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Complying with IRS Regulations under Section 501(r)
Sponsored by CHA and Vizient

Dec. 14, 2016
3 – 4:30 p.m. ET

Final regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act requirements for tax-exempt hospitals became effective the first day of a hospital’s 2016 tax year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been reviewing hospitals for compliance with these regulations. As of June 30, 2016 the IRS completed almost 700 reviews and has referred over 150 hospitals for further examination because of failures to meeting requirements related to community health needs assessments, financial assistance or billing and collection under Section 501(r).

In this webinar Preston Quesenberry, the primary author of these IRS rules and currently an advisor to tax-exempt hospitals, will discuss challenges posed by the rules and recommendations for compliance.

Objectives

After participating in the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand common issues hospitals are facing in implementing 501(r) regulations.
  • Identify "gray areas" in the regulations and understand how these areas may be interpreted.
  • Prepare for compliance with the IRS regulations.

The webinar is provided as general information and is not tax or legal advice.


Audiences

  • Community benefit 
  • Finance
  • General Counsels/Compliance
  • Mission

Speaker

Preston Quesenberry
Of Counsel
Loeb & Loeb

Preston Quesenberry advises clients throughout the nonprofit sector on a wide variety of legal and strategic issues, including qualification for tax-exempt status, unrelated business income tax (UBIT), charitable contributions, domestic and international grant-making, joint ventures, lobbying and political activities and executive compensation. He has a particular depth of experience advising charitable hospitals and other tax-exempt organizations on regulatory issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

A former senior attorney in the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Mr. Quesenberry drafted many of the Treasury regulations and other published guidance that play a critical role in his clients’ business structures and operations. For example, during his tenure at the IRS, he was extensively involved in several guidance projects relating to the Affordable Care Act and regulations regarding supporting organizations and program-related investments. He also supported the Department of Justice and field attorneys with litigation and supervised attorneys in issuing private letter rulings and determination letters on exempt organization issues, including matters related to UBIT, private foundation excise taxes, political activities, and qualification for tax-exemption under a wide-variety of Code sections. In addition, he served as a senior attorney-advisor to the IRS Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical), in which role he reviewed all tax guidance approved by the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

Registration

Dec. 14, 2016
3 - 4:30 p.m. ET (Please adjust accordingly for your time zone)

Registration Fee:

CHA members: FREE
Vizient members: FREE
Other registrants: $35

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Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance, indicating program contact hours, will be available to program participants upon request after the completion of the event.

To request a Certificate of Attendance, please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408 with participant name and program attended.

Please note CHA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for any programs. Participants may submit Certificates of Attendance to relevant organizations that accept proof of contact hours as credit.

These include:

American College of Healthcare Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report qualifying CEUs using the contact hour information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance

For further information regarding Certificates of Attendance, please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.

Participant/Site Coordinator Role

As a participant, you will receive dial-in instructions and webinar materials one week prior to the webinar via email. These materials will come to you from "CHA Service Center," so please watch for that email address. Be sure to have these materials ready the day of the webinar so that you can easily access the event and utilize the materials. If you have registered and are convening a group of participants, please consider yourself the "site coordinator" and review the following suggested recommendations for serving in that role on behalf of the group.

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CHA Member Benefit

CHA's webinars are designed to offer timely, convenient, relevant, cost-effective education about key topics and issues.

Can't Participate in the Live Event?

If your schedule doesn't permit you to participate in the live event, please register (FREE for CHA members and Vizient members) so that you will automatically receive a link to the archived version of the webinar.

Contact

For more information contact the CHA Service Center or Julie Trocchio, CHA senior director of community benefit and continuing care.