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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.
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.
Does your community benefit program have enough benefit? More important, can you prove that it does?
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.
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?
12 initiatives that hospitals can consider implementing to help get ready for the new Form 990, including Schedule H.
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.
"I wish Senator Grassley was sitting here with us for that last discussion."
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.
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.
The importance of a hospital's mission cannot be overstated: Providing safe, high-quality care that benefits the community.
How prepared are you to complete the new Form 990, regarding your organization's charity care and community benefit?
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.
Differences in patient mix between not-for-profit and public hospitals
are reflected in charity care and bad debt deductions and expenses.
Not-for-profit and public hospitals follow different accounting standards so their financial characteristics are distinguishable.
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GSHS Value of Tax Exempt Status.pdf
Formulas you can use as a guide to gauge uncompensated care costs within your organization.
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
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
In today's economic climate, meeting the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations through community benefit programs is becoming more important than ever.
Can underpayments and contractual write offs be included when reporting uncompensated care-at least internally, not to the IRS?
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