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21 05, 2018

SFY 2018 Nursing Home UPL Payments

2018-05-24T16:16:59+00:00May 21st, 2018|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated May 21, 2018, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2018 Nursing Home Upper Payment Limit (UPL) payments for the 4th quarter.  The transfer amounts and gross nursing home UPL funds are available on the DCH website:  https://dch.georgia.gov/nursing-home-supplemental-reimbursement. The [...]

16 05, 2018

SFY 2018 Indigent Care Trust Fund Final Payments

2018-05-21T16:02:22+00:00May 16th, 2018|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated May 14th that DCH is preparing to make final payments for the State Fiscal Year 2018 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program.  Gross payments, intergovernmental transfer amounts, and related documents are included with the memorandum.  This information is posted on [...]

9 04, 2018

DCH Releases Updated Pharmacy Services Provider Manual with New Requirements for 340B Claims

2018-04-20T14:34:47+00:00April 9th, 2018|Client Alert|

Recently, the Department of Community Health (DCH) published an updated Pharmacy Services Provider Manual with additional billing instructions for all 340B drug claims. DCH used this update to consolidate prior guidance and provide additional information on 340B Program participation and prevention of duplicate discounts. For 340B Outpatient Pharmacy (Retail Pharmacy) Claims, DCH now requires [...]

30 03, 2018

Low Volume Hospital Payment Adjustments for FFY 2018

2018-03-30T12:49:03+00:00March 30th, 2018|Client Alert|

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 extends the relaxed qualifying criteria for the low volume hospital payment adjustment through September 30, 2018.  Under the relaxed criteria, the payment increases are applicable for hospitals that have less than 1,600 Medicare discharges (including traditional and Medicare Advantage) and are located more than 15 road miles from [...]

20 03, 2018

DCH to require claim-level modifiers for 340B drug claims starting July 1, 2018

2018-03-20T15:06:33+00:00March 20th, 2018|340B Newsletter, Client Alert|

Recently, the Department of Community Health (DCH) released billing instructions for Hospital 340B drug claims submission effective July 1, 2018.  This change means that the Medicaid Exclusion File will no longer be exclusively used by DCH to prevent duplicate discounts, one of the statutory requirements of the 340B Program. Here is what you need [...]

14 03, 2018

SFY 2018 Nursing Home UPL Payments

2018-03-14T12:00:00+00:00March 14th, 2018|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated March 12, 2018, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2018 Nursing Home Upper Payment Limit (UPL) payments for the 1st through 3rd quarters.  The transfer amounts and gross nursing home UPL funds are available on the DCH website:  [...]

16 02, 2018

Expansion of the Medicaid Physician UPL Supplemental Payment Program

2018-02-16T21:14:45+00:00February 16th, 2018|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated January 25, 2018, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) announced it is seeking approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the Physician UPL program to include the following: All physician practices affiliated with a public teaching hospital enrolled in Georgia Medicaid. [...]

24 01, 2018

Draffin & Tucker Announces Promotions for January 2018

2018-01-24T15:12:25+00:00January 24th, 2018|Firm News|

ALBANY/ATLANTA, January 24, 2018 – Draffin & Tucker, LLP is pleased to announce the promotions of the following three professionals effective January 1, 2018. In the firm’s Albany office: Ben Glass has been promoted to Manager in the firm’s healthcare practice where he focuses on auditing healthcare entities and preparing Medicare and Medicaid cost reports [...]

23 01, 2018

How will the 20 Percent Deduction reduce the tax bill for owners of pass-through entities?

2018-05-23T14:38:19+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Tax News|

One of the key components of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (“TCJA”) was the newly created deduction for owners of pass-through entities. This topic was briefly discussed in our blog titled “Overview of the Business Provisions in the New Tax Reform Act,” but the following is intended to dig deeper into [...]