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 […]

Healthcare reimbursement questions to ask during a time of uncertainty

According to a March 2016 report by the Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 20 million more Americans have health insurance coverage as a direct result of changes driven by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The influx has payors scrambling to meet coverage demands, while providers and provider organizations simultaneously navigate the murky […]

HRSA Operational Site Visits: Considerations, Risks and Common Trouble Spots

Does your Health Center have its Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) site visit looming?   If so, or if your Center has been through a recent HRSA Operational Site Visit (OSV), you know what a daunting, stressful and time consuming process this may be.  HRSA is continually refining and clarifying the 330 program compliance requirements […]

AAFCPAs to Present Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Training

AAFCPAs Matt Hutt and Courtney McFarland, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, will again present a Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Training on October 6th, 2016, 9:00am-1:00pm at the DoubleTree Conference Center, Westborough, MA. Matt and Courtney will provide guidance and best practices in implementing the significant changes made to Federally Qualified Health […]

LILETTA IUD May Offer Cost Savings to 340B Covered Entities

AAFCPAs would like to make healthcare clients aware of a potential cost savings on an Inter-Uterine Device (IUD) for eligible patients.  Medicines360 has received FDA approval for an IUD, named LILETTA®.  Medicines360 is a nonprofit pharmaceutical company, and as part of their mission, they are making LILETTA® available at a reduced, fixed price of $50.00 […]

New Cost Report for FQHCs Published by CMS

On April 22, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the new Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Cost Report, Form CMS-224-14.  This form replaces the current Form CMS 222-92 for FQHC entities, and is effective for cost reporting periods (which typically coincide with the year-end) beginning on or after October 1, 2014. […]

Josh England, Esq. to Present Nonprofit Legal Seminar on Online Fundraising

AAFCPAs Nonprofit Tax Strategist Josh England will volunteer his efforts and lead Lawyers Clearinghouse’s Legal Workshop for Nonprofits: Online Fundraising:  Is Your Nonprofit in Compliance? Online fundraising is a commonplace feature for many charities; however, many do not realize they are not in compliance with the myriad federal and state fundraising rules and regulations.  Is […]

Nonprofit Financial Statement Project/ASU Update – FASB Announces Transition Method and Effective Dates

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) reached much anticipated decisions regarding the transition and effective date for its Nonprofit Financial Statements Project, as of their most recent Board Meeting (3/30/16).  The proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) would affect substantially all nonprofits as well as creditors, donors, grantors, and others that use their financial statements.  Details […]

Amgen Issues Credit to 340B Covered Entities Due to Miscalculation of Drug Ceiling Price

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of potential credits owed to your organization as a result of a miscalculation of a drug ceiling price.  Recently, the drug manufacturer Amgen USA Inc. notified the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that the 340B ceiling price for multiple products had been calculated incorrectly and that credits […]