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Friend or Foe - The Implications of the Final IRS Regulations on Your Hospital's CHNA

Posted on February 10th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
Friend or Foe - The Implications of the Final IRS Regulations on Your Hospital's CHNA

On December 29, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service and the Trea-sury Department issued final regulations that provide guidance regarding the requirements for charitable hospitals added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Over the next several months, hospitals will be gearing up to begin their next Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process or are al-ready in the throes of working on it, so it is important to ensure that your process meets these requirements. Whether or not the final regulations are good news or bad news (i.e., friend or foe) completely depends on your point of view, and how much your organization already has in place to sustain these activities.

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