Prof. Fuse Brown discusses the new IRS rules for tax exempt hospitals in her article “IRS Rules Will Not Stop Unfair Hospital Billing and Collection Practices” in the August 2015 edition of the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics. The rules are intended to protect patients from unfair billing practices, but are inadequate and unpredictable.
Erin C. Fuse Brown, assistant professor of law, is a faculty member of the Center for Law, Health & Society. Her research interests are in the intersection of the business and regulation of health care delivery systems. Her recent scholarship has focused on policies affecting hospital prices for health care services and on the structural fragility of the right to health care in the Affordable Care Act.