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Breaking News: $900 Billion COVID Relief Package Update

A deal on the rescue package to deliver aid to struggling Americans has suddenly come within reach after a major breakthrough on Saturday, December 19, that was ultimately agreed to by both the House and the Senate late on Sunday night.   Lawmakers are expected to vote late on Monday and send the bill to […]

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Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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Tailored Tax Planning Strategies Based on Your Financial Goals

By Kevin Umberger Senior Manager at Blue & Co. 2020 has been a year of tremendous uncertainty. As this year ends, we take this opportunity to refresh the tax planning strategies that will be most applicable to your tax situation in 2020 and the years beyond. Now that we are past (well, sort-of past) the […]

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Download the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Whitepaper

For several years, the healthcare community has struggled to find balance between reducing administrative burden, accurately recognizing and recording services provided, and upholding and providing the highest quality care possible, all while the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) operates with a budget neutral mandate. If finalized as is, the Proposed Rule1 (CMS-1734-P) will […]

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On Demand Webinar: Hospital Outpatient Therapy: A Patient-Centric Way to Grow Revenue

Outpatient physical therapy programs are often overlooked in the hospital. However, there are several opportunities to increase access to care for patients and increase revenue for the hospital in outpatient therapy. Believe it or not, there are still opportunities for charge capture in this area, along with some basic “blocking and tackling” operational issues. New […]

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CMS Updates Language on Medicare Bad Debt Crossover Write Off

Since the release of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) final ruling, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the correct way to write off a bad debt crossover account. For years it has been acceptable to write off a Medicare bad debt crossover account to a contractual allowance. But then in 2018 an […]

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Estate Tax Planning Top of Mind Going into Election Day

By Robert Evans Senior Manager at Blue and Co. LLC With just hours until election results begin pouring in, many estates are contemplating what a blue wave might mean for the future of income and estate tax planning. From an estate tax planning perspective, we have been very fortunate lately in that individuals with estates […]

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Nonprofit Trends: Mergers & Acquisition Considerations

2020 has been a difficult year for nonprofit organizations. Challenges include declining revenues from donor contributions and government funding, as well as increased demand for services due to the economic impacts of the pandemic. This year, more than most, for nonprofit organizations to survive in today’s economy, cutting expenses and strategic collaborations will help ensure […]

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FBI Warns Ransomware Attacks Threaten US Healthcare System

Health systems are being warned by federal officials that cybercriminals are preparing to unleash a wave of ransomware attacks designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. It is anticipated by federal authorities this attack will occur this weekend. The attackers are utilizing […]

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Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Carmel, Ind. (November 23, 2022) – The accounting and consulting firms of Alerding CPA Group (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Blue & Co., LLC (Carmel, Ind.) have announced their merger. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.), effective December 1, 2022. This acquisition will provide Blue & Co. with greater market […]

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Not-for-Profit Single Audit Requirements – Evaluation of Revenue Sources

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager Not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) that receive federal financial assistance over certain levels, either directly from a federal agency or indirectly through state or local agencies, may be required to have a single audit performed under Federal Uniform Guidance. Single Audit Requirements A single audit includes not only an audit of […]

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Occupational Mix Survey: What You Need to Know

Every three years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires any Hospital that is subject to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) to complete an Occupational Mix Survey (OMS). This data is then used to calculate an Occupational Mix Adjustment Factor (OMAF). The occupational mix adjustment impacts a hospital’s average hourly wage and […]

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