Thursday, September 13, 2012

Community Benefit Report Tool

TASC is please to share the below resources on Community Benefit Reporting developed by the Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (RHPI) Project, a project funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration. Flex Program personnel can distribute the information to their critical access hospitals and rural health colleagues as they feel fit.
 The Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (RHPI) Project has supported the creation of instructional PowerPoint presentations and associated tools to assist hospitals to create their own Community Benefit Report. Each individual resource can be accessed as needed by clicking on its title. 
The first list in the attached document includes a four-part PowerPoint series that presents information for different aspects of creating a Community Benefit Report. The title of each is self-explanatory of the content. Next to each title you will find the exercises or tools associated with that PowerPoint. Exercises were developed in the areas of: community health improvement services; health professions education; subsidized health services; research; cash and in-kind contributions; community building activities; and, community benefit operations activities. Community benefit reporting templates were also developed. Links for each exercise and template can be found in this document. For your convenience, a description of each exercise, tool, worksheet or template is also included. Lastly, links are provided to webinar playbacks on two topics: Community Health Needs Assessment – IRS Proposed Rule; and Justifying Your Hospital’s Tax Exempt Status and Performance Management Group (PMG) call playback on IRS Compliance: Community Benefits Reporting.

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