Client Alerts

7 09, 2017

Georgia Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Surveys for 2018 Payment Data

2017-09-07T12:51:43+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated August 31, 2017, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated survey instructions for completing the FY 2018 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Data Survey.  These instructions can be accessed at the following link: https://dch.georgia.gov/sites/dch.georgia.gov/files/FY_2018_DSH_Survey-Memorandum.pdf Myers and Stauffer will send the survey to each hospital via their web [...]

8 06, 2017

CMS Proposes to Use Worksheet S-10 Data in FY 2018 Uncompensated Care Allocation

2017-06-30T12:10:45+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Client Alert|

Included in the proposed rule to update the fiscal year (FY) 2018 inpatient prospective payment system is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposal to begin incorporating Worksheet S-10 data over a three-year period in the distribution methodology of uncompensated care payments beginning in FY 2018. The use of low-income insured days would [...]

24 05, 2017

Proposed Changes to Volume Decrease Adjustment for Sole Community and Medicare-Dependent Hospitals

2017-05-24T17:56:16+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Client Alert|

The federal fiscal year (FY) 2018 hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule includes the following beneficial changes to the computation of the volume decrease adjustment for sole community and Medicare-dependent hospitals. 1. Prospectively requires the MACs compare Medicare inpatient revenue allocable to fixed costs from the cost reporting period when the hospital experienced the [...]

24 04, 2017

SFY 2017 Indigent Care Trust Fund Final Payments

2017-06-30T12:10:46+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated April 20 that DCH is preparing to make final payments for the State Fiscal Year 2017 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program. Gross payments, intergovernmental transfer amounts, and related documents are included with the memorandum. This information will also be posted [...]

10 03, 2017

2016 Occupational Mix Survey for Wage Indexes Beginning FFY 2019

2017-03-10T02:16:03+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Client Alert|

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to collect data every three years on the occupational mix of employees for each short-term, acute care hospital that is subject to the inpatient prospective payment system, in order to construct an occupational mix adjustment to the wage index. The 2016 Occupational Mix Survey Hospital [...]

2 03, 2017

SFY 2017 Nursing Home UPL Payments

2017-06-30T12:10:46+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated February 27, 2017, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2017 Nursing Home Upper Payment Limit (UPL) payments for the 1st – 2nd quarters. The transfer amounts and gross nursing home UPL funds were attached to the memorandum. The timetable for [...]

3 10, 2016

340B Extended Registration Period

2017-06-30T12:10:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Client Alert|

The 340B Program registration period is now open and has been extended to October 17, 2016. Registration is the process of adding a covered entity, outpatient facility (child site), or contract pharmacy to the 340B Program that is not already participating. A new site can only be added to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s [...]

2 09, 2016

Plan Fee and Investment Review

2017-06-30T12:10:46+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Client Alert|

Recently, lawsuits have been filed against eight private universities sponsoring defined contribution plans. These lawsuits allege that the universities paid excessive fees and failed to remove expensive, under-performing investments. These are the first lawsuits of their kind to target not-for-profit institutions, thereby demonstrating that such organizations are no longer insulated from legal actions. To ensure you are meeting your plan fiduciary responsibilities, you [...]

24 08, 2016

Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program

2017-06-30T12:10:46+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Client Alert|

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has posted the requirements to qualify for the Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program for calendar year 2017. This information is located at http://dch.georgia.gov/press-releases/2016-08-22/statementcommissioner-reese-rural-hospital-tax-credit-legislation-0. A list of eligible organizations is included on the website, along with a financial proxy form and a form detailing the content of a five-year viability and stability plan. Each [...]

8 08, 2016

SFY 2016 Hospital UPL Payments

2017-06-30T12:10:46+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Client Alert|

In a memorandum dated August 2, 2016, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2016 Hospital Upper Payment Limit (UPL) payments. This memorandum directs providers to the DCH website where the gross payments and intergovernmental transfer amounts are listed. The website is www.dch.georgia.gov. Select the following links to obtain the [...]