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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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Kevin Umberger Named Indy’s Best & Brightest Honoree

CARMEL, Ind. (February 25, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is delighted to share that Kevin Umberger has been selected as a 2022 Indy’s Best & Brightest Honoree by the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. The event honors 100 of central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals in 10 different industries. “Receiving this nomination is an […]

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Tom Harper Named Chief Growth Officer at Blue & Co.

CARMEL, Ind. (February 21, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is delighted to share that Tom Harper has been promoted to Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective February 11, 2022. Harper is Blue & Co.’s first CGO, having previously served as the firm’s first Business Development Officer. “I am pleased to announce that Tom Harper has […]

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2021 Annual Report to Congress Released by IRS Taxpayer Advocate Office

By: Sara Jacobi, CPA CEPA Director Still waiting for your 2021 Federal tax refund? Tried calling the IRS, only to wait on hold for two hours without talking to anyone? Sent correspondence to the IRS to resolve a notice, only to continue to receive collection notices? If one or more of these items apply to […]

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Chad Pfeifer Named Chief People Officer at Blue & Co.

CARMEL, Ind. (January 18, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is pleased to share that Chad Pfeifer has joined the firm as the new Chief People Officer, beginning January 10, 2022. “We are very excited to have Chad join the Blue family,” Brad Shaw, managing director said. “Our strategic vision forecasts strong growth at Blue. […]

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2022 Director Promotions at Blue & Co., LLC

CARMEL, Ind. (January 6, 2022) – – Blue & Co., LLC is proud to announce the 2022 director promotions of Gavin Fox, Maddie Gookins, Ryan Graham, Annmarie Novotney, and Stephen Stringer effective January 1, 2022. Gavin Fox, CPA is a Director of audit and accounting in Blue’s Carmel, Indiana office. He specializes in providing advisory […]

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On-Demand Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in the Workplace

President Biden’s administration recently announced its Path Out of the Pandemic action plan which included specific guidance around a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The action plan calls for employers with 100 or more employees to require employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests, as well as requiring vaccinations for federal employees, contractors, and hospitals […]

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Blue & Co., LLC partially acquires Stuedle, Spears, & Company PSC

Louisville, KY (November 5, 2021) – The accounting and consulting firms of Stuedle, Spears, & Company PSC (Louisville) and Blue & Co., LLC have announced their partial acquisition, effective January 1, 2022. This acquisition will provide Blue & Co., LLC with increased market share in the Louisville area, while acquiring additional personnel to focus on complementary […]

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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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The Importance of Incident Response Plans – Detection & Analysis

By: Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader Last month, we introduced the concept and importance of Incident Response Plans as part of overall cybersecurity. As stated previously, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a framework all incident response plans should consider, including: Preparation Detection & Analysis Containment & Eradication […]

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