Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The history of the health insurance industry in the U.S.
Slide content:Hill-Burton Act Hospital Survey and Construction Act, passed in 1946 Stimulated construction of facilities Foundation of todays hospitals and health care organizations Continues to authorize funding Requires participation in Medicare and Medicaid Imposes anti-discrimination rules 12
Slide notes:The Hospital Survey and Construction Act, commonly called the Hill-Burton Act, was passed during President Trumans administration in 1946 . It stimulated construction of health care facilities and is the foundation of todays infrastructure for hospitals and other health care organizations. The Hill-Burton Act continues to authorize funding for public medical facilities and other nonprofit facilities, such as acute care general hospitals, specialty hospitals, nursing homes, public health centers, and rehabilitation facilities . To receive Hill-Burton funds, organizations must participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs . In addition, the law imposes anti-discrimination rules on health care facilities that receive funds. 12