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HFMA commented on the FASB’s exposure draft of the proposed Accounting Standards Update, Leases (Topic 840), which would require that assets and liabilities arising under leases be recognized in the statement of financial position.
HFMA's P&P Board's comments on a proposed FASB Staff Position to provide application guidance for estimating the fair value of investments in investment companies that have calculated net asset value per share in accordance with the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide, Investment Companies.
Over the past nine months, I've read headline after headline on the front pages of major newspapers questioning the performance, pricing policies, and even the purpose of not for profit healthcare organizations.
HFMA's P&P Board comments on the proposed ASU Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), Revenue from Contract with Customers, that would affect entities that enter into contracts.
HFMA's P&P Board expresses its disagreement with provisions that would disproportionately impact the healthcare industry due to the significant number of claims and lawsuits to which the industry is subjected in the ordinary course of business.
HFMA commented on FASB's proposed Accounting Standards Update Health Care Entities (Topic 954), Presentation and Disclosure of Net Revenue, Provision for Bad Debts, and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts.
HFMA states that many aspects of the FASB exposure draft would improve the current guidance on accounting for not-for-profit organizations.
HFMA's April 6, 2007 comment letter to GASB states that P&P Board Statement 15 on financial reporting allows for better aligned charity care reporting practices among public and private healthcare institutions.
FASB Accounting Standards Update 2010-24 changes how healthcare entities present medical malpractice liabilities on financial statements.
Potentially significant changes in pension accounting requirements would affect hospitals’ statement of operations and increase the effort and cost to comply with financial reporting requirements.
Financial reporting of medical malpractice self-insurance is evolving, with the rate of claims climbing. Accounting guidance has evolved, affirming some practices while modifying others.
How big is the impact of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB's) proposed changes to the treatment of accounting leases?
Finance executives for not-for-profit entities who are planning mergers and acquisitions will need to start using the acquisition method for business combinations, as outlined in Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Statement No. 164, Not-for-Profit Entities: Mergers and Acquisitions.
A proposed new model for lease accounting can have a significant financial impact on healthcare organizations.
CFOs should work with the hospital’s actuary and external auditor in deciding on the discount rate to apply to self-insured medical malpractice reserves.
Accounting standards for valuing goodwill and intangible assets are becoming more rigorous for not-for-profit organizations.
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