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Ensuring Sustainability Means Nonprofits Need to Act Now

Ensuring Sustainability Means Nonprofits Need to Act Now

MassNonprofit News | Although nonprofits cannot control market forces and potential changes in funding, they can take steps to ensure sustainability and greater capacity by broadening the scope of their financial planning process.  AAFCPAs Jeffrey Cicolini, CPA, CGMA provides actionable insights to help nonprofits ensure long-term sustainability.

Denials Management: Best Practices in Improving Revenue Cycle Processes & Monitoring Third-Party Payer Denials

The complexities surrounding third-party revenue cycle management, patient eligibility, and systems capabilities to support process design changes continue to increase, as do third-party claim denials across virtually all payers. Denials can affect the bottom line of healthcare organizations, leading to lost revenue and productivity; however, in many cases, denials are preventable. In order to prevent denials, it is critical that healthcare organizations develop & implement an effective denials management process, including:... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshop on Strategic Budgeting at MNN Annual Conference

AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshop on Strategic Budgeting at MNN Annual Conference

AAFCPAs will happily present an educational workshop on Rethinking Your Budget: Leading Your Organization through a More Comprehensive Financial Planning Process at the tenth annual, 2017 Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) Conference in Framingham, MA on November 1st. This is an exciting, must-attend conference for nonprofit executives, board members and advocates. It provides exceptional professional development and networking for over 600 nonprofit professionals and for-profit affiliates from across the state. We... 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

Best Practices for Complying with HIPAA & Safeguarding Patient PHI Accessible to Your Business Associates

Healthcare is predicted to be the most targeted industry for cyberattacks in 2017, according to the 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast from Experian.   “Electronic health records remain likely to be a top target for hackers,” Experian found. To further heighten & complicate these risks, providers’ responsibilities for protecting personal health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) extend to certain vendors, referred to as “business... 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

How Your Form 990 May Trigger an Audit

AAFCPAs would like to make our clients aware that the IRS is now taking a data-driven approach to reviewing the Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, to scrutinize governance, accountability and oversight of exempt organizations.   The IRS’s Exempt Organizations (EO) compliance specialists are now using data queries to better focus their examination plans on areas or issues where there may be greater risks of non-compliance. IRS Exempt... continue reading

Guidance on New Lease Accounting Standard

In 2016, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) to increase transparency and comparability of lease transactions.   AAFCPAs has summarized some of the most significant changes resulting from the new ASU for your convenience: Operating leases will now be recorded in the balance sheet as assets and liabilities if the lease term is greater than 12 months. Prior to this new standard, U.S. GAAP required only capital... continue reading

AAFCPAs Hosts 9th Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar & Reception

AAFCPAs Hosts 9th Annual  Nonprofit Educational Seminar & Reception

Westborough, Mass. (April 24, 2017) – AAFCPAs, a best-in-class public accounting firm known for assurance, tax and advisory solutions, announced its 9th annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar & Reception. The invite-only event will be held May 3rd at the Newton Marriott, and will host the firm’s clients, friends and colleagues for a day of education and inspiration. This seminar is regarded by Massachusetts nonprofit CFOs, Finance Directors and Executive Directors as... continue reading