Ron Finkelstein Appointed to AICPA's Health Care Expert Panel
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
MIAMI – September 25, 2012 – Ron Finkelstein, CPA/ABV, principal-in-charge of the Healthcare Services Group of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF), was recently appointed to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Health Care Expert Panel for the 2012-2013 year.
The AICPA is the national professional organization of CPAs, with nearly 377,000 members in the business and accounting industry, public practice, government and education fields. It serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations. The Health Care Expert Panel serves the needs of their members on financial, business reporting and audit and attest matters. The panel protects the interests of members by bringing together knowledgeable parties to come to agreement on important healthcare issues. Currently the panel consists of 13 members.
"Ron has been in the accounting industry for 30 years and will be a valuable asset to the AICPA Health Care Panel given his considerable experience in the fields of healthcare and accounting," said Tony Argiz, chairman and CEO of MBAF. "At MBAF we strive to be at the forefront of trends and issues, and such appointments are a testament to Ron's skills, expertise, industry knowledge and dedication to the profession."
Finkelstein is an authority on various healthcare issues and has presented to medical group administrators, accountants and CFOs on reimbursement, billing and collection best practices, financial reporting and benchmarking, Stark law compliant compensation arrangements, current trends in physician mergers and acquisitions, and tax planning matters. He has received the South Florida Business Journal's Excellence in Accounting Award for Healthcare and Power Leader in Healthcare in addition to the Key Partners Award.
Finkelstein is an ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation and a member of the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section. He has also served as president of the National CPA Health Care Advisor's Association, and editor of Practice Management Advisory. In addition to the AICPA, he is a member of key professional organizations including the FICPA, American Health Lawyers Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Medical Group Management Association and the National CPA Health Care Advisor's Association.
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF) is the 36th largest certified public accounting firm in the nation. For 17 years, INSID E Public Accounting's Best of the Best list has ranked MBAF as one of the top 50 performing firms in the country. More than 400 highly-qualified principals and employees serve domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries and practices in more than 44 countries and all 50 states from offices in Miami, New York, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Boulder, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Valhalla (Westchester, NY) and India.