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Community Benefit Reporting

Each year HAT collects data on the community benefit plans and activities of our member hospitals. This information is compiled into a Community Benefit Report used by HAT in legislative and public relations efforts on behalf of Tennessee´s not-for-profit hospitals. This is one of the tools we use to promote the value and benefit of not-for-profit hospitals as health care providers and resources in their communities.

This information is an important resource for HAT´s ongoing community education campaign. It is of critical importance for elected officials, community leaders, media and the public to recognize all the services not-for-profit hospitals provide their communities. During these difficult times, it is important to specifically identify how our members make a positive difference for our citizens.

Defining the community benefits hospitals provide to the community has become more than just a mission of community hospitals. It also is a legal obligation. Many reporting requirements exist, including the new Internal Revenue Service 990 Schedule H.

To assist Tennessee not-for-profit hospitals in organizing this information, HAT has teamed with Lyons Software to provide access at no charge to CBISA for States. Through this webhosted program, HAT will assist hospitals in creating an annual community benefit report. HAT will also aggregate this into a statewide report to demonstrate the role, value and benefit of community hospitals in Tennessee.

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