Cancer Registries

Question: Are cancer registries reportable as community benefit if they are required for accreditation?

Recommendation:  If maintaining a cancer registry is a requirement for a hospital's accreditation as a cancer center, then we think the IRS Form 990 Schedule H, Worksheet 4 instructions are clear that the hospital cannot report the costs of maintaining that registry as community benefit on Part I of the form.

(November 2021)
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