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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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, […]

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 […]

AAFCPAs Advises Healthcare Providers to Position Themselves for Change

We may not be able to fully predict how future changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect the healthcare system, but AAFCPAs advises healthcare clients to position themselves for change.  AAFCPAs’ Matt Hutt reflects on last week’s healthcare reform news, and shares insight into what providers may expect: Healthcare providers must position themselves for […]

Medicare PPS Base Rate & G-Codes for 2017: What FQHCs Need to Know

AAFCPAs would like to make health center clients aware that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the federally qualified health centers (FQHC) prospective payment system (PPS) base payment rate and the geographic adjustment factors (GAF) for 2017. AAFCPAs advises clients that now is the time to re-evaluate the charges that were […]