Seven Maine Hospitals to Merge Next Year
In a move similar to independent hospitals across the U.S., seven hospitals in Maine are consolidating into a single nonprofit entity. Effective January 1, 2019, MaineHealth will consist of the following hospitals: Maine Medical Center (Portland, ME) Biddeford-based Southern Maine Health Care (Biddleford, ME) LincolnHealth (Damariscotta, ME, and Boothbay Harbor, ME) Coastal Healthcare Alliance (Rockport, ME) Western Maine Health (Norway, ME) Franklin Community Health Network (Farmington, ME) Maine Behavioral Healthcare in (South Portland, ME) Declining revenue, insufficient healthcare staff and mounting costs were reasons given for the merger. MaineHealth will be governed by a board of trustees, include over 19,000. Read More.
AICPA and Healthcare Trade Group to Issue Guidance for Revenue Standard
To help healthcare companies with Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers (Topic 606), the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants are planning to offer additional industry-specific guidance. The interpretive guidance is expected to address when healthcare providers should record revenue from special state funding methods that cover deficits between Medicaid reimbursements and patient care costs. Frustration over recognizing revenue related to provider tax programs was discussed at last month’s meeting between the FASB and the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Principles and Practices Board. Brian Conner, a national practice leader for hospitals. Read More.
FinREC Proposes Industry-Specific Implementation Guidance for Revenue Standard
Five working drafts have been issued to help several industries implement Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers, by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The working drafts were published earlier this month and are as follows: Healthcare Industry: Health Care Entities Revenue Recognition Implementation Issue #8-10: Performance Obligations Telecommunications Industry: Telecommunications Revenue Recognition Implementation Issue #15-6: Impact of Enforceable Rights and Obligations on Contract Term Nonprofits Industry: Not-for-Profit Revenue Recognition Implementation Issue #11-5: Not-for-Profit Subscriptions and Membership Dues Time-Share Industry: Time-Share Revenue Recognition Implementation Issue #16-8: Allocating the Transaction Price & Transfer of Control and Time-Share Revenue Recognition Implementation Issue #16-10: Contract Costs Produced by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Financial Reporting Executive Committee (“FinREC”), the proposed guidance will become part of the next version of the Audit and Accounting Guide: Revenue Recognition. Comments on the working drafts are due February 1, 2018.
Topics: AICPA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants "AICPA", FASB, Financial Accounting Standards Board "FASB", Financial Reporting Executive Committee "FinREC", healthcare, Nonprofits, Revenue From Contracts With Customers, Revenue Recognition, Telecommunications, Time-Share, Working Drafts
Debt Presentation Rules Change for Healthcare Companies
Hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organizations will calculate debt much differently under the new revenue rules put forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). Under the new rules, which public organizations have to comply with for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, discounts that healthcare organizations regularly give for procedures will no longer be considered bad debt. Instead, total revenues will include an adjustment for the amount the organization doesn’t expect to collect. For example, if a hospital charges $1,000 for a procedure but agrees to take $400 for the service from an uninsured patient, under the. Read More.
AICPA Committee Issues 20 Working Drafts for Implementing Revenue Standard
Twenty working drafts have been created to help companies implement Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers. Issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Financial Reporting Executive Committee, the draft implementation guides cover eight industries with respect to airlines, healthcare businesses, energy companies, and telecommunications. The working drafts are as follows: Working Draft: Airlines Revenue Recognition Implementation Issue #2-5A: Timing and Classification of Commissions in Interline Transactions Working Draft: Airlines Revenue Recognition Implementation Issue #2-6G: Changes in the Volume of Mileage Credits Under a Cobranded Credit Card Arrangement Working Draft: Asset Management Revenue Recognition Implementation. Read More.
Topics: AICPA, AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide, AICPA Draft Implementation Guide, AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee, Airlines, Energy, healthcare, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Revenue Recognition, Telecommunications, Working Drafts