Vanderbilt University Medical Center Finance

Ahmed Guhdija, Associate Director – Finance Reimbursement
Vanderbilt Health – One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Ste. 30330
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 875-8642

Reimbursement Compliance/Production

Reimbursement Compliance/Production is responsible for completing the annual Medicare Cost Report and other necessary reports and filings regarding Medicare reimbursement, and facilitating annual Medicare and Medicaid cost report audits. The main goal of this group is to defend the hospital’s position during Medicare and Medicaid audits and look for improvements in all operating departments that could benefit the annual filings. This defense and effort extends from initial filing all the way to final payments up to and including litigation. Additionally, the team provides analytic support for The Indirect Cost Proposal for research.

The team administers the Physician Time Allocation Survey (PTAS). This is a tool used to collect the amount of time spent on various activities by physicians in order to determine and document the clinical, research, and administrative portion of professional salaries on the Medicare Cost Report.

  • • Medicare Cost Report Filings, Defense, Reopening’s and Amendments
  • • Provider Based Facility Information
  • • Physician Time Allocation Surveys (PTAS)
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Analytics & Defense
  • Assistance with Federal Indirect Cost Report
  • Litigation Support - Federal
  • Wage Index
  • Policies
  • Amendments & Reopening’s
  • Occupational Mix Studies
  • Direct Research