Health care technical practice aids discuss insurance claims, recoveries

BY KEN TYSIAC
October 24, 2012

The AICPA Health Care Expert Panel has developed a series of technical practice aids related to the implementation of a 2010 FASB Accounting Standards Update (ASU) on insurance.

Technical Questions and Answers (TPA) 6400.49 to 6400.52 provide nonauthoritative guidance on the implementation of ASU No. 2010-24, Health Care Entities (Topic 954): Presentation of Insurance Claims and Related Insurance Recoveries.

The TPAs discuss:

  • What is meant by “similar contingent liabilities” within the scope of the ASU.
  • The accrual of legal costs associated with contingencies other than medical malpractice liabilities.
  • The presentation of insurance recoveries when the insurer pays claims directly.
  • Insurance recoveries from certain retrospectively rated insurance policies.


Ken Tysiac ( ktysiac@aicpa.org ) is a JofA senior editor.

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