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13 11, 2017

State Fiscal Year 2018 Indigent Care Trust Fund Interim Payments

2017-11-13T20:18:02+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated November 8, 2017 that DCH is preparing to make interim payments for the State Fiscal Year 2018 Disproportionate Share Hospital program.  Interim payments will not be provided to private hospitals due to the unavailability of state matching funds. The [...]

9 10, 2017

SFY 2017 Hospital UPL Payments

2017-10-09T14:36:34+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated October 6, 2017, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2017 Upper Payment Limit (UPL) hospital payments.  This memorandum directs providers to the DCH website where the gross payments and intergovernmental transfer amounts are listed.  The website is www.dch.georgia.gov.  [...]

3 10, 2017

340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (340B OPAIS) Available

2017-10-03T14:41:42+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|340B, Client Alert|

The newly released 340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (340B OPAIS) is now available.  With the release of this new system all covered entities should download the 340B OPAIS Public User Guide and review the webinar on OPAIS (links below). The goal of this new system is to increase the security, user accessibility, [...]

29 09, 2017

Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program

2017-10-03T13:34:01+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has posted a list of hospitals that preliminarily qualify for the Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program for calendar year 2018.  To gain final eligibility for the program, eligible hospital organizations must submit the following documents to DCH by October 16, 2017:Five-Year Plan Document990 Financial Proxy FormDun & Bradstreet [...]

7 09, 2017

Georgia Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Surveys for 2018 Payment Data

2017-09-07T12:51:43+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated August 31, 2017, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated survey instructions for completing the FY 2018 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Data Survey.  These instructions can be accessed at the following link: https://dch.georgia.gov/sites/dch.georgia.gov/files/FY_2018_DSH_Survey-Memorandum.pdf Myers and Stauffer will send the survey to each hospital via their web [...]

30 08, 2017

Jeremy Wilson Authors Article on Managing the Family Limited Partnership

2017-09-01T13:17:48+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Family limited partnership (the “FLP”) is a popular estate planning strategy, whose use has proliferated over the last decade. Attorneys, accountants and financial planners quickly point out the benefits of such planning to their clients, but often gloss over the requirements of ongoing maintenance. In doing so, clients lack the knowledge necessary to duly [...]

14 08, 2017

Draffin & Tucker, LLP Contributes $124,000 to Georgia Rural Hospitals Through State’s New Tax Credit Program

2017-08-18T19:20:40+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Firm News, Tax News|

As part of Georgia’s new Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program, Draffin & Tucker, LLP is pleased to announce they will be contributing $124,000 through this program to all eligible rural hospitals in the state. This contribution will be equally divided between all 49 eligible hospitals. “Draffin & Tucker, LLP is proud to serve rural [...]

17 07, 2017

Draffin & Tucker Announces Promotions for July 2017

2017-08-01T12:51:46+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Firm News|

Albany/Atlanta – Draffin & Tucker, LLP is pleased to announce the recent promotions of the following firm professionals effective July 1, 2017. In the firm’s Albany office: Shawn Boltin promoted to Supervisor in the firm’s healthcare practice. Merritt Smith Garnto promoted to Supervisor in the firm’s commercial practice. Misty Williamson promoted to Senior in the firm’s healthcare [...]

1 07, 2017

Draffin & Tucker, LLP Announces New Partners – Jeff Askey, CPA and Sarah Dekutowski, CPA

2017-08-01T12:51:18+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Firm News|

Draffin & Tucker, LLP is pleased to welcome two new partners to the firm, Jeff Askey, CPA, and Sarah Dekutowski, CPA, effective July 1, 2017. During his time at Draffin & Tucker, Jeff has been an integral part of the firm’s healthcare practice while focusing his efforts on Medicare and Medicaid healthcare reimbursement matters, [...]

4 11, 2015

Jeremy Wilson Authors Whitepaper on ILITs and IDGTs: The Renewed Case for Old Friends

2017-08-07T19:00:55+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Tax News, Whitepapers|

ILITs and IDGTs: The Renewed Case for Old Friends When Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), the unified credit for gift and estate tax became permanently set at $5 million. Not only was the unified credit set at the highest amount in its history, but it was further increased by [...]