Accounting & Tax News

3 10, 2017

340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (340B OPAIS) Available

2017-10-03T14:41:42+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|340B, Client Alert|

The newly released 340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (340B OPAIS) is now available.  With the release of this new system all covered entities should download the 340B OPAIS Public User Guide and review the webinar on OPAIS (links below). The goal of this new system is to increase the security, user accessibility, [...]

14 08, 2017

Draffin & Tucker, LLP Contributes $124,000 to Georgia Rural Hospitals Through State’s New Tax Credit Program

2017-08-18T19:20:40+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Firm News, Tax News|

As part of Georgia’s new Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program, Draffin & Tucker, LLP is pleased to announce they will be contributing $124,000 through this program to all eligible rural hospitals in the state. This contribution will be equally divided between all 49 eligible hospitals. “Draffin & Tucker, LLP is proud to serve rural [...]

1 05, 2017

Matt Atkins Authors Article on Hospital 340B Drug Program for Compliance Today

2017-06-30T12:10:45+00:00 May 1st, 2017|340B, Tax News|

Draffin & Tucker's Matt Atkins, CPA, CIA, authored the article, "Auditing the Hospital 340B Drug Program," for the May 2017 Compliance Today. In his article, Matt states, "There are more than 3,500 hospitals currently participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Along with the financial benefits of the program, there are numerous compliance risks. For this reason, [...]

19 09, 2016

Draffin & Tucker Submits Comments to DOR Regarding New Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program

2016-09-19T18:46:46+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Tax News|

Draffin & Tucker submitted comments to the DOR regarding the Qualified Rural Hospital Organization Expense Tax Credit and Proposed Rule 560-7-.57.  While Draffin & Tucker finds much of the proposed rule to be appropriate, we also believe there are areas which could be modified to streamline the process and relieve some of the administrative burden of the [...]

14 09, 2016

Jeremy Wilson Authors Article on Georgia Senate Bill 258 for GSCPA’s Current Accounts

2017-08-30T12:09:57+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Tax News|

Draffin & Tucker’s Jeremy Wilson authored the article “Georgia Senate Bill 258: The General Assembly’s Attempt to Sustain Georgia’s Tax-Exempt, Rural Hospitals with a State Income Tax Credit,” that appeared in the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants September/October 2016 issue of Current Accounts. In the article, Jeremy talks about the concerns Georgia’s rural [...]

9 05, 2016

340B Compliance Assistant

2017-07-01T17:15:06+00:00 May 9th, 2016|340B, 340B Newsletter|

340B Compliance Assistant Welcome to the monthly 340B  Compliance Assistant. The focus of this newsletter is to provide 340B Program education to Pharmacy staff. Covered entities must comply with Program guidance and provide ongoing training to staff. Our goal is to assist in providing this education through this newsletter. 

4 05, 2016

Cindy DuPree works with National Association of Community Health Centers on 340B Guidance

2017-05-10T16:43:17+00:00 May 4th, 2016|340B|

  Draffin & Tucker was engaged by the National Association of Community Health Centers to develop its 150-page 340B Guidance Manual. The manual was published in March 2016 and can be purchased from NACHC at In addition to assisting with the publication, Cindy DuPree also presented a four-part webinar series for the Association in [...]

20 04, 2016

CMS Posts Fact Sheet on Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long Term Acute Care Hospital Proposed Rule Issued

2017-06-30T12:10:47+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Tax News|

  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Proposed Rule Issues for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017*   Date: 2016-04-18 Title: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Proposed Rule Issues for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Contact: *Content by the Centers for Medicare & Medcaid Services. On [...]

5 02, 2016

Employee Benefit Plans – What You Should Know

2017-06-30T12:10:47+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Tax News|

The Department of Labor (DOL) emailed a notice regarding auditor selection on November 16, 2015, to all plan administrators required to submit an annual audit of their employee benefit plan(s) with the Form 5500 filing. The email, A Message from the U.S. Department of Labor – The Importance of a Quality Benefit Plan Audit sent [...]

7 12, 2015

Jim Creamer Speaks at GAHE Mini-Cluster on Sustaining a Financially Vibrant Healthcare Organization

2016-02-05T14:19:40+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Tax News|

On Dec. 7, 2015, Draffin & Tucker partner, Jim Creamer, CPA, spoke to the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives at their annual mini-cluster CPE conference in Macon, Ga. At the conference, Jim participated in a panel discussion on “Sustaining a Financially Vibrant Healthcare Organization.” Jim and the panel discussed issues such as workforce shortages and [...]