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16 09, 2021

State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021 Upper Payment Limit (UPL) Hospital Payments

2021-09-16T17:08:48+00:00September 16th, 2021|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated the process of the SFY 2021 Hospital UPL payments.  Payments and intergovernmental transfer amounts were provided with a notice to providers and will be posted at https://dch.georgia.gov/.  Select the following links to obtain the UPL information: Providers, Provider Types, Hospital Providers, Hospital Supplemental Reimbursement, SFY 2021 [...]

20 08, 2021

Low Volume Hospital Payment Adjustments for FFY 2022

2021-08-20T16:15:34+00:00August 20th, 2021|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, [...]

14 06, 2021

State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020 Upper Payment Limit (UPL) Hospital Payments

2021-06-14T16:43:44+00:00June 14th, 2021|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated the process of the SFY 2020 Hospital UPL payments.  Payments and intergovernmental transfer amounts were provided with a notice to providers and will be posted at https://dch.georgia.gov/.  Select the following links to obtain the UPL information: Providers, Provider Types, Hospital Providers, Hospital Supplemental Reimbursement, SFY 2020 [...]

21 05, 2021

FY 2021 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payment

2021-05-21T15:47:17+00:00May 21st, 2021|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers that DCH is preparing to make final payments for the State Fiscal Year 2021 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program. Gross payments, intergovernmental transfer amounts, and related documents are posted on DCH’s website at www.dch.georgia.gov. Select the following links to obtain the DSH information: Providers, [...]

22 04, 2021

Redistribution of FY 2015 – FY 2017 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Audit Overpayments

2021-04-22T14:22:45+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health notified public hospitals of a redistribution of overpayments identified by Myers and Stauffer’s Independent Verification of the SFY 2015 through SFY 2017 DSH payments. Information about the schedule, payment and intergovernmental transfer amount is available on the Department’s web site at dch.georgia.gov by selecting options for “Provider,” “Provider Types,” [...]

16 04, 2021

COVID-19 Rural Health Center (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Lump Sum Payments

2021-04-16T19:19:19+00:00April 16th, 2021|Client Alert|

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that RHCs and FQHCs may request lump sum payments for administering COVID-19 vaccinations prior to settlement of cost reports.  Lump sum amounts will be determined based on 100 percent reasonable cost, similar to influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. To request a lump sum payment in advance [...]

3 03, 2021

SFY 2021 Disproportionate Share Hospital Data Review

2021-03-03T16:45:43+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Client Alert|

Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated to providers that Myers & Stauffer has completed an initial review of the SFY 2021 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Survey responses.  Preliminary results will be available by the end of this week on the DCH website at www.dch.georgia.gov. Select the following links to obtain the DSH [...]

4 02, 2021

340B Recertification for Community Health Centers begins February 1, 2021 and must be completed by March 1

2021-02-04T15:30:19+00:00February 4th, 2021|340B, Client Alert|

340B Recertification for Community Health Centers begins February 1, 2021 and must be completed by March 1.  The annual 340B recertification provides an opportunity for a comprehensive review of your health centers’ OPAIS registration(s). We wanted to share common opportunities to enhance compliance that we have identified when working with health centers’ 340B Programs. Retail [...]

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