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FQHCs: 2019 New Medicare Services and G Code Payment Updates

AAFCPAs would like to make Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clients aware that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued important reimbursement updates related to virtual communication services, and Medicare G Code rates for 2019. Virtual Communication Services Effective January 1, 2019, RHCs and FQHCs may now receive payment for virtual communication services when at least 5 minutes of communication technology-based or... continue reading

Insights for Community Partners Implementing Data Driven Patient Care: Educational Workshop

AAFCPAs’ Healthcare Practice to Present Educational Workshop at Providers’ Council’s Annual Conference AAFCPAs’ Partner Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA, and AAFCPAs’ Healthcare Consulting & Reimbursement Strategist Chris Gendron will happily present a timely, educational workshop at the Providers’ Council’s 43rd Annual Convention & Expo in Boston, MA on September 20th on achieving success in data-driven population health strategies. As Community Partners (CPs) attempt to meet goals of integrating and improving member health outcomes, payers are expecting proven... continue reading

AAFCPAs Healthcare eBook: Strategic Guidance for Healthcare Executives

Running a healthcare operation was complex even before recent activity shook the industry into a near-constant state of flux. Whether considering the shifting relationship between payers and providers, increased cyber-security threats, outcomes-based models, or any of the seemingly countless concerns, the need for organizations to stay one step ahead of change has never been so great. At AAFCPAs, we take that goal to heart. Our work in the healthcare space... continue reading

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,... continue reading

Best Practices for Maintaining Your Charge Description Master to Maximize Revenue

AAFCPAs reminds healthcare clients of the critical impact an accurate and up-to-date Charge Description Master (CDM) can have on the organization’s revenue cycle success. The CDM is the central mechanism of the revenue cycle, and the accuracy of the data elements serves as a link between service delivery, billing, and optimal reimbursement. Missing charges, over charges, and coding errors can adversely impact your revenue and create significant compliance issues, including... continue reading

AAFCPAs Healthcare Consulting Practice Adds Reimbursement Strategist Chris Gendron

AAFCPAs Healthcare Consulting Practice Adds Reimbursement Strategist Chris Gendron

In response to unprecedented demand from our healthcare clients, AAFCPAs expands its consulting expertise by welcoming the addition of Christopher Gendron, Healthcare Consulting & Reimbursement Strategist. Chris is a highly-skilled reimbursement and healthcare IT systems professional, with proven expertise in the complexities surrounding revenue cycle processes, and systems’ capabilities to support process design changes. He is a business process improvement architect & strategist with extensive experience managing systems selections, implementations,... continue reading

New Care Management Services Billing Guidelines for Behavioral Health Providers

AAFCPAs would like to make behavioral health provider clients aware that, effective January 1, 2018, there are new billing guidelines for care management services. Billing changes for care management affect the following services: Cognitive-assessment services Psychiatric collaborative care model (CoCM) General behavioral health integration (BHI) Note: These changes do NOT affect Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) or Rural Health Centers (RHCs). Effective January 1, 2018, there are five new evaluation... continue reading

New Care Management Services Billing Guidelines for Health Centers

AAFCPAs would like to make Federal Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clients aware that effective January 1, 2018, there are new billing guidelines for care management services. Care management services include the following four services: Transitional Care Management (TCM) Chronic Care Management (CCM) General Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) FQHCs may be reimbursed for Chronic Care Management, Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model or Behavioral Health Integration services using... continue reading