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24 09, 2020

Nursing Home Quality Incentive Payment Program

2020-09-24T14:50:25+00:00September 24th, 2020|Client Alert|

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released additional guidance on the $2 billion quality incentive payment program under the Nursing Home Infection Control Distribution from the Provider Relief Fund.  Nursing homes will not have to apply for this new program as HHS will be measuring nursing home performance and distributing payments based [...]

22 09, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Funds Reporting Requirements

2020-09-22T13:53:27+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Client Alert|

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the new reporting requirements for providers that received more than $10,000 in Provider Relief Funds.  This dollar limit is applied in the aggregate for all the distributions from the Provider Relief Fund (i.e. General, High Impact, Safety Net, Rural, and others) and not to each [...]

3 09, 2020

Rural Health Clinics – Medicare Productivity Standard Exceptions

2020-09-04T13:02:45+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

The current productivity standards require 4,200 visits per full-time equivalent physician and 2,100 visits per full-time equivalent non-physician practitioner.  If actual visits are less than the productivity standards, the average cost per visit will be computed based on the productivity standards rather than actual visits, resulting in the cost per visit to be lower than [...]

6 08, 2020

Draffin Tucker Contributes $615,000 To Rural Hospitals Over Last Three Years Through State’s Tax Credit Program

2020-08-06T20:23:30+00:00August 6th, 2020|Firm News|

For Immediate Release August 6, 2020   Draffin Tucker Contributes $615,000 To Rural Hospitals Over Last Three Years Through State’s Tax Credit Program   ALBANY, GA -  In response to Georgia’s Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program, Draffin & Tucker, LLP has announced that with its 2020 contribution of $175,000, the firm has contributed $615,000 to [...]

5 08, 2020

Draffin Tucker Announces Firm Promotions and New Certifications

2020-08-05T19:06:53+00:00August 5th, 2020|Firm News|

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release August 5, 2020 Draffin Tucker Announces Firm Promotions and New Certifications Albany, GA. – Draffin Tucker is pleased to announce the recent promotions and certification of the following firm professionals. In the firm’s Albany office: • Adam Mobley was promoted to an Associate II in Draffin Tucker’s healthcare practice, where [...]

30 07, 2020

Low Volume Hospital Payment Adjustments for FFY 2021

2020-07-30T18:55:34+00:00July 30th, 2020|Client Alert|

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 modified the qualifying criteria for the low volume hospital payment adjustment for fiscal years 2019 through 2022.  Under the modified criteria, the payment increases are applicable for hospitals that have less than 3,800 total discharges and are located more than 15 road miles from another hospital (excluding critical access, [...]

28 07, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Funds Reporting

2020-07-28T12:55:56+00:00July 28th, 2020|Client Alert|

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced new reporting requirements for providers that received more than $10,000 in Provider Relief Funds.  This dollar limit is applied in the aggregate for all the distributions from the Provider Relief Fund (i.e. General, High Impact, Safety Net, Rural, Nursing Home, and others) and not to [...]

28 07, 2020

Control and Use of Provider Relief Funds Payments

2020-07-28T12:54:31+00:00July 28th, 2020|Client Alert|

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has distributed a significant portion of the $100 billion appropriated in the CARES Act for the Provider Relief Fund. Provider Relief Fund payments are being disbursed by both “General” and “Targeted” Distributions.  The Provider Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) were recently updated to address the control [...]

6 07, 2020

340B Program Audit: Keep Your Organization Compliant

2020-07-06T15:24:01+00:00July 6th, 2020|340B, Firm News|

  “Eligible healthcare providers can realize substantial financial benefits from the discounts that drug manufacturers are required to provide on outpatient drugs under the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Because the program is complicated, internal audit can help assure that compliance risks are properly identified and managed.” Read more from this article by Draffin Tucker Manager [...]

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