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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.
"I wish Senator Grassley was sitting here with us for that last discussion."
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.
In today's economic climate, meeting the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations through community benefit programs is becoming more important than ever.
How prepared are you to complete the new Form 990, regarding your organization's charity care and community benefit?
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.
12 initiatives that hospitals can consider implementing to help get ready for the new Form 990, including Schedule H.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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
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
Hospitals should consider the following approaches to complying with the requirements regarding financial assistance policies (FAPs) in the 501(r) final regulations.
Hospitals should consider the following approaches to complying with the requirements regarding community health needs assessments (CHNAs) in the 501(r) final regulations.
Requirements in the newly released rules will have major effects on community health needs assessments and on policies relating to financial assistance, emergency medical care, and billing and collections.
Formulas you can use as a guide to gauge uncompensated care costs within your organization.
Not-for-profit and public hospitals follow different accounting standards so their financial characteristics are distinguishable.
Differences in patient mix between not-for-profit and public hospitals
are reflected in charity care and bad debt deductions and expenses.
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.
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Tom Myers, chief strategy officer, The SSI Group, discusses the shifting payment environment and how it affects providers' patient access and claims management processes.
Jeff Chester, senior vice president and chief revenue officer at Availity, shares his thoughts on "Revenue Cycle 2.0" and how to best meet its challenges.
Mitch Morris, vice chair and global leader, healthcare, Deloitte, and Michael O'Rourke, senior vice president and chief information officer, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), share perspectives on the need for transformational IT in health care today.
Brian Kueppers, founder and CEO, Apex, discusses the importance of a robust patient payment strategy in boosting organization revenue and enhancing patient satisfaction.
Brian Grazzini, CFO, HealthPort, describes the importance of efficient and compliant information exchange and audit management in helping HIM staff spend less time on paperwork and more on mission-critical projects.
Cindy Matthews, executive vice president, Community Hospital Corporation, discusses how rural and community hospitals can use collaborative partnering to position for success through tough market conditions.
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.
Russ Graney, founder and CEO for Aidin, and John Laursen, head of business development for Aidin, share insights on how to improve care transitions between acute and post-acute care settings and incentivize high-quality patient outcomes.
Scott Elston, strategic accounts manager, GE Healthcare Services, describes how substantial cost reduction in health care requires rethinking business strategy and asset use.
Robert Williams, MD, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Arielle Freiberger, product strategist, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, explain how sophisticated retrospective, real-time, and predictive data analytics can inform decision making to reduce costs and improve care.
Stuart Hanson, director of business development (healthcare solutions) at Citi Retail Services, discusses how improving the payment experience can benefit consumers and healthcare providers.
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