Community Benefit

IT Initiatives Supporting Community Benefit

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Question: Our parent company has an information technology initiative that is used in our clinics for low-income persons. Should these IT costs be reported as community benefit?

Recommendation: IT expenses associated with health care infrastructure should not be reported separately as community benefit. When reporting the cost of low-income clinics and other community benefit activities, include IT expenses as part of the cost of the program.