CHC Cost Reports Due April 1st and iNet is Now Fully Functional

As a reminder, the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) has recently taken charge of the iNet data reporting system.  This system is used to file Community Health Center (CHC) Medicaid cost reports, and review payment and expenditure data on transactions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The June 30, 2014 CHC cost reports were originally due on December 1, 2014, however, many users experienced technical difficulties in submitting these reports.  These issues were due to the transition of the iNet system from the Division of Healthcare Finance and Policy to CHIA.  CHIA has recently issued a notice that iNet is now fully functional and that the extended due date for the CHC cost reports for the period ended June 30, 2014 is April 1, 2015.  This deadline is quickly approaching.
Please note the following:
The updated link for iNet is below:
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For Community Health Centers who started their report before January 1, 2015, it is likely that some or all of the information may have been deleted.  Therefore, users should re-enter reporting information and submit.  There is a 25 minute time-out when on online, therefore we remind you to save data frequently during any session.
AAFCPAs’ Healthcare Division has comprehensive expertise advising Community Health Centers who are adopting electronic health records, expanding service hours, hiring more medical providers, and adding oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and vision services.  We advise clients in many capacities, including: the accurate and timely filing of cost reports, benchmarking and best practices, evaluation of reimbursement levels, budgeting and forecasting.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your AAF Partner, or Courtney McFarland, CPA, audit manager in the firm’s Healthcare Division, at 774.512.4051,

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Courtney McFarland
Courtney is an audit partner in the firm’s Healthcare Practice with over 15 years of assurance experience and a comprehensive understanding of the nuances of the healthcare industry. She delivers a full range of solutions solving the challenges that AAFCPAs’ healthcare clients face, including: audits in accordance with Uniform Guidance/Single Audit and Government Auditing Standards, 340B pharmacy program requirements, best practices for reconciliation & analysis of statistical and programmatic data, tracking and monitoring risk-based contracts, maximizing reimbursements, and guidance on healthcare reform. Courtney is a member of AAFCPAs’ Revenue Recognition Task Force, dedicated to helping the firm and clients understand best practices for an efficient and effective implementation of the robust new framework.

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