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Merger talks with Partners go on after Harvard Pilgrim CEO’s abrupt departure

Merger talks with Partners go on after Harvard Pilgrim CEO’s abrupt departure

Boston Business Journal | CEOs traditionally play important roles in the merger discussions involving other health care systems throughout the state. But experts say whether Schultz’ departure hurts or helps a merger depends on his role in the conversations up to this point. “If the former CEO Eric Schultz was a driving force, this could slow things down significantly or cause Harvard Pilgrim to reconsider or rethink their strategy,” said... 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 Leads 340B Primer at Mass League CFO Forum

AAFCPAs’ Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA and Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (The League), will present an educational 340B Compliance Primer on June 6th, 2018 from 11am – 12:30pm as part of The League’s CFO Forum at the Mass League Training & Learning Center, Worcester, MA. This educational primer will: Provide attendees with an understanding of compliance requirements for running a 340B in-house or contract pharmacy... continue reading

Medicaid Cost Report Webinar OnDemand; 340B Primer June 6th

Medicaid 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 a timely Medicaid Cost Report Training session for MA community health centers on May 31st 2018. This webinar is now available OnDemand so you may benefit from our knowledge & insights whenever and wherever you may need it. Access the recording and slides here. >>... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Lead Medicaid Cost Report Training Providing Critical Guidance for June Filing

AAFCPAs to Lead Medicaid Cost Report Training Providing Critical Guidance for June Filing

AAFCPAs’ Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA and Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (The League), will present this timely Medicaid Cost Report Training sessions for MA community health centers. Matt and Courtney will be joined by AAFCPAs’ client Mel Benson, CFO of Brockton Neighborhood Health Center.  As a reminder, all CHCs, regardless of Fiscal Year End date, are required to file their fiscal year 2017 cost report... continue reading

The Impact of Revenue Recognition on Healthcare

Revenue Recognition: ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), is effective for public business entities, and certain not-for-profit entities that have publicly traded conduit (or direct) debt, with annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017. All other entities are required to adopt this by annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018. Entities may now early adopt. This new standard may result in significant changes to the... continue reading

2017 Community Health Center Cost Reports Due June 26, Regardless of Fiscal Year End

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) has just announced it is now collecting cost reports for the fiscal year ending in 2017 from all Community Health Centers (CHCs). All CHCs, regardless of Fiscal Year End date, are required to file their fiscal year 2017 cost report by June 26, 2018. Reporting Requirements In the past, cost reporting requirements have been... 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

AAFCPAs’ Charlie Webb Earns Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) Credential

AAFCPAs’ Charlie Webb Earns Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) Credential

AAFCPAs is pleased to announce that Partner Charlie Webb, CPA, CHFP, has been awarded the CHFP Certification by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Charlie was awarded the CHFP credential in recognition of having earned a deep understanding of the new financial realities of health care, and his passing of HFMA’s rigorous Operational Excellence exam. The healthcare reform environment has caused the industry’s key stakeholders to fundamentally rethink existing business models.  Care... 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