The National Federation of Municipal Analysts has released draft guidelines for operating data disclosure by hospitals. Supplementing previous financial disclosure guidelines, the draft guidance includes a list of 46 recommended data points for hospitals to include in reports to investors and analysts including details on utilization, payer mix and admitting physicians. The NFMA said an informal survey of reporting practices in various financial sectors last year found that 41% of sampled filings lacked adequate operating data. A public comment period ends Jan. 20. Read the recommended guidelines on the NFMA's Web site, . -- by Mary Chris Jaklevic
Analysts' group issues financial disclosure guidance
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