2017 Medicaid Cost Report Workshop for Massachusetts FQHCs

Did you miss AAFCPAs’ FQHC Cost Report Workshop?

AAFCPAs Matt Hutt and Courtney McFarland, at the request of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, presented an interactive Medicaid Cost Report Workshop for Massachusetts Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and their advisors on March 1, 2017.

The League requested that AAFCPAs present this workshop in response to errors commonly made by health centers in preparing their 2015 Community Health Center Cost Reports (CHCCRs), which significantly and negatively affected the class rate. CHCs are paid at a Medicaid class rate for many services and the basis for the reimbursement is taken from the annual CHCCR.

The 2015 Reports are available for editing on iNet!

In mid-February, Medicaid and the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) agreed to re-open access to the 2015 CHCCRs so they could be corrected and amended. The amended reports are due to the State by March 17, 2017.

The errors in the CHCCRs are related to incorrect data, incomplete data and a misunderstanding of the functioning of the reports. There are a handful of major and consistent errors which, if corrected, will have a significant impact on the calculated rate from the CHCCR, and optimize health centers’ reimbursements.

This OnDemand Webinar covers:

  • Major errors seen in the 2015 CHCCRs
  • The most efficient and effective ways to correct and accurately show the CHCCR data
  • iNet Submission Tips and Tricks
  • How-to and best practice advice for Massachusetts FQHCs and their advisors

Download the slide deck here.

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About the Authors

Matthew Hutt CPA
Matt leads AAFCPAs’ Healthcare Division, providing assurance, tax and advisory solutions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), behavioral health providers, home care agencies and hospices, nursing homes, and senior care living centers. Matt advises healthcare providers on consolidation and coordination of care, including the integration of behavioral health into the primary care delivery system. He also provides consulting solutions for providers transitioning to new value-based reimbursement models, and data driven patient care, including: developing business process and controls for collecting and advantaging data to provide analysis on: provider activity, delivery of care, and analysis of efficiency & cost effectiveness. Matt is also highly-sought after for his knowledge on issues related to affordable housing developers with requirements related to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, MassHousing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historical Tax Credits and New Markets Tax Credits. 
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.