Question: We have a "fast track clinic" located within a grocery store. Throughout each day there are drop in visits with questions. These visits do not require an office visit charge. We also provide free blood pressure checks at all of our clinics. Can we count both of these activities as community benefit?
Recommendation: To be reported as a community benefit, a program or activity should address a community need and address a community benefit objective, such as improving access to care. The activities you describe certainly seem to meet this criteria. We recommend reporting the related expenses under A2: Community–Based Clinical Services. (August 2009)