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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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TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.