|9 Months Ended|
Apr. 30, 2021
|Payables and Accruals [Abstract]|
Note 9 – Accrued Liabilities
At April 30, accrued liabilities consist of:
In order to increase cash flow to providers of services and suppliers impacted by the pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded its Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of Medicare providers. We applied for and received a $2,526 payment advance from this program in April 2020. The recoupment by CMS of our advance payment had been scheduled to begin 120 days after the date of receipt, at which time every claim we submit from that point would be automatically offset to repay the advance payment.
In October 2020, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act amended the repayment terms of the Advance Payment Program. The recoupment period was extended and the automatic recoupment begins one year after the date the advance payment was received. CMS began recoupment of our advance in April 2021. During the next 11 months, the recoupment rate will be 25% of claims processed and repayment occurs through an automatic recoupment of our Medicare payments. If the total amount of the advance payment is not recovered within 29 months from the date the advance was received, a demand letter for the outstanding balance will be issued. We expect the entire balance of the payment advance to be recouped by the end of the 11 month period and include the remaining balance in accrued liabilities at April 30, 2021.
Self-Insured Medical Plan
The Company self-funds medical insurance coverage for certain of its U.S. based employees. The risk to the Company is believed to be limited through the use of individual and aggregate stop loss insurance. As of April 30, 2021, the Company has established a reserve of $243, which is included in accrued liabilities, for claims that have been reported but not paid and for claims that have been incurred but not reported. The reserve is based upon the Company’s historical payment trends, claim history and current estimates.
The entire disclosure for accounts payable and accrued liabilities at the end of the reporting period.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef