Healthcare coalitions must be neutral, kinda like Switzerland. They must be independently governed organizations without real or perceived control by any single provider.
A neutral, independently governed coalition can be achieved by either establishing a nonprofit corporation or establishing the coalition under a host organization.
Contrary to popular belief, taking a healthcare coalition nonprofit and becoming a 501(c)(3) is not one and the same. The 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation is optional and can be done after the nonprofit has been established.
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An independently governed healthcare coalition requires, well, independent governance.
Healthcare coalitions that establish independent nonprofit corporations must concern themselves with living by the requirements of their corporate charter. For coalitions using third-party fiduciary agents, governance starts with their bylaws.