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3 12, 2018

SFY 2019 Indigent Care Trust Fund Interim Payments

2018-12-03T20:47:48+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated November 30, 2018 that DCH is preparing to make interim payments for the State Fiscal Year 2019 Disproportionate Share Hospital program.  Interim payments will not be provided to private hospitals due to the unavailability of state matching funds. The [...]

25 09, 2018

Medicare Uncompensated Care Data – Worksheet S-10 Audits

2018-10-02T16:17:28+00:00September 25th, 2018|Client Alert|

CMS has instructed Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to audit provider cost report data reported on Worksheet S-10.  The focus of the audits is on charity and bad debt adjustments reported that are now being utilized to distribute Medicare Uncompensated Care payments.  The MACs are reviewing policies that govern which patient accounts receive these adjustments [...]

20 09, 2018

Georgia Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Surveys for 2019 Payment Data

2018-09-20T12:18:20+00:00September 20th, 2018|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated September 11, 2018, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated survey instructions for completing the FY 2019 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Data Survey.  These instructions can be accessed at the following link: https://dch.georgia.gov/indigent-care-trust-fund. Myers and Stauffer will send the survey to each hospital via their web [...]

7 09, 2018

State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018 Hospital UPL Payments

2018-09-10T17:35:03+00:00September 7th, 2018|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated September 6, 2018, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the SFY 2018 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 https://dch.georgia.gov/.  Select the [...]

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 [...]