Community Benefit Activities of CAHs, Non-Metropolitan Hospitals, and Metropolitan Hospitals

Publication Date: Dec 2012
Author(s): Croll ZT, Gale J, Coburn AF, Race M
Research Center(s): Maine
Project: Measuring Community Impact and Benefit of Critical Access Hospitals
Topic(s): Community Benefit, Population Health
Notes: National data

Nonprofit hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), are required to report their community benefit activities (programs and services that provide treatment and/or promote health in response to identified community needs) to the Internal Revenue Service. Using a set of community benefit indicators developed by the Flex Monitoring Team (FMT), these reports compare CAHs to non-metropolitan non-CAHs (non-metro hospitals) and metropolitan (metro) hospitals in order to monitor the community benefit activities of CAHs and understand whether and how their community benefit profiles differ from the profiles of other hospitals.

The Flex Monitoring team originally produced this summary report of national community benefit data in 2010; the report was updated in 2012.  Both versions are linked below. 

Descriptor Date File
2012 National Data Summary Report Dec 2012 Download
2010 National Data Summary Report Oct 2009 Download