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3 10, 2019

State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019 Hospital UPL Payments

2019-10-03T19:57:50+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated the process of the SFY 2019 Upper Payment Limit (UPL) hospital payments.  Payments and intergovernmental transfer amounts were provided with the notice and will be posted at https://dch.georgia.gov/.  Select the following links to obtain the UPL information: Providers, Provider Types, Hospital Providers, Hospital Supplemental Reimbursement, SFY [...]

17 09, 2019

Medicare-Medicaid Crossover Bad Debt Accounting Classification

2019-09-17T15:34:44+00:00September 17th, 2019|Client Alert|

Effective for cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2019, Medicare-Medicaid crossover claims must be charged to an expense account for uncollectible accounts to include on the cost report as a Medicare bad debt.  Accounts written off to a contractual allowance account will no longer be permitted according to MLN Connects for April [...]

27 08, 2019

New Documentation Requirements for Filing Medicare Cost Reports

2019-08-27T01:56:30+00:00August 27th, 2019|Client Alert|

New Documentation Requirements for Filing Medicare Cost Reports The following documentation must be submitted with the Medicare cost report for cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2018.  Submissions that do not include the required documentation will be rejected for lack of supporting documentation. Teaching hospitals must include Intern and Resident Information System [...]

23 08, 2019

FY 2021 Wage Index Reviews – Documentation Requests

2019-08-27T01:52:50+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Client Alert|

FY 2021 Wage Index Reviews – Documentation Requests Palmetto GBA has recently sent emails to every hospital requesting FY 2021 wage index support be submitted for review. The submission deadline (September 3, 2019) for this request coincides with each provider’s opportunity to submit any revision requests of their original as-filed wage index data. The FY [...]

22 08, 2019

HFMA Annual Conference Recap with Matt Atkins

2019-08-22T19:32:12+00:00August 22nd, 2019|340B, Firm News|

Draffin Tucker’s Matt Atkins was a featured speaker at the HFMA Annual Conference, held June 23-26 in Orlando Florida. During his session, those in attendance learned about the increasing scrutiny and pressure on all fronts of the 340B Program as well as the compliance steps that should be implemented to ensure program integrity and common [...]

20 08, 2019

FASB Issues Proposal to Delay Effective Dates to Provide Relief for Certain Entities

2019-08-20T22:34:13+00:00August 20th, 2019|Client Alert|

FASB Issues Proposal to Delay Effective Dates to Provide Relief for Certain Entities The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update that would grant private companies and certain not-for-profit organizations additional time to implement FASB standards on leases, current expected credit losses, and hedging.  Public comment ends September 16, 2019. In [...]

15 08, 2019

Entity-owned Retail Pharmacies and the 340B Program

2019-08-15T05:50:38+00:00August 15th, 2019|Client Alert|

Many 340B covered entities utilize entity-owned retail pharmacies to assist patients in accessing affordable medications. While there are many considerations to be considered in the operation of a retail pharmacy, one thing is very clear: If the pharmacy is owned by a 340B covered entity (CE), the pharmacy must adhere to the same 340B Program rules [...]

12 08, 2019

Low Volume Hospital Adjustments for FFY 2020

2019-08-20T14:33:39+00:00August 12th, 2019|Client Alert|

Low Volume Hospital Payment Adjustments for FFY 2020 The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 modified the qualifying criteria for the low volume hospital payment adjustment for fiscal years 2019 through 2022.  Under the modified criteria, the payment increases are applicable for hospitals that have less than 3,800 total discharges and are located more than 15 [...]

6 08, 2019

Draffin Tucker Expands Outsourced Accounting Department With Newly Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor

2019-08-06T21:25:41+00:00August 6th, 2019|Firm News|

Draffin & Tucker, LLP has provided accounting services to individuals, small businesses, corporations and non-profits for over 60 years and is progressing within the industry with its expansion of their Outsourced Accounting Department. With this service line, clients are able to select the services they need assistance with, such as payroll processing, sales and [...]

6 08, 2019

Draffin Tucker Announces New July 2019 Promotions

2019-08-06T21:14:17+00:00August 6th, 2019|Firm News|

Draffin Tucker is pleased to announce the recent promotions of the following firm professionals effective July 1, 2019. In the firm’s Albany office: Merrit Garnto promoted to Manager in the firm’s Commercial practice. Merrit works primarily preparing tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trust and estates. Merrit also works with commercial entities including construction companies, [...]