Eileen Salinsky, Consultant
New community benefit requirements require tax exempt hospitals to conduct community health needs assessments (CHNA) and to develop implementation plans to address the needs identified. The Internal Revenue Service has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to guide hospitals in meeting these new requirements. This Forum session reviewed proposed rules related to CHNA and implementation planning and explored the challenges and opportunities likely to emerge from these efforts.
**Due to unforseen circumstances, Julie Trocchio, senior director of community benefit and continuing care at the Catholic Health Care Association of the United States, presented Ms. Somerville's slides.
See the entry for a previous related Forum session, "Can I Get a Break? Hospital Financial Assistance, Billing, and Debt Collection" (Forum Session, April 26, 2013)
- "Schedule H: New Community Benefit Reporting Requirements for Hospitals" (Background Paper No. 67, April 21, 2009)
- "Show Me the Money: The Implications of Schedule H" (Issue Brief No. 831, April 21, 2009)
- "What Have You Done for Me Lately? Assessing Hospital Community Benefit" (Issue Brief No. 821, April 19, 2007)
- Gary J. Young et al., "Provision of Community Benefits by Tax-Exempt U.S. Hospitals," New England Journal of Medicine, 368, no. 16 (April 18, 2013): pp. 1519-1527
- Community Commons' CHNA toolkit
- The Hilltop Institute's Community Benefit State Law Profiles
- Trinity Health's Community Health Needs Assessments tools