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20 06, 2014

2013 Hospital Financial Survey

2017-06-30T12:10:48+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Client Alert|

The 2013 Hospital Financial Survey (HFS) will be available on June 20, 2014. The deadline for filing the 2013 HFS, Financial Statement Reconciliation Addendum, and ICTF Addendum is July 31, 2014. The forms and instructions can be accessed on the Georgia Department of Community Health website at http://www.georgiahealthdata.info. For PPS providers, this survey has a [...]

21 05, 2014

Labor and Delivery, Beds and Days

2017-06-30T12:10:48+00:00 May 21st, 2014|Client Alert|

Effective for cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2012, the labor and delivery equivalent days for the entire hospital that are attributable to outpatient services provided in the distinct labor and delivery room will need to be identified on your Medicare cost reports. These days are for patients occupying the distinct ancillary [...]

20 05, 2014

340B Program Scrutiny Increases

2017-06-30T12:10:48+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Tax News|

A Review of Recently Released Reports by the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Two reports issued in March and April 2014 are taking aim at the 340B Drug Pricing Program (Program).  These reports come on the heels of an OIG report issued in February 2014 criticizing [...]

16 05, 2014

Final FY 2014 Wage Index PUF

2014-05-16T18:02:30+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Client Alert|

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final wage index and occupational mix public use files which will be used to determine the area wage index for the FY 2015 Medicare prospective payment systems. Read More  

16 05, 2014

Hospital UPL Payments

2014-05-16T18:01:17+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated April 30, 2014, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2014 Hospital Upper Payment Limit (UPL) payments for the 1st through 3rd quarters.   Read More

16 04, 2014

Final 2014 ICTF Payment

2014-05-16T18:00:04+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated April 16 that DCH is preparing to make final payments for the State Fiscal Year 2014 Disproportionate Share Hospital program.   Read More

16 04, 2014

GA Medicaid Rates Effective 4-1-14

2014-05-16T17:58:53+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Client Alert|

Effective for admissions on or after April 1, 2014, fee for service Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids inpatient hospital claims will be updated to TRICARE Grouper Version 30, which adds approximately 250 new DRGs.   Read More

16 03, 2014

Occupational Mix Survey

2014-05-16T17:57:22+00:00 March 16th, 2014|Client Alert|

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to collect data every three years on the occupational mix of employees for each short-term, acute care hospital that is subject to the inpatient prospective payment system, in order to construct an occupational mix adjustment to the wage index.   Read More