A majority of the members of the House urged the IRS Nov. 7 to redesign and streamline proposed Form 990 and Schedule H, which would require tax-exempt hospitals to provide detailed information to show compliance with the community benefit standard. The letter, supported by the American Hospital Association, was signed by 163 Democrats and 142 Republicans, stating that the information requested by the IRS does “not truly reflect the tax-exempt hospital’s mission and obligation to its community.” The letter sought the delay of the obligation to file the forms and schedules until tax year 2010 and pointed out that the new IRS form would not include information regarding patient bad debt and Medicare underpayments, both of which are “significant measures of community benefit.”