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The final version of the revised form appears to be an improvement over the June 2007 discussion draft, but will nonetheless add to the reporting burdens of hospitals and other healthcare providers.
12 initiatives that hospitals can consider implementing to help get ready for the new Form 990, including Schedule H.
"I wish Senator Grassley was sitting here with us for that last discussion."
Despite a 28 percent rise in the average cost of uncompensated care over five years, hospitals have thus far been able to maintain their margins.
Many tax exempt hospitals could do a better job accounting for the community benefit they deliver, and thereby show that they are truly worthy of tax exemption.
Schedule H of the new Form 990 requires detailed reporting of the community benefit hospitals provide, beginning with tax year 2009. Is your organization ready?
The importance of a hospital's mission cannot be overstated: Providing safe, high-quality care that benefits the community.
Can underpayments and contractual write offs be included when reporting uncompensated care-at least internally, not to the IRS?
How much? That is the question everyone seems to be asking about charity care. HFMA has just released guidance that will help answer that question.
Providing health care for the uninsured is an ongoing national concern that affects all Americans, but it also is an immediate concern for a hospital's CFO.
Does your community benefit program have enough benefit? More important, can you prove that it does?
How prepared are you to complete the new Form 990, regarding your organization's charity care and community benefit?
Formulas you can use as a guide to gauge uncompensated care costs within your organization.
GSHS Value of Tax Exempt Status.pdf
Each year, AHA publishes aggregate information on the level of uncompensated care delivered in U.S. hospitals. The data used to generate these numbers come from AHA's Annual Survey of Hospitals. The fact sheet provides the definition of uncompensated care and
Take control of your hospital’s bad debt with this four-step analysis. Typical high-level bad debt metrics do little to pinpoint specific opportunities for improvement. To develop a sustained and robust understanding of the determinants of bad debt, healthcare providers should drill down further by conducting four additional analyses.
Keys to Reporting Uncompensated Care From 1996 to 2006, the amount of national uncompensated care delivered by registered community hospitals went from $18 billion to more than $31 billion per year, according to American
Hospitals should proactively address property tax exemption issues in light of the adjustments to tax exemption requirements in the healthcare reform law and recent legal cases.
In today's economic climate, meeting the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations through community benefit programs is becoming more important than ever.
Differences in patient mix between not-for-profit and public hospitals
are reflected in charity care and bad debt deductions and expenses.
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Not-for-profit and public hospitals follow different accounting standards so their financial characteristics are distinguishable.
Stuart Hanson, director of business development (healthcare solutions) at Citi Retail Services, discusses how improving the payment experience can benefit consumers and healthcare providers.
Scott Schmidt, vice president, Cerner RevWorks, LLC, shares insights on best practices for maximizing a revenue cycle management partnership.
Dale Hockel, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Fanelli, CFO, TriMedx, share strategies for elevating clinical engineering through innovative management programs.
Rick Heise, senior vice president, revenue cycle, at Cerner Corporation, discusses the importance of integrating clinical and financial data to excel in health care's changing payment environment.
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