Community Benefit

What Counts Q & A Index-a

  1. Financial Assistance
    Topic: Discounts (June 2011; Updated November 2015)
    Topic: Financial Assistance Policies (Updated March 2013; Updated November 2015)
    Topic: Foundation Payments for Charity Care Patients (August 2009; Updated November 2015)
    Topic: Free Care for Priests in the Diocese (January 2011)
    Topic: Free Care Vouchers to Low-Income School Districts (August 2009; Updated November 2015)
    Topic: International Patients (January 2008; Updated November 2015)

  2. Government-Sponsored Means Tested Health Care
    Topic: High Risk Pools (2007)
    Topic: Losses on CHAMPUS/TRICARE (May 2012)
    Topic: Medicaid Losses (December 2009)
    Topic: Medicaid Revenues Greater than Expenses (April 2011; Updated November 2015)
    Topic: Medicare Losses (2007)
    Topic: Medicare Revenues (June 2012; Updated November 2015)
    Topic: Provider Taxes (April 2009)
    Topic: Sales Tax (2007)
    Topic: Uncompensated Care Pools (January 2008)
  3. Community Benefit Services
    1. Community Health Improvement Services

      Community Health Education
      Topic: Addressing Hospital Industry Hazards and Injuries (August 2009)
      Topic: Advanced Directives (October 2008; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Community Awareness/Education (June 2012)
      Topic: Community Health Resource Center (February 2011)
      Topic: Competition to Increase Awareness of Mental Illness (August 2009)
      Topic: Health Fairs/Screenings (2007; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Hospital Website Provides Public Health Information (August 2009)
      Topic: Is it Marketing? (April 2009)
      Topic: Lactation Services (November 2015)
      Topic: Media Outreach Programs (Updated June 2012; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Program T-shirts and Accessories (December 2014)
      Topic: Support Groups (Updated November 2015)

      Community-Based Clinical Services
      Topic: Employee Health Promotion (2007)
      Topic: Employer Screenings (November 2008)
      Topic: Fast Track Clinic Expenses (August 2009)
      Topic: Health Promotion for Long-Term Care Residents (April 2009)
      Topic: Immunizations for Patients (August 2009)

      Health Care Support Services
      Topic: Applying for Guardianship (September 2012)
      Topic: Baby Supplies for New Mothers (January 2011)
      Topic: Bereavement Support Remembrance Services (June 2012)
      Topic: Catholic Mass Open to Community (January 2009)
      Topic: Enrollment Assistance (Updated December 2014)
      Topic: Interpreter Services (June 2015)
      Topic: Lifeline Services (January 2009)
      Topic: Nurse Navigators (November 2013)
      Topic: PACE Housing  (Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Pastoral Care Programs (August 2009)
      Topic: Paying Expenses on Behalf of Individuals  (Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Paying for Care in Outside Facility (Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Paying for Low-Income Patient Burial Costs (Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Post Discharge/Care Management Services for Hospital’s Low-Income Patients (Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Providing Access to Post-Acute Care for Homeless and Uninsured (Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Residential Facilities for Patients and Families (July 2013)
      Topic: Transportation (2007)
      Topic: Transporting Breast Milk (June 2012)

