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Hosting Service and Auditor Independence

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) has issued a new interpretation of AICPA’s independence rule, Hosting Service. The new interpretation, effective July 1, 2019, applies specifically to CPA firm attest clients and prohibits CPA firms from providing Hosting Services to these clients. As you may know, attest services require independence. Attest services include: audits, reviews, compilations, and other engagements conducted in... continue reading

New Revenue Recognition Accounting for Nonprofits: Contribution or Exchange Transaction?

On June 21, 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a final Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, Not-For-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made. This ASU clarifies and reduces the current diversity in practice in accounting for grants and contributions, particularly for grants and contracts from governmental entities.  We outlined the main provisions of ASU 2018-08 in a blog... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ 340B Compliance Webinar OnDemand

AAFCPAs’ 340B Compliance Webinar OnDemand

AAFCPAs’ Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA and Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (The League), presented an educational 340B Drug Pricing Program Compliance live webinar on October 16, 2019. This educational webinar provided attendees with an understanding of compliance requirements for running a 340B in-house or contract pharmacy, including: How to successfully prepare for an Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) audit How to ensure 340B Program integrity... continue reading

2019 UFR Update: AAFCPAs Outlines Significant Changes

The Operational Services Division (OSD) of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance just released its FY 2019 UFR Audit and Preparation Manual, FY 2019 UFR Auditor’s Compliance Supplement, and FY 2019 Excel UFR Templates. The FY 2019 Manual is effective July 1, 2018 for the UFRs to be filed for FY 2019.  Visit Mass.gov UFR Resources Center to access all information related to the UFR filing. In the Notice... continue reading

Regulatory Update: Accounting Standards 2019

Listen to Podcasts: AAFCPAs’ Nonprofit Audit Leaders Matt Hutt, Katie Belanger, and Olga Yasinnik provide key considerations and best practice recommendations related to the implementation of new accounting standards, including: Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities (ASU 2016-14, Topic 958):    Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASU 2014-09, Topic 606), and Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contribution Made (ASU 2018-08, Topic 958):   ... continue reading

CHIA Announces Deadline Extension for Community Health Center FY 2018 Cost Reports

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) announced Friday that they are extending the deadline for all Community Health Centers (CHCs) to file their fiscal year 2018 cost report to Monday, July 8, 2019. All Massachusetts CHCs, regardless of Fiscal Year End (FYE) date, are required to file their fiscal year 2018 cost report by July 8, 2019. No additional extensions will be granted beyond the July 8, 2019... continue reading

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

AAFCPAs Medicare Cost Report Webinar OnDemand

AAFCPAs Medicare Cost Report Webinar OnDemand

AAFCPAs’ Healthcare Practice leaders Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA, and Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (The League), presented this timely Medicare Cost Report Training session for Massachusetts community health centers. This webinar, presented and recorded live on October 17th, 2018, as now available OnDemand so you may benefit from our knowledge & insights whenever and wherever you may need it. This Cost Report Webinar... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Lead Medicare Cost Report Training for MA Community Health Centers

AAFCPAs to Lead Medicare Cost Report Training for MA Community Health Centers

AAFCPAs’ Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA and Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (The League) will again present coveted guidance on the Medicare Cost Report for Massachusetts community health centers. When: October 17th, 2018 | 10:00am – 11:30am Where: Live Webinar This interactive workshop will provide: Guidance to ensure accurate completion of the Medicare Cost Report Form 224-14 Insight into the key objectives... continue reading