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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 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.
In this 2008 comment letter to the IRS, HFMA's Principles and Practices Board strongly recommended that the Form 990 Schedule H instructions stress the crucial distinction between charity care and bad debt, as explained in the Board's Statement 15.
The Principles and Practices Board undertook this project to identify the types of financial operating data that should be disclosed by healthcare providers on an ongoing basis.
The Principles and Practices Board undertook this position statement to assist in the identification and use of the appropriate accounting methodology for reporting mergers, acquisitions and collaborations.
HFMA states that many aspects of the FASB exposure draft would improve the current guidance on accounting for not-for-profit organizations.
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.
This P&P Board issue analysis addresses certain accounting and reporting issues resulting from incentive payments under the Medicare program for the meaningful use of EHR technology.
This Principles and Practices Board statement was developed in response to the frequent requests from HFMA members for a standard calculation of "days of revenue in receivables."
In a May 12, 2010 letter to FASB, the HFMA Principles & Practices Board comments on proposed changes to reduce the diversity in practice of the disclosure of a measure of charity care.
This Principles and Practices Board issue analysis provides accounting guidelines for healthcare finance leaders who must respond to RAC audits and adjustments.
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.
Congress is continuing to question whether not-for-profit hospitals are providing sufficient charity care to justify their tax-exempt status.
12 initiatives that hospitals can consider implementing to help get ready for the new Form 990, including Schedule H.
HFMA's Principles & Practices Board is is working on publishing guidance on the recording of meaningful use payments.
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.
HFMA comments for the record of the May 26, 2005 hearing, "A Review of the Tax-Exempt Hospital Sector."
Principles and Practices Board Statement No. 11 deals with the unique accounting considerations providers of healthcare services confront when entering into risk contracts.
This Principles and Practices Board statement was developed in response to frequent requests from HFMA members for accounting and financial reporting guidance for assessments and other arrangements in lieu of taxes.
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.
HFMA comments for the record of the September 13, 2006, hearing, "Taking the Pulse of Charitable Care and Community Benefits at Nonprofit Hospitals."
To assist hospital in fulfilling their community benefit, HFMA's Principles and Practices Board has developed an illustrative charity care policy.
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