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AAFCPAs to Lead Three Educational Sessions at HFMA Conference Sharing Our Expertise with CHCs

AAFCPAs has been asked to share the firm’s expertise by presenting educational workshops on three important topics at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) Inaugural Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Conference on May 3rd, 2018 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

AAFCPAs is an ideal fit to contribute our knowledge base at this must-attend conference for finance professionals serving Community Health Centers (CHC) throughout New England. This Conference includes three tracks: Finance, Billing and Front-End with topics specific to each track. Five AAFCPAs professionals are happy to share their expertise on the following topics:

Effective Modeling for Accounts Receivable Allowances and Testing Estimates

Matthew Hutt, CPA, CGMA and Christopher Gendron will provide insights on developing efficient processes to record third party allowances, with a focus on reducing the time and effort needed to monitor allowances on patient accounts receivable.  Additionally, attendees will leave this session better equipped to perform proper valuations of 3rd party receivables throughout the year.

Accounting for Deferred Revenue & Temporarily Restricted Funds (and Knowing When to Use Each)

Charles Webb, CPA, CHFP and Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA will provide attendees with guidance and illustrative examples to better distinguish between exchange transactions and contributions, and when to use temporarily restricted net assets vs deferred revenue. We will share best practices for tracking exchange transaction revenue and restricted grants, as well as processes for reporting restricted grant releases.

Effective Use of Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators: Let the Data Tell the Story

Healthcare executives use financial metrics to support planning and decision making, yet many struggle with the data equation: Is the data accessible, meaningful, and available on demand? AAFCPAs Matthew Hutt, CPA, CGMA and Robyn Leet will provide insights for bringing clarity to your data, and tools for deriving meaning out of the information in our systems through dashboarding.

Learn more about the HFMA Inaugural FQHC Conference. >>

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AAFCPAs understands the complexities of the healthcare industry and offers proven and valuable solutions to help position you for success in a time of unprecedented change and innumerable regulations. Our depth of experience in the CHC industry is unmatched by our peers and allows us to provide proactive guidance on industry best practices, internal control structure and related business issues.

AAFCPAs is a proud member of HFMA, a nationwide professional association organized to improve financial management of healthcare institutions and related patient care organizations.

About the Authors

Chris Gendron
Chris is a member of AAFCPAs’ Healthcare Practice, highly sought-after by healthcare providers for guidance on streamlining efficiency, reducing costs, and optimizing revenue. He specializes in providing guidance regarding improving revenue cycle processes and optimizing IT systems. Chris has witnessed dramatic changes in the industry, and is well-suited and prepared to advise clients on future changes to come with healthcare reform. His strategic guidance and winning solutions solve the challenges that AAFCPAs healthcare clients face: healthcare consolidation and coordination of care, moving to new value-based reimbursements models, optimizing reimbursements, tracking & monitoring risk based contracts, patient privacy, and HIPAA compliance.
Courtney McFarland CPA
Courtney is an audit manager in the firm’s Healthcare Practice with over 10 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.
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. 
Robyn Leet
Robyn is a solution-oriented, business process improvement architect & strategist with broad expertise in identifying operations or employee skills that may be improved to ensure smoother procedures, more efficient workflow and improved operational performance. She has a stellar reputation for advising AAFCPAs’ clients in implementing pragmatic changes that have immediate impact leading to business growth, such as: reduced process costs, increased quality, reduced number of errors, reduced process throughput times, reduced training time and expenses, reduced number of internal support requests and customer complaints, increased forecast accuracy, and reduced risks of fraud. Business processes cut across organizational and functional boundaries, and Robyn engages closely with functional and field leaders in all phases of improvement efforts.