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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 [...]

24 11, 2020

SFY 2021 Indigent Care Trust Fund Interim Payments

2020-11-24T14:05:14+00:00November 24th, 2020|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated November 18, 2020 that DCH is preparing to make interim payments for the State Fiscal Year 2021 Disproportionate Share Hospital program.  Interim payments will not be provided to private hospitals due to the unavailability of state matching funds. The following [...]

29 10, 2020

Provider Relief Fund Update: Lost Revenues, Phase 3 Funds, and Single Audit Information

2020-10-29T00:24:27+00:00October 29th, 2020|Client Alert|

Lost Revenue The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has updated its guidance and information on the use of the Provider Relief Funds (PRF).  From the October 22nd HHS release, HHS has amended “…the reporting instructions to increase flexibility around how providers can apply Provider Relief Fund money toward lost revenues attributable to coronavirus. [...]

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 [...]

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