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Fundamental changes to how hospitals recognize revenue are beginning to take effect. One of the biggest entails significantly altering the manner in which hospitals and other entities disclose revenue-recognition policies and revenue within financial-statement footnotes.
In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Codification® (ASC) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Topic 606 changes how most organizations are required to recognize revenue under US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)—specifically contracts with customers.