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Changes Proposed to Healthcare Privacy Rules

AAFCPAs would like to make healthcare clients aware that the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (DHHS OCR) proposed new regulations to modify the Standards for the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology […]

Uniform Data System COVID Reporting

Many health centers have increased virtual visit capabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. AAFCPAs would like to make Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clients aware that the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) recently provided updated guidance on the Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting framework in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Updated Reporting Requirements for Provider Relief Funds; Revised Definition of Lost Revenue

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware, on October 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an updated Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements (the Notice) relating to General and Targeted Distributions made under the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). This Notice updates the calculation of lost revenue. On September 19, 2020 […]

Chapter 257 Salary Report Due by January 15, 2021

Updated 10.21.20: The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) has extended the deadline for the Chapter 257 Salary Report for FY 2019 – FY 2021. Please note that the Salary Report submission date is now January 15, 2021 to coincide with the submission of the FY2020 UFRs. This report is required by Chapter […]

HHS Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced $20 billion in new funding for providers on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic. Under this Phase 3 General Distribution allocation, providers that have already received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments will be […]

HHS Updates Reporting Requirements for Provider Relief Funds

On September 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements (the Notice) relating to General and Targeted Distributions made under the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). This notice updates the initial notice issued on July 20, 2020. There are some significant changes as a result of […]

AAFCPAs Celebrates 2020 National Health Center Week

Next week, August 9-15, 2020, is National Health Center Week, and AAFCPAs invites you to join us again this year in celebrating the great work and significant impact of these consumer-driven and patient-centered organizations! This year, our nation’s Community Health Center employees are on the frontlines of COVID-19. Since the pandemic struck, Community Health Centers […]

CARES Act Healthcare Provider Relief Fund

AAFCPAs would like to make healthcare providers aware that as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act legislation, $100 billion in Provider Relief Funds was pledged to hospitals and other healthcare providers. These funds are designed to reimburse healthcare-related expenses and lost revenue related to COVID-19, and to guarantee uninsured Americans […]

Health Centers Awarded $1.3 Billion Through CARES Act

AAFCPAs would like to make community health center clients aware that on April 8, 2020, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $1.3 billion to the nation’s community health centers under the Health Center Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funding.  The distribution of funding was determined based on a $503,000 base, […]

CMS Announces Extension for Specific 2019 Fiscal Year End Cost Reports

AAFCPAs would like to make healthcare clients aware that, due to recent events surrounding COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted an automatic extension for Medicare Cost Report filing for all providers with specific 2019 fiscal year ends. The following is a summary of the fiscal year ends and their extended […]