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Author: Angela Petrie

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Potential Issues with Online Donor Solicitation and Grant Applications

As organizations have had to navigate and operate under the instantaneous, shifting changes that are resulting from the current pandemic, one of the largest challenges to overcome is continuing to receive and replenish resources during a time when normal fundraising activities might not be possible. Revenues previously raised from annual fundraisers and campaigns that are […]

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HEALS Act vs. HEROES Act: Our Comparison

On July 27th, Senate Republicans introduced their version of an additional round of economic stimulus and coronavirus response in the form of the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. In comparison to the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act introduced by House Democrats back in May, the HEALS Act […]

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2020 Hospital 340B Recertification Reminder

The Health Resources and Services Administration has set the annual recertification of eligibility for 340B drug discounts for hospitals to begin August 17, 2020 and end September 14, 2020. Mandatory Requirement Hospitals must complete their recertification through the Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (OPAIS). The Authorizing Official and Primary Contact must create their own […]

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On Demand Webinar: The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Moving Toward Benchmark

Since the initiation of Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) in 2011, many health systems have attempted to increase the volume of these preventative visits for their Medicare and Medicare Advantage patients. Unfortunately, many systems have not taken the time or deployed adequate resources to effectively overcome the many barriers to an effective AWV program. In this […]

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Podcast: The Impact of South Dakota vs. Wayfair

Paul Roth, principal and State and Local Tax expert at Blue & Co., sat down with the Ohio CPA Society to discuss the impact of the South Dakota vs. Wayfair case two years later. They discussed new nexus standards, how many states have adopted Wayfair, what this means for online retailers, and much more. Listen […]

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Drug companies take action in light of changes to the 340B Drug Program

Merck & Co. is communicating directly with covered entities asking for contract pharmacy claim data to be submitted to Merck via a secure web portal. Merck states the data will be used “to match against rebate claims it receives to ensure it isn’t paying duplicate Medicaid discounts and duplicate discounts on Medicare Part D and […]

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Paycheck Protection Program Extension Bill Signed into Law & Other PPP Updates

This article was originally published on April 22nd and was most recently updated on July 8th. It is being updated as new information becomes available. On July 4th, President Trump signed a bill into law extending the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8, 2020. Banks and the SBA had stopped approving loan applications on June […]

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CMS Attempting to Clarify Regulations Around Medicare Bad Debt 

Have you recently received Medicare bad debt audit adjustments that you felt were unfair? If so, you are not alone. MACs (Medicare Administrative Contractors) have been tightening their auditing standards and practices surrounding Medicare bad debt listings for years. Regulations have been interpreted and enforced differently by MACs, thus causing inconsistent audit standards. Being held to auditing standards […]

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Single Audit Reporting Package Deadline Rescission and Other Updates from OMB

On June 18, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-20-26, Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations, which will impact organizations that have received federal funds under the COVID-19 Emergency Acts and organizations that […]

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Should you include foreign affiliate employees in your employee count for the PPP?

Congress enacted the CARES Act to provide immediate assistance to individuals, families, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Among the provisions contained in the CARES Act are provisions authorizing the Small Business Administration (SBA) to temporarily guarantee loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The SBA previously issued guidance that an entity is eligible […]

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Blue & Co., LLC Announces New Partnership With Vsimple | Vsimple and Blue and Co logo

Blue & Co., LLC Announces New Partnership With Vsimple

CARMEL, Ind. (May 5, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is excited to announce our new partnership with Vsimple, a workflow management software company based in New Albany, IN.  Blue & Co and Vsimple will be working closely together to address the workflow and process improvement challenges of manufacturers throughout the Midwest. “At Blue & […]

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Proposed Rule FY 2023 for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Proposed Rule FY 2023 for Skilled Nursing Facilities

It is that time of year again! The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for the fiscal year (FY) 2023’s Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) was implemented on October 1, 2019. This […]

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Coverage Scheduling Solutions for Physician Practices and Hospital Systems

Scheduling Solutions for Clinician Work-Life Balance

One of the most challenging conversations in any multi-physician practice or specialty-based hospital employed group is about how to create a fair distribution of on-call and/or inpatient hospital service coverage while balancing the duties of an outpatient practice. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to clinician burnout, and physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) place significant […]

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