Hospital Community Benefit Accountability

HB19-1320 requires non-profit tax exempt general hospitals, Denver Health Medical Center, and University of Colorado Hospital to complete a community health needs assessment every three years and an annual community benefit implementation plan every year. These hospitals will be required to report to the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) the following:

  • Certain community benefits
  • Costs
  • Shortfalls in the preceding year 

Any hospital not required to report is encouraged to do so. 

Each hospital will be required to to convene a public meeting at least once a year that will be used to seek feedback on the hospital's community benefit activities and the hospital's community benefit implementation plan. Hospital's will be required to invite the following entities to participate:

  • Representatives from local public and local government agencies
  • Representatives from certain state agencies
  • The general public

HB19-1320: Hospital Community Benefit Accountability

The Department is currently in the implementation process of the bill, which includes: drafting rules and developing a reporting tool for providers.

The Department will send updates through email. Please sign-up for Hospital Community Benefits Updates. To complete the sign-up process, enter your contact information and select the “Hospital Community Benefit” box.

Hospital Community Benefit Accountability Program Requirements