CHICAGO – Brian Pavona, healthcare audit and consulting partner with FORVIS, has been selected to serve on the AICPA Health Care Entities Expert Panel. His term begins June 1, 2023.
The Health Care Entities Expert Panel serves the needs of the healthcare industry and the approximately 428,000 AICPA members on financial and business reporting and audit and attest matters. The panel protects the public interest by bringing together knowledgeable parties from across the healthcare industry to collaborate and build consensus on critical issues.
As a member of the AICPA panel, Pavona, along with FORVIS and the healthcare organizations it serves, will have a “seat at the table” to help tackle emerging issues and challenges for healthcare organizations and practitioners. The appointment furthers FORVIS’ commitment to helping healthcare organizations and the industry at large in analyzing, implementing, and enhancing accounting, reporting, and internal control frameworks and functions.
“This is a high honor for Brian and for FORVIS,” said FORVIS CEO Tom Watson. “The combination of a complicated regulatory environment and the myriad of unique accounting issues faced by the industry makes it critical that the AICPA has members on the panel who are deeply familiar with the industry and its current landscape. I am confident Brian will be a strong contributor to the panel.”
FORVIS is one of the largest providers of accounting and consulting services in the United States and has a strong commitment to the healthcare industry, serving more than 6,100 healthcare organizations with a network of over 100 partners and principals focused on healthcare across the country.
Based in Chicago, Pavona has 20 years of experience providing assurance and consulting services to leading healthcare organizations, including academic medical centers, hospital systems, physician groups, long-term care centers, community health centers, integrated managed care enterprises, pharmaceutical and life science companies, and other healthcare-related organizations. He is a member of the AICPA, Illinois CPA Society, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). He is the current president of the Illinois First Chapter of HFMA.