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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

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

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

AAFCPAs Healthcare Consulting Practice Adds Reimbursement Strategist Chris Gendron

AAFCPAs Healthcare Consulting Practice Adds Reimbursement Strategist Chris Gendron

In response to unprecedented demand from our healthcare clients, AAFCPAs expands its consulting expertise by welcoming the addition of Christopher Gendron, Healthcare Consulting & Reimbursement Strategist. Chris is a highly-skilled reimbursement and healthcare IT systems professional, with proven expertise in the complexities surrounding revenue cycle processes, and systems’ capabilities to support process design changes. He is a business process improvement architect & strategist with extensive experience managing systems selections, implementations,... continue reading

New Care Management Services Billing Guidelines for Behavioral Health Providers

AAFCPAs would like to make behavioral health provider clients aware that, effective January 1, 2018, there are new billing guidelines for care management services. Billing changes for care management affect the following services: Cognitive-assessment services Psychiatric collaborative care model (CoCM) General behavioral health integration (BHI) Note: These changes do NOT affect Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) or Rural Health Centers (RHCs). Effective January 1, 2018, there are five new evaluation... continue reading

New Care Management Services Billing Guidelines for Health Centers

AAFCPAs would like to make Federal Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clients aware that effective January 1, 2018, there are new billing guidelines for care management services. Care management services include the following four services: Transitional Care Management (TCM) Chronic Care Management (CCM) General Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) FQHCs may be reimbursed for Chronic Care Management, Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model or Behavioral Health Integration services using... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Lead Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Trainings in MA and RI Providing Coveted Guidance

AAFCPAs’ Matt Hutt, CPA, CGMA and Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (The League) and the Rhode Island Health Center Association (RIHCA), will again present Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Training sessions for MA and RI community health centers. Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Training, for Members of the RIHCA When: September 28th | 9:00am – 1:00pm Where: Thundermist Health Center | West Warwick, RI Matt... continue reading

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