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The AICPA staff issued Technical Information Service (TIS) 9110.15, a practice aid on auditor “certification” of the cost reports that health care organizations sometimes must submit as a condition of participation in Medicaid, Medicare and other third-party reimbursement programs ( www.aicpa.org/download/members/ ). Practitioners are encouraged to implement the guidance as soon as possible.

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