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Saltmarsh Siren: Florida's New Minimum Wage Requirements for Medicaid Providers


As a reminder, Florida’s new $15/hour minimum wage requirement for providers participating in the Medicaid program went into effect on October 1, 2022. The new Florida Medicaid Fee-For-Service Schedules reflecting the increases related to the mandatory $15/hour minimum wage have been published and are available on AHCA’s website.

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Webinar Materials: Healthcare Hot Topics: Florida's New Minimum Wage Requirements for Medicaid Providers


Florida’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 is providing more than $600 million in new funding for the sole purpose of increasing the minimum wage for employees of Medicaid providers to at least $15 an hour.  This new funding, which goes into effect on October 1, 2022, comes with significant new compliance risks, including new requirements for participation in the Medicaid program and a new civil cause of action for non-compliance.  

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Your Provider Relief Fund Checklist


If you received any funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), chances are, you’ve already had to report your use of funds in either reporting period one or two, and you know how complicated the process can be. In fact, according to the 2022 BDO Healthcare CFO Outlook Survey, 35% of the respondents identified CARES Act/PRF reporting as a regulatory concern.

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Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period 3 Is Now Open


HHS Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period 3 opened on Friday, July 1st, and will remain open through Friday, September 30th, at 11:59 PM (EST).

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Andrew Kent Presenting in Florida Southern College's Fraud Conference 2022


Join a powerhouse group of speakers, including Andrew Kent, Esq., CVA, CHC, Saltmarsh Healthcare Shareholder, on May 6, 2022, at the Florida Southern College Fraud Conference! 

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HRSA Announces New Process for Late PRF Reporting


The Late Reporting process is intended for providers who were required to report on their usage of Provider Relief Fund payments but were prevented from doing so due to one or more allowable extenuating circumstances.

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Saltmarsh Siren: Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period 2 Closes


Provider Relief Fund Reporting Period 2 Closes Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST). Providers who received one or more General and/or Targeted Provider Relief Fund Payments between July 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, and totaling more than $10,000 in the aggregate must complete their reporting...

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Reingruber Alert: Reimbursement and Billing Updates for Medicare Providers


The Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act impacts payments for all Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims.

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Reingruber Alert: HRSA Reopens the Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal Reporting Period 1


HRSA has reopened the Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal for Reporting Period 1. The portal will be open for the completion or submission of reports through December 20, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST.

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Reingruber Alert: HRSA Announces Phase IV Provider Relief Fund Payments


On Tuesday, December 14th, HRSA announced the release of $9 billion in Phase IV Provider Relief Fund Payments. More than 69,000 providers are included in this round of Phase IV payments, and payments are scheduled to start on December 16th, 2021.  

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Reingruber Alert: Florida Nursing Home October 1, 2021, Rate Enhancement


During the Legislative Budget Commission held on November 4, 2021, the Legislature approved additional funding of $99,520,603 for Medicaid Nursing Homes* enhancing their October 1, 2021, Prospective Payment Rate for three months. Learn more...

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Reingruber Alert: Phase 4 General & ARP Rural Distributions for HRSA


HRSA is now accepting applications for $25.5 billion in Phase 4 general & ARP rural distributions. Learn more about Phase 4 and Phase 3 in this recent Reingruber Alert for the healthcare industry.


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Reingruber Alert: New Provider Relief Funds to be Distributed


There are new Provider Relief Funds to be distributed! Learn more in the latest Reingruber Alert...

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: PRF Reporting Update for Healthcare


The first PRF reporting deadline is 09/30/2021... have you captured ALL permissible expenses and lost revenue? This webinar is designed as an opportunity to closely examine your PRF reporting data to make sure you have captured everything you are entitled to report before you submit your data into the reporting portal.

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Reingruber Alert: The 2021 Single Audit Compliance Supplement is here!


The 2021 Single Audit Compliance Supplement is here! It is intended for auditors conducting Single Audits, but is also a fantastic resource for auditees as they prepare for a Single Audit!

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WEBINAR MATERIALS: Current Update on CARES Act PRF Reporting Instructions & Recent FAQsAndrew Kent, Esq., CVA, and Claudia Reingruber, CPA, CHC


New CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Requirements were issued on June 11, 2021, and the PRF Reporting Portal opened on July 1, 2021. This webinar includes the new and better-defined reporting requirements, extended deadlines, expanded reporting periods, and other changes.

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Reingruber Alert: PRF Single Audit Timelines Extended!


The PRF Single Audit Timelines are extended! These new instructions were issued by the HHS on July 15, 2021. 

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Cares Act vs American Rescue Plan Act Funding


With the enactment of the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Coronavirus Recovery Fund) established under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on May 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has made available $350 Billion to state and local governments to cover the costs incurred as a result of recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Reingruber Alert: Final Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements Are Here


Final Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements are here! These new instructions were released on June 11th and extends the deadline for PRF use for funds received on or after 07/01/2020.

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Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk in Your Managed Care Contract Portfolio


In the years running up to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. healthcare industry was thriving with growth and innovation. With steady and growing patient volumes, broad health insurance coverage and generally adequate reimbursement and funding, the focus was largely centered around reducing the total cost of care while improving access and quality.

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IRS Issues Guidance for Claiming Employee Retention Credit in 2021


The IRS on April 2, 2021, issued additional guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit (ERC) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), as modified in December 2020 by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act). 

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Reingruber Alert: Recent Updates & Info for Providers


In case you missed it, here are some recent updates and information for providers about the COVID-19 national Public Health Emergency (PHE), the Medicare Sequestration Pause, the Covid-19 Funeral Assistance from FEMA and the PRF reporting portal. Learn more!

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Provider Relief Funds - Reporting and Audit Requirements


When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, it established the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to support American families, workers and healthcare providers in the battle against COVID-19.

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Reingruber Alert: FRVS Survey Data Submission Deadline


DUE APRIL 30, 2021: Submission of updated FRVS survey data to AHCA. The FRVS survey data will be used to calculate your 10/01/2021 FRVS rate. 

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IRS Extends Certain Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines to May 17


The Internal Revenue Service confirmed in an announcement on March 29, 2021, that individuals have until May 17, 2021 to meet certain deadlines that would normally fall on April 15. 

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