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11 04, 2019

Revisions for FY 2017 Potentially Aberrant Worksheet S-10

2019-04-11T16:20:00+00:00April 11th, 2019|Client Alert|

Recently, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) notified certain hospitals of potentially aberrant data on their Worksheet S-10 for cost reporting periods beginning in federal fiscal year 2017 (i.e., October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017).  The letter requests providers review their reported data, specifically Line 20, Column 2 - Charity Care Charges for Insured Patients.  It [...]

29 03, 2019

Draffin Tucker Contributes $432,000 To Rural Hospitals Over Last Two Years Through State’s Tax Credit Program

2019-03-29T18:16:44+00:00March 29th, 2019|Firm News, Tax News|

ALBANY, March 29, 2019 – In response to Georgia’s Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program, Draffin & Tucker, LLP has just announced they have contributed $432,000 to rural hospitals within the state over the last two years. “As a firm that has worked with rural hospitals for more than 40 years, we understand just how important [...]

21 01, 2019

Draffin Tucker Welcomes New Partner, Stephen D. Harrell, CPA

2019-01-21T13:49:19+00:00January 21st, 2019|Firm News|

Draffin Tucker is pleased to welcome Stephen Harrell, CPA, as a new partner to the firm, effective January 1, 2019. During Stephen's time at Draffin Tucker, he has worked with many healthcare clients providing attestation services, reimbursement services, and other related consulting projects. Stephen has presented technical topics to numerous audiences and authored multiple topics [...]

21 01, 2019

Draffin Tucker Announces New January 2019 Promotions

2019-01-21T13:47:32+00:00January 21st, 2019|Firm News|

Draffin Tucker is pleased to announce the recent promotions of the following firm professionals effective January 1, 2019. In the firm’s Albany office: Haley Bass promoted to Associate II in the firm’s healthcare practice. In the firm’s Atlanta office: Hunter Smith promoted to Senior in the firm’s healthcare practice. Bear Sheppard promoted to Associate II [...]

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, [...]