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Client Alerts

30 03, 2020

Revised State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019 Hospital Inpatient Upper Payment Limit (UPL) Payments

2020-03-30T21:34:14+00:00March 30th, 2020|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated the process of the revised SFY 2019 hospital inpatient UPL 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 2019 [...]

30 03, 2020

SFY 2020 Indigent Care Trust Fund Final Payments

2020-03-30T17:42:59+00:00March 30th, 2020|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 2020 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program.  Gross payments, intergovernmental transfer amounts, and related documents are included in the communication.  This information is posted on DCH’s website at www.dch.georgia.gov.  Select the following [...]

25 03, 2020

S-10 Documentation Extension

2020-03-25T16:53:45+00:00March 25th, 2020|Client Alert|

In light of the current pandemic, additional guidance was given to MACs regarding S-10 yesterday. The deadline for receipt of S-10 documentation has been extended until MAY 15, 2020 for all providers.   (See attached file: 2020-03-20 ALERT S-10 Audits.pdf)

23 03, 2020

Medicare Uncompensated Care Data – Worksheet S-10 Audits

2020-03-23T18:28:12+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Client Alert, Uncategorized|

Medicare Uncompensated Care Data –  Worksheet S-10 Audits CMS has instructed Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to audit cost report data included on Worksheet S-10 for cost reporting periods beginning October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018.  The focus of the audits is on charity and bad debt adjustments that are now being utilized to distribute [...]

29 01, 2020

Proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulations

2020-01-29T16:07:15+00:00January 29th, 2020|Client Alert, Uncategorized|

The proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulations (MFAR) could result in severe Medicaid cuts to both hospitals and other providers in states that heavily rely on IGTs and provider taxes to finance the state share of Medicaid payments. CMS is accepting comments on this proposed regulation. The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) has developed a Georgia-specific template [...]

8 01, 2020

Parking Tax Repealed

2020-01-08T19:11:28+00:00January 8th, 2020|Client Alert, Uncategorized|

The “Parking Tax” imposed under I.R.C. Section 512(a)(7) upon enactment of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has now been retroactively repealed under the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act signed into law on December 20, 2019. The 2019 Act repeals the highly contested unrelated business income tax on tax-exempt organization disallowed fringes [...]

25 11, 2019

State Fiscal Year 2020 Indigent Care Trust Fund (ICTF) Interim Payments

2019-11-25T15:20:35+00:00November 25th, 2019|Client Alert, Uncategorized|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated November 21, 2019 that DCH is preparing to make interim payments for the State Fiscal Year 2020 Disproportionate Share Hospital program.  Interim payments will not be provided to private hospitals due to the unavailability of state matching funds. The following [...]

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 [...]