Salary information regarding the top executives of the American Hospital Association won't be available until after the AHA's annual meeting and convention this week in San Francisco.
Richard Wade, the AHA's senior vice president for communications, said the association filed for an extension to provide the Internal Revenue Service with the AHA's 1994 tax filing after the Aug. 15 filing deadline.
The filing, known as Form 990, discloses the financial results of the AHA's core operations, excluding subsidiaries. And it discloses the compensation received by AHA executives.
Wade said the AHA sought the extension to allow its board of trustees, which meets at the convention this week, to review the filing before it's sent to the IRS.
The filings of tax-exempt organizations like the AHA are open to public inspection under the federal tax code.
In a related matter, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations also filed for an extension to provide the IRS with its Form 990 until Nov. 15, a spokeswoman said last week.