      Social and Environmental Improvement Activities
      Topic: Community Benefit or Community Building Activity (November 2015)
      Topic: Community-wide Quality Improvement/Care Coordination Efforts (March 2013)
      Topic: Educating Hospitals About Successful Environmental Practices (August 2009)
      Topic: Food Policy/Leadership Councils (August 2013)
      Topic: Physician Recruitment (March 2013; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Sustainable Farming (March 2013)
    2. Health Professional Education
      Topic: Allied Health Professions
      Topic: Clinical Pastoral Education (January 2011)
      Topic: Grand Rounds (December 2014)
      Topic: Housing Costs (March 2013)
      Topic: Libraries (February 2011)
      Topic: Long-Term Care Administrator Internships (February 2011)
      Topic: Nursing Schools (February 2011)
      Topic: Physician Education/CME programs (February 2011)
      Topic: Physician Residents/Student Time (February 2011)
      Topic: Physician Time in Health Profession Education (June 2012)
      Topic: Scholarships (2007)
      Topic: Time Working with Health Professions Students (Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Tuition Assistance (February 2011)
    3. Subsidized Health Services
      Topic: Emergency Services (February 2010; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Ground Ambulance Service
      Topic: Hospice (February 2008)
      Topic: Hospital Departments (February 2010; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Hospital Losing Money (April 2009; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Mammograms (February 2010)
      Topic: Medical Practices (February 2010)
      Topic: Organ Harvesting (May 2009; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Palliative Care (January 2008)
      Topic: PACE (December 2014)
      Topic: Topic: Paying Physicians to be On-Call
      Topic: Paying Physicians to Serve Low Income/Uninsured (Updated June 2012)
      Topic: Services for Veterans (February 2010; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Specialty Hospital Services (April 2009)
      Topic: Telehealth Services (2007)
      Topic: Telemonitoring (May 2008)
      Topic: What Qualifies as a Subsidized Service
    4. Research
      Topic: Government Funded Research (August 2011)
      Topic: Institutional Review Boards (February 2011; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Physician Research Presentations (February 2011)
      Topic: Quality Assurance or Research (February 2011; Updated November 2015)
    5. Cash Donations and In-Kind Contributions
      Topic: After Prom Donations (January 2009)
      Topic: Ambulance Service (February 2010)
      Topic: Attending Meetings (April 2009)
      Topic: Blood Drives (July 2014)
      Topic: Community Benefit or Community Building Donations (April 2009; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Contribution for Fireworks Display (May 2010)
      Topic: Contributions to Statewide Nonprofit Insurance Organization (November 2013)
      Topic: Donated Equipment/Supplies — Locally & Globally (2009)
      Topic: Donated Food (2007)
      Topic: Donated Hospital Services — Lab, Radiology, Pharmacy (2007; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Donated Space (2007)
      Topic: Donation to Endowment Fund for School for the Deaf (May 2010)
      Topic: Donations to Employees (February 2008)
      Topic: Electronic Health Records (2012; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Employee and Physician Time (2007)
      Topic: Employee Participation in Professional Organizations (May 2012)
      Topic: Employee Time and Fund-Raising Costs (April 2009)
      Topic: Entertainment/Sporting Fundraising Events (October 2008; revised November 2008; revised January 2011; revised February 2014)
      Topic: Foreign Poverty Tours/Medical Missions (September 2012)
      Topic: Free Telemedicine Services to Community Hospitals (January 2011)
      Topic: Funds and Services Donated by One Organization to Another (2007)
      Topic: Funds and Services Donated by One Organization to Another
      Topic: Letters Restricting Donations (2007; Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Hospital Volunteers' Time (2007)
      Topic: Medical Respite Program (August 2009)
      Topic: Parking (2011)
      Topic: PILOTS/SILOTS (2007)
      Topic: Scholarships for Health Professions Education (August 2013)
      Topic: Scholarships for Pediatric Cancer Survivors (April 2011)
      Topic: School and Team Sports (December 2009)
      Topic: Voter Registration Education (June 2012)
    6. Community Building Activities
      Topic: Advocacy (February 2010)
      Topic: Chamber of Commerce (May 2009;  Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Child Day Care (2007)
      Topic: Disaster Preparedness (Updated April 2015;  Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Ebola Planning and Preparations (December 2014)
      Topic: Green Purchasing (October 2008)
      Topic: Hiring and Training Handicapped Workers(April 2011)
      Topic: Income Tax Assistance Program (May 2010)
      Topic: Literacy Program (August 2010)
      Topic: Physician Recruitment (Updated March 2013;  Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Recruiting for Clinical Laboratory Personnel (April 2009;  Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Socially Responsible Investing (October 2008;  Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Workforce Development – Shadowing (August 2015;  Updated November 2015)
    7. Community Benefit Operations
      Topic: Attending Workshops (January 2008)
      Topic: Community Benefit Report (May 2010;  Updated November 2015)
      Topic: Community Health Needs Assessment (Updated November 2013)
      Topic: Grant Applications (October 2008)
      Topic: IT Initiatives Supporting Community Benefit (January 2009)
    8. General Questions
      Topic: Approach to Indirect Costs (2007; November 2015)
      Topic: Capital Costs (2007)
      Topic: Changing Target Populations of Current Community Benefit Programs (June 2014)
      Topic: Counting Persons Served (April 2009;  Updated November 2015)
      Topic: IT Costs (October 2008)
      Topic: Joint Ventures and For-Profit Entities
      Topic: Lost Revenue (January 2008)
      Topic: Topic: Reporting Programs with No Expenses (November 2015)
      Topic: Reporting Restricted Grants (June 2014)
      Topic: Reporting Telemedicine/Telehealth Programs and Activities (January 2015)
      Topic: Splitting Costs between Community Benefit dand Marketing (February 2008)

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