Client Alerts

3 10, 2019

State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019 Hospital UPL Payments

2019-10-03T19:57:50+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated the process of the SFY 2019 Upper Payment Limit (UPL) hospital payments.  Payments and intergovernmental transfer amounts were provided with the notice 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 [...]

17 09, 2019

Medicare-Medicaid Crossover Bad Debt Accounting Classification

2019-09-17T15:34:44+00:00September 17th, 2019|Client Alert|

Effective for cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2019, Medicare-Medicaid crossover claims must be charged to an expense account for uncollectible accounts to include on the cost report as a Medicare bad debt.  Accounts written off to a contractual allowance account will no longer be permitted according to MLN Connects for April [...]

27 08, 2019

New Documentation Requirements for Filing Medicare Cost Reports

2019-08-27T01:56:30+00:00August 27th, 2019|Client Alert|

New Documentation Requirements for Filing Medicare Cost Reports The following documentation must be submitted with the Medicare cost report for cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2018.  Submissions that do not include the required documentation will be rejected for lack of supporting documentation. Teaching hospitals must include Intern and Resident Information System [...]

23 08, 2019

FY 2021 Wage Index Reviews – Documentation Requests

2019-08-27T01:52:50+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Client Alert|

FY 2021 Wage Index Reviews – Documentation Requests Palmetto GBA has recently sent emails to every hospital requesting FY 2021 wage index support be submitted for review. The submission deadline (September 3, 2019) for this request coincides with each provider’s opportunity to submit any revision requests of their original as-filed wage index data. The FY [...]

20 08, 2019

FASB Issues Proposal to Delay Effective Dates to Provide Relief for Certain Entities

2019-08-20T22:34:13+00:00August 20th, 2019|Client Alert|

FASB Issues Proposal to Delay Effective Dates to Provide Relief for Certain Entities The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update that would grant private companies and certain not-for-profit organizations additional time to implement FASB standards on leases, current expected credit losses, and hedging.  Public comment ends September 16, 2019. In [...]

15 08, 2019

Entity-owned Retail Pharmacies and the 340B Program

2019-08-15T05:50:38+00:00August 15th, 2019|Client Alert|

Many 340B covered entities utilize entity-owned retail pharmacies to assist patients in accessing affordable medications. While there are many considerations to be considered in the operation of a retail pharmacy, one thing is very clear: If the pharmacy is owned by a 340B covered entity (CE), the pharmacy must adhere to the same 340B Program rules [...]

12 08, 2019

Low Volume Hospital Adjustments for FFY 2020

2019-08-20T14:33:39+00:00August 12th, 2019|Client Alert|

Low Volume Hospital Payment Adjustments for FFY 2020 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 [...]

24 06, 2019

Not-for-Profit Goodwill and Intangible Amortization

2019-08-20T14:50:18+00:00June 24th, 2019|Client Alert, Uncategorized|

Not-for-Profit Goodwill and Intangible Amortization The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued new accounting guidance which allows all not-for-profit (NFP) entities to elect a simplified goodwill and intangibles accounting alternative.  Under the new guidance (ASU 2019-06), an NFP would: Amortize goodwill on a straight-line basis over 10 years, or less than 10 years, if [...]

12 06, 2019

SFY 2019 Nursing Home UPL Payments

2019-06-12T15:27:31+00:00June 12th, 2019|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated June 3, 2019, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2019 Nursing Home Upper Payment Limit (UPL) payments. The transfer amounts and gross nursing home UPL funds are available on the DCH website: https://dch.georgia.gov/nursing-home-supplemental-reimbursement. The timetable for these payments is [...]