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CHA Encourages Tax-Exempt Hospitals to Participate in AHA’s Schedule H Collection Project
Submissions due March 31

CHA encourages tax-exempt hospitals to participate in the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Schedule H Collection Project to help the association advocate for community benefit programs. Through March 31, AHA and Ernst & Young will collect 2013 Schedule H forms, as well as any available 2014 forms, that have been filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Schedule H collection is critical to support AHA advocacy for needed improvements to Schedule H and to oppose any changes to the form or tax exemption that would negatively impact hospitals. Participation is open to all hospitals, irrespective of AHA membership. 

As a benefit to participants, all hospitals that submit their 2013 Schedule H form will receive a free customized benchmark report that enables hospitals to compare their reported community benefits against three similar hospital types of their choosing (children’s, critical access, general medical, teaching or hospital system). The data also will be compiled into a final report for the health care industry and policymakers about community benefits provided by tax-exempt hospitals. To see a copy of the latest 2012 Schedule H Report, go to

How You Can Help:

  • Submit a copy of your 2013 Schedule H form (and 2014, if available) via email or mail by March 31, 2016. Visit for directions.
  • For more information, see the attached project announcement or contact AHA Member Relations at (800) 424-4301.