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CHIA Announces Community Health Center FY 2018 Cost Report Due Date of June 4, 2019

AAFCPAs would like to make our Massachusetts-based Community Health Center (CHC) clients aware of a recent Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) announcement regarding Medicaid Cost Reports.  In an email communication yesterday, CHCs were notified that CHIA is now collecting cost reports for the fiscal year (FY) ending in 2018 from all CHCs. All Massachusetts CHCs, regardless of Fiscal Year End (FYE) date, are required to file their fiscal... continue reading

Guidance for CHCs on Critical, ACO-related Budgeting, Forecasting, and Risk/Settlement Planning

Recently, healthcare providers have seen an increasing prominence of alternative payment methodologies (APMs), primarily in the form of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which include risk sharing and/or incentive payment components. In Massachusetts, community health centers (CHCs) are beginning to have their first exposure to ACOs through the Medicaid 1115 waiver and the recently implemented MassHealth ACOs.  Generally, CHCs have adapted to the MassHealth ACO environment and related care coordination efforts... 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

Year in review: The Top 10 Insights from 2018

Year in review: The Top 10 Insights from 2018

2018 was a big year for finance professionals, with monumental changes in tax code & accounting rules, and other significant challenges & opportunities affecting commercial businesses, nonprofits, and individuals & their families.  Below are AAFCPAs’ most widely-read news alerts & insights in the past year: AAFCPAs’ 2018-2019 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals Financial and Estate Planning Opportunities Related to the New Tax Law Whitepaper: Guidance on the New... 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

Educational Podcast: CFO Survey Report: Behind Every Thriving Organization is a High-Functioning CFO

Educational Podcast: CFO Survey Report: Behind Every Thriving Organization is a High-Functioning CFO

AAFCPAs, in collaboration with The Boston Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI-Boston), conducted a survey of over 250 Chief Financial Officers in an effort to capture what issues are currently ‘top of mind’ for senior financial executives in the Northeast region of the United States. We asked CFOs to provide their thoughts, opinions, and experiences in an effort to glean insight into how the role may be evolving, and why.... continue reading

Educational Podcast: Keynote Marylou Sudders

Educational Podcast: Keynote Marylou Sudders

Marylou Sudders leads the largest executive agency in state government, overseeing a $22 billion state budget, twelve agencies and 22,000 public servants. EOHHS services directly touch the lives of slightly more than 1 in 4 residents of the Commonwealth. Sudders’ responsibilities include the state’s MassHealth (Medicaid) program that provides health coverage to 1.9 million low income or disabled residents, chairing the board of the state’s health care marketplace (The Connector),... 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

Educational Podcast: How to Right-Size Your Finance Function

Educational Podcast: How to Right-Size Your Finance Function

Over one third of CFOs surveyed report human resource limitations and team bandwidth as the PRIMARY challenge in meeting the expectations of their CEO. Nonprofit finance departments are often juggling the day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities alongside more complex and time consuming tasks, such as: HR-related activities; optimizing revenue; mergers & collaborations; data & cyber security; managing the IT investment decision-making process; business process improvements; implementing new accounting standards; and... continue reading