: $135 million

  • Community Benefit Programs and Services: $376 million

In addition to the community benefit and economic impact of Virginia’s hospitals and health systems, other measures of the impact hospitals had on their communities in 2013 include:

  • 3,572,959 million emergency department visits

  • 781,625 inpatient admissions

  • 1,930,299 outpatient visits

  •  103,808 babies delivered

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