Accounting & Tax News

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+00:00April 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: press@cms.hhs.gov *Content by the Centers for Medicare & Medcaid Services. On [...]

5 02, 2016

Employee Benefit Plans – What You Should Know

2017-06-30T12:10:47+00:00February 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+00:00December 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 [...]

9 11, 2015

Jeremy Wilson Authors Article on Complex Ownership Structures for Family Business Magazine

2017-06-30T12:10:47+00:00November 9th, 2015|Tax News|

Draffin & Tucker’s Jeremy Wilson recently authored an article entitled “Avoiding Problems That Often Arise with Complex Ownership Structures,” for Family Business magazine’s November/December 2015 issue. In the article, Jeremy discusses best practices for high net worth families that have several business enterprises and a complex entity structure. He says that while the organizational structure [...]

4 11, 2015

Jeremy Wilson Authors Whitepaper on ILITs and IDGTs: The Renewed Case for Old Friends

2017-08-07T19:00:55+00:00November 4th, 2015|Tax News, Whitepapers|

ILITs and IDGTs: The Renewed Case for Old Friends When Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), the unified credit for gift and estate tax became permanently set at $5 million. Not only was the unified credit set at the highest amount in its history, but it was further increased by [...]

27 10, 2015

Partner Steve Bedsole Presents on Updates to Medicare Cost Reports at GAPHC Annual Conference

2015-10-27T14:13:56+00:00October 27th, 2015|Tax News|

Draffin & Tucker partner Steve Bedsole spoke to the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care on the new updates to Medicare cost reports during their annual conference on October 13-15, 2015. During the presentation, Steve discussed cost reports and why they are still important for healthcare organizations under the new reimbursement model. He also addressed [...]

21 10, 2015

Jim Creamer, CPA, CFE, Discusses Fraud and Ethics in Healthcare with South Georgia Medical Managers Group

2015-11-12T15:05:44+00:00October 21st, 2015|Tax News|

On Oct. 21, 2015, Draffin & Tucker partner Jim Creamer, CPA, CFE, presented “A Thin Line – Keeping Your Moral Compass in Check” to the South Georgia Medical Managers Group. His presentation focused on the public’s perception of professionals within healthcare, CPAs and the business world. The healthcare industry is particularly susceptible to risk of [...]

14 10, 2015

Heather Haley Speaks on Community Health Needs Assessments at ALAHA Regional Council Meeting

2015-10-28T14:01:09+00:00October 14th, 2015|Tax News|

On Oct. 14, 2015, Draffin & Tucker’s Heather Haley presented on Community Health Needs Assessments at the ALAHA Regional Council Meeting in Dothan, Alabama. During the presentation, Heather discussed the final regulations and best practices regarding CHNA and implementation strategies for 501(c)(3) hospitals. The final IRS regulations were published in the Federal Register on Dec. 31, [...]