AMORTIZATION EXPENSE is the allocation to expenses of the cost of an intangible asset such as goodwill, a patent, bond issue costs, etc.
GPRO is Group Practice Reporting Option used within the US government, e.g. Medicare and US DHHS. A "group practice" is defined as a single Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with 2 or more individual eligible professionals (EPs) (as identified by individual National Provider Identifier [NPI]) who have reassigned their billing rights to the TIN.
NEGATIVE GOODWILL arises where the net assets at the date of acquisition, fairly valued, exceed the cost of acquisition. It is reflected on the balance sheet net of other intangible assets. Negative goodwill is recognized as income as follows:
NOTE: Intangible assets are not revalued.
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