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Author: Whitney Brown

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RHC COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Funds Disbursement

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 authorized $460 million of additional funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to more than 4,600 eligible RHCs for the Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Program. This rescue fund will allow RHCs to expand testing efforts and help mitigate the spread of COVID […]

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Blue & Co., LLC Named as One of the 2020 Best Employers in Ohio

We are thrilled to once again been named as one of the 2020 Best Employers in Ohio!  “We strive to be a little better each year and being named a Best Employer in 2020 is an important part of measuring our progress. I am so proud of our people!” stated Larry King, Director in Charge […]

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On Demand Webinar: The National Bank of Indianapolis 2020 Nonprofit Training Series: Managing Change in Times of Uncertainty

In 2020, nonprofit organizations met unprecedented challenges resulting from COVID-19. Join local nonprofit leaders for a panel discussion on how they managed change for their organization in 2020 and how they will use their experiences to plan for 2021 and beyond. During this session, Erin Hedges, Founder & President of Hedges will moderate a discussion […]

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PPP Loans & Change of Ownership Transactions

At Blue & Co. LLC, we continue to monitor and disseminate impactful information to our clients in connection with their PPP loans advanced through the SBA in connection with the CARES Act. Some clients that have received PPP funds have raised concerns about entering into transactions (on either the sell or buy side) with parties […]

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Webinar: Hospital Outpatient Therapy: A Patient-Centric Way To Grow Revenue

Join John Britt, Senior Manager and outpatient rehabilitation consultant at Blue & Co., LLC as he discusses with WellSky why outpatient physical therapy not only makes good business sense but provides significant value to your patients. During this presentation, you will learn: How to improve patient access to the full plan of care Why charge […]

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Skilled Nursing Facilities PPS FY 2021 Final Rule Summary

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1737-F] for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 that updates the Medicare payment rates and the value-based purchasing program for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Effective October 1, 2020 under the PPS Patient- Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Federal Based Rates Updates to Payment Rates Under PPS Case-mix […]

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Webinar: 2021 IPPS Final Rule- What’s New, What’s Old

Join us Thursday, October 1st from Noon to 1 PM Eastern. Join Michael Alessandrini, Rebecca Meredith, and Nicole Cameron on October 1st from Noon to 1 PM Eastern as they discuss the 2021 IPPS Final Ruling with Kentucky HFMA. They will review the Final 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule and look at changes in […]

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HHS Announcement on Provider Relief Reporting

On September 19th HHS released updated reporting guidelines for CARES act funding from General and Targeted distributions. Included in this announcement is a shift in the definition and calculation of “Lost Revenues”. Previous announcements and attestations indicated Provider Relief Funds (PRF) could report their use by either lost revenues or costs incurred to treat, prepare, […]

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Hospital Price Transparency

Effective January 1, 2021, hospitals must comply with HHS’ new hospital price transparency rule that requires facilities to create and maintain a public list of their standard charges, including private payer-negotiated rates, for 300 “shoppable” services. The American Hospital Association (AHA) and others have argued that the requirement for disclosing private payer rates exceeds the […]

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On Demand Webinar: How Outsourcing Can Grow Your Practice

Join Medical Marketing Whiz and Walt Eckert of Blue & Co., as they discuss How Outsourcing Can Grow Your Practice. You’re going to learn: Learn when it is the right time to outsource specific services for your business Understand the benefits of hiring an experienced expert at a fraction of the cost of a full-time […]

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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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