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AAFCPAs’ 2019 Medicaid Cost Report Training

AAFCPAs’ 2019 Medicaid Cost Report Training

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 Medicaid Cost Report for Massachusetts community health centers.

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

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

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

Educational Podcast: Cybersecurity in 2018

Educational Podcast: Cybersecurity in 2018

Techniques of cyber-criminals continue to evolve. A recent study shared by InfoSecurity Magazine reports “Cyber-criminals have adopted an organizational shift in how they carry out their work, implementing corporate best practices and establishing professional businesses to increase the efficiency of their attacks against enterprises and consumers.” This means advanced persistent threats specifically targeted at your organization and employees. AAFCPAs presented this important, and informative session again this year, recognizing that IT security... continue reading

Educational Podcast: Unraveling the Mysteries of Employee Benefit Plan Costs

Clients often ask “How much does my employee benefit plan cost, and how do costs relate to compliance and risks?” Plan costs are often buried and difficult for plan sponsors to truly figure out. In order to meet their fiduciary responsibilities, plan sponsors must ensure they “pay only reasonable plan expenses…” among other things. Plan sponsors take on substantial personal risks. As a decision-maker, you are a fiduciary, personally liable... continue reading

AAFCPAs Celebrates National Health Center Week

AAFCPAs Celebrates National Health Center Week

This week, August 12-18, 2018, is National Health Center Week, and AAFCPAs invites you to join us in celebrating the great work and significant impact of these consumer-driven and patient-centered organizations! Did You Know Health Centers… Serve as the health care home for more than 27 million patients in over 10,000 communities across the country; Reduce health care costs and produce savings – on average, health centers save 24% per Medicaid patient when compared to other... continue reading