Keeping step with IRS guidance on requirements for tax-exempt hospitals.

Healthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association

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Speizman RA, Mitchell A. Keeping step with IRS guidance on requirements for tax-exempt hospitals. Healthc Financ Manage. 2013;67(9):114-8, 120, 122.
Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code, enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act, requires that section 501(c)(3) hospitals conduct community health needs assessments (CHNAs) every three years. Proposed regulations issued in April 2013 provide guidance on the CHNA requirement and other issues arising under section 501(r). The proposed regulations generally supersede the guidance provided in Notice 2011-52, although a transition period is provided. Hospitals can generally rely on the proposed regulations until final regulations are issued.