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22 08, 2018

Draffin & Tucker, LLP Continues Support of Georgia Rural Hospitals with $133,000 Contribution

2018-08-24T19:38:04+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Firm News|

ALBANY/ATLANTA, August 22, 2018 – As part of Georgia’s new Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program, Draffin & Tucker, LLP contributed $133,000 to eligible rural hospitals in the state. In May 2018, the tax credit percentage for contributions increased from 90 percent to 100 percent. With that enhanced value of each donation to the taxpayer, [...]

8 08, 2018

GL-PL Insurance Supplemental Reports

2018-08-08T17:34:27+00:00August 8th, 2018|Client Alert|

Pending the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ approval, effective July 1, 2018, nursing facility providers will receive their cost of general and professional liability insurance in the per diem rate.  For this cost to be recognized, all nursing facility providers must complete the appropriate electronic GL-PL Insurance Supplementary Report located at https://dch.georgia.gov/gl-pl-insurance-supplemental-reports. The [...]

24 07, 2018

Draffin & Tucker Announces Promotions for July 2018

2018-07-31T19:13:50+00:00July 24th, 2018|Firm News|

ALBANY/ATLANTA, July 24, 2018 – Draffin & Tucker, LLP is pleased to announce the promotions of the following professionals effective July 1, 2018. In the firm’s Albany office: Ryan Chancey promoted to Senior in the firm’s healthcare and commercial practices. Tyler Rose promoted to Senior in the firm’s commercial practice. Savannah Spraggins promoted to Senior in the [...]

15 06, 2018

2017 Hospital Financial Survey

2018-06-15T16:57:19+00:00June 15th, 2018|Client Alert|

July 27, 2018 is the deadline for filing the 2017 Hospital Financial Survey (HFS), Financial Statement Reconciliation Addendum, and Indigent Care Trust Fund Addendum. The forms and instructions can be accessed on the Georgia Department of Community Health website http://www.georgiahealthdata.info. For PPS providers, this survey has a major impact on actual expenses given that the [...]

31 05, 2018

Georgia Qualified Rural Hospital Organization Expense Tax Credit Program Notification

2018-06-07T15:41:51+00:00May 31st, 2018|Client Alert|

On May 23, 2018, Treasury released Notice 2018-54, stating that proposed regulations are forthcoming related to the federal income tax treatment of certain payments made by taxpayers for which a credit is received against their state and local taxes. These future regulations may affect the federal deductibility of charitable contributions under the Georgia Qualified Rural [...]

21 05, 2018

SFY 2018 Nursing Home UPL Payments

2018-05-24T16:16:59+00:00May 21st, 2018|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated May 21, 2018, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2018 Nursing Home Upper Payment Limit (UPL) payments for the 4th quarter.  The transfer amounts and gross nursing home UPL funds are available on the DCH website:  https://dch.georgia.gov/nursing-home-supplemental-reimbursement. The [...]

16 05, 2018

SFY 2018 Indigent Care Trust Fund Final Payments

2018-05-21T16:02:22+00:00May 16th, 2018|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated May 14th that DCH is preparing to make final payments for the State Fiscal Year 2018 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program.  Gross payments, intergovernmental transfer amounts, and related documents are included with the memorandum.  This information is posted on [...]

9 04, 2018

DCH Releases Updated Pharmacy Services Provider Manual with New Requirements for 340B Claims

2018-04-20T14:34:47+00:00April 9th, 2018|Client Alert|

Recently, the Department of Community Health (DCH) published an updated Pharmacy Services Provider Manual with additional billing instructions for all 340B drug claims. DCH used this update to consolidate prior guidance and provide additional information on 340B Program participation and prevention of duplicate discounts. For 340B Outpatient Pharmacy (Retail Pharmacy) Claims, DCH now requires [...]

30 03, 2018

Low Volume Hospital Payment Adjustments for FFY 2018

2018-03-30T12:49:03+00:00March 30th, 2018|Client Alert|

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 extends the relaxed qualifying criteria for the low volume hospital payment adjustment through September 30, 2018.  Under the relaxed criteria, the payment increases are applicable for hospitals that have less than 1,600 Medicare discharges (including traditional and Medicare Advantage) and are located more than 15 road miles from [...]