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AAFCPAs to Lead Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Trainings in MA and RI Providing Coveted Guidance

AAFCPAs’ Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA and Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (The League) and the Rhode Island Health Center Association (RIHCA), will again present Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Training sessions for MA and RI community health centers. Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Training, for Members of the RIHCA When: September 28th | 9:00am – 1:00pm Where: Thundermist Health Center | West Warwick, RI Matt... continue reading

AAFCPAs’ Human & Social Services Practice to Present Educational Workshops at Providers’ Council Annual Conference: Transitioning to Data Driven Patient Care, and Strategic Budgeting

AAFCPAs’ Human & Social Services Practice to Present Educational Workshops at Providers’ Council Annual Conference: Transitioning to Data Driven Patient Care, and Strategic Budgeting

AAFCPAs will happily present educational workshops on two important topics at the Providers’ Council 42nd Annual Convention & Expo in Boston, MA on September 25th. Preparing Health Providers for Financial Success in the Transition to Data Driven Patient Care As health providers move to data driven patient care and new value-based reimbursement models, payers are pushing for proven treatment and performance measures. The leaders of AAFCPAs Human & Social Services... continue reading

AAFCPAs releases 8-part educational podcast series, designed to help nonprofits thrive

AAFCPAs releases 8-part educational podcast series, designed to help nonprofits thrive

AAFCPAs is excited to announce the release of our 8-part educational podcast series offering actionable takeaways for organizations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and performance controls. This collection of podcasts is the 2nd series of recordings from AAFCPAs’ Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar. These podcasts, and accompanying introductory videos, feature full audio of thought-provoking sessions recorded on May 3rd, 2017 in front of a live audience of 300+ nonprofit executives and board members.  Several... continue reading

Identifying strategic partnership options for provider organizations navigating reimbursement complexities

Behavioral health is one of many healthcare sectors caught in the midst of uncertainty, as healthcare reform again stands on the cusp of massive changes. With the reimbursement model shifting from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, provider organizations are tasked with understanding those changes, while determining what an episode of care entails. Behavioral health is one of the areas that remains ambiguous. Pricing for behavioral healthcare continually stumps payers, as ongoing care... continue reading

Grants Available to Healthcare Providers for Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care Grants totaling up to $110 million over the course of five years.  SAMHSA is accepting applications now, due on or before May 17, 2017 by 11:59 pm Eastern time. How it Works The purpose of this program is to promote full... continue reading

AAFCPAs Advises Healthcare Providers to Position Themselves for Change

We may not be able to fully predict how future changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect the healthcare system, but AAFCPAs advises healthcare clients to position themselves for change.  AAFCPAs’ Matt Hutt reflects on last week’s healthcare reform news, and shares insight into what providers may expect: Healthcare providers must position themselves for change, and focus on short and long-term Strategic Planning.  Providers should now: assess the profitability... continue reading

Medicare PPS Base Rate & G-Codes for 2017: What FQHCs Need to Know

AAFCPAs would like to make health center clients aware that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the federally qualified health centers (FQHC) prospective payment system (PPS) base payment rate and the geographic adjustment factors (GAF) for 2017. AAFCPAs advises clients that now is the time to re-evaluate the charges that were established for the 5 payment codes known as G-codes, and to revisit the FQHC’s regular... continue reading

Healthcare reimbursement questions to ask during a time of uncertainty

According to a March 2016 report by the Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 20 million more Americans have health insurance coverage as a direct result of changes driven by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The influx has payors scrambling to meet coverage demands, while providers and provider organizations simultaneously navigate the murky waters of reimbursement codes. As the healthcare industry morphs from the traditional fee-for-service to the... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Training

AAFCPAs Matt Hutt and Courtney McFarland, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, will again present a Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Training on October 6th, 2016, 9:00am-1:00pm at the DoubleTree Conference Center, Westborough, MA. Matt and Courtney will provide guidance and best practices in implementing the significant changes made to Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Medicare Cost Reports.  FQHCs with fiscal year ends beginning after September 30th, 2014... continue reading