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Nonprofit Healthcare Coalitions? The Rest of the Story

Nonprofit Healthcare Coalitions? The Rest of the Story

In 2011, the Illinois Department of Public Health forfeited hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Hospital Preparedness Program funded mobile medical assets to its fiscal sponsor for the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT). The forfeiture was caused by a few simple missteps, repeated each year for a decade, whereby the State had delivered sub grants to a nonprofit fiscal sponsor for the fiduciary agent for IMERT.

So what does this have to do with today's emerging healthcare coalitions? Well, survival!

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Should Healthcare Coalitions Go Nonprofit?

Should Healthcare Coalitions Go Nonprofit?

Most healthcare coalitions are informal entities operating under the legal authority of a local health department, a nonprofit hospital, or another non-governmental organization. But operational, organizational, and sustainability issues are leading many to seek independence through their own nonprofit. Why?

Maybe the question should be, why not?

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Healthcare Coalition Governance: Priority 1

Healthcare Coalition Governance: Priority 1

The paradigm shift from facility centric hospital preparedness to healthcare system preparedness through independent regional healthcare coalitions brings a diverse group of new stakeholders to the table. And with new stakeholders comes competing interest, unequal voting blocks and the need to implement inclusive governance. Oh, and your coalition's HPP funding may depend on it.

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ASPR Gets the 2017 HCPR Capabilities Right

ASPR Gets the 2017 HCPR Capabilities Right

ASPR got the 2017 Healthcare Preparedness and Response (HCPR) Capabilities right. They've introduced four capabilities that supersede eight that made up the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidelines for Healthcare System Preparedness (HPP Capabilities), published in 2012.

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Will Hospitals Fund Healthcare Coalitions?

Will Hospitals Fund Healthcare Coalitions?

The Internal Revenue Service reimagined the 'community benefit' standard that hospitals must meet to be exempt from federal taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and the changes may be a part of the financial self-sustainability equation for healthcare coalitions.

Yes, If hospital executives understood that healthcare coalitions could help them with their taxes, they’d get on board; if coalition leaders understood how to frame the discussion, they’d find a willing ear in the C-Suite; if the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) approached the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain targeted interpretive guidance, hospitals and healthcare coalitions might just be peas in a pod.

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Goodbye HPP Capabilities, Hello...

Goodbye HPP Capabilities, Hello...

The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has released a Pre-Decisional Draft of the 2017 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities (HCPR Capabilities) for public review and comment.

The comment period closes Friday, August 12th, so speak now or forever hold your peace. Keep reading to get a high level overview of the pre-decisional draft and learn how to download the document and ASPR's custom comment spreadsheet, and who at ASPR to send it to.

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