Schedule H Form
The Affordable Care Act implements the needs assessment requirement through changes in the Internal Revenue Code. The Internal Revenue Service's Schedule H form and instructions address how not-for-profit hospitals report community health needs assessment activities on their Form 990. Additionally, Schedule H, Part V, incorporates the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) as contained in the Affordable Care Act.
A CHNA is not restricted to just a single hospital assessment. In many cases, a regional approach may make sense. The challenges facing the community are often felt equally among neighboring hospitals. By identifying regional challenges, hospitals may be able to achieve greater improvements through the collective impact of additional participants.
Hospitals place their CHNA and improvement plan on their websites.
Community Health Needs Assessment Organizations
To learn more about CHNA development at your organization, contact the following representatives to set up an introductory call: