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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 discussion regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Panelists will discuss the most common questions they are receiving regarding PPP.

This includes:

  • Forms and documentation needed for the forgiveness application
  • EIDL loans and EIDL Advances and affects on forgiveness
  • Forgiveness application timelines
  • The “necessity forms” and loans exceeding $2 million
  • Deductibility of forgiven expenses for taxes and other tax considerations
  • Treatment of PPP loans for financial reporting

Click here to register.

Tuesday, December 15

Importance of Data in Industry 4.0 Webinar  – Free to attend

On Tuesday, December 15 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Stephen Stringer, CPA, will lead a discussion on Industry 4.0 and how manufacturers can best collect, manage, and protect data.

We will discuss:

  • Technological innovations in manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Why data is so important to manufacturers of all sizes and how to best collect, manage, and protect it
  • Cybersecurity threats and the impact on manufacturers.

Click here to register.

Wednesday, December 16

OSCPA Manufacturing Town Hall Reunion  – Free to attend

Join OSCPA and Blue & Co. on Wednesday, December 16 from noon to 1 p.m. EST for a Manufacturing Executive Town Hall Discussion.

In June 2020, we had our initial discussion with our panelists on the manufacturing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic including employee safety, Payroll Protection Program (PPP), and labor market strategies.

The Panelists will discuss:

  • Changes in Business Over the Last Six Months
    • Employee safety with recent COVID-19 case spikes
    • Labor Market Outlook
    • Supply Chain
  • Lessons Learned by the Panelists in 2020
  • How the Panelists are Preparing for 2020

Click here to register. 

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HFMA Region 6 – Physician Medical Group Recovery Strategies  – Free to attend

The impact of COVID-19 and continued reimbursement challenges make these efforts even more critical at this time. Blue & Co has developed expertise in analyzing medical group performance and implementing key initiatives to improve financial viability.

Join us Wednesday, December 16, from noon – 1 p.m. EST, to learn about Physician Medical Group Recovery Strategies. This event is being put on by HFMA – Region 6 and is free for you to attend.

During this session, we will discuss:

  • Review the detailed key performance indicators of the medical group
  • Understand best practices for successful management of the medical group – patient access, provider productivity and compensation, etc.
  • Understand the proposed 2021 changes in reimbursement to the medical group
  • Review strategies for measuring and limiting network outmigration

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Thursday, December 17

Cybersecurity Requirements in the Dept. of Defense Supply Chain: Implementing NIST 800-171 & CMMC Webinar – Free to attend

On December 17, from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader, and Doug Wise, CPA, will lead a discussion new Department of Defense Cybersecurity requirements for the construction industry.

During this session, we will discuss:

  • The New Department of Defense Supply Chain Cybersecurity Requirements for Construction Firms
  • The Steps Required to be Compliant
  • How You Can Start Now in Your Compliance Planning

Click here to register.

2020 Blue & Co. CMS Final Ruling Webinar  – Free to attend

CMS has recently issued their final changes to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule. These changes are expected to have a significant impact on RVUs, wRVUs, and overall reimbursement. Additionally, with the wRVU changes, total physician compensation will likely be impacted as well.

Join us Thursday, December 17, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST to learn how the CMS Final Ruling may impact your bottom line.

During this session, we will discuss:

  • Proposed vs Final Ruling
  • Dollar Impact (Medicare vs all payers, with example)
  • Component Breakdown (RVUs, wRVU, Reimbursement, E&M visits)
  • Effects on Compensation

Click here to register.

Want additional insights? Download the 2021 CMS Final Ruling Whitepaper.

Friday, December 18

Planning for Year-End and 2021 Webinar  – Free to attend

Join Blue & Co. and HK Financial Services on Friday, December 18 from 11:00 a.m – 12:15 p.m. EST for a discussion on Planning for Year-End and 2021.

The Panelists will discuss:

  • TCJA tax matters which will impact 2020 and possibly 2021
  • Year-end planning matters related to the CARES Act
  • The Biden Tax Plan
  • The PPP process and any changes that have occurred within the past few months
  • Year-end investment strategies and planning

Click here to register.

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Provider Relief Funds Portal: Highlights from HRSA Webinar

On July 20th, HRSA hosted a Reporting Technical Assistance Session regarding the Provider Relief Funds Portal. A few members of the Blue & Co. team attended this online session and took away some key pieces of information that will hopefully provide some guidance to your organization as you work your way through the provider relief […]

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Consolidated Billing: New HCPCS Codes for SNFs

New HCPCS codes related to consolidated billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities goes into effect, Oct. 1, 2021. CMS states that this will impact any SNF that “bill Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare patients in a covered Part A stay in a SNF.” The full list of code changes are included below […]

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Updated Deadlines for Single Audit: Is Yours Approaching?

On March 19, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget issued memorandum M-21-20 (the Memo), providing an automatic six-month extension for all single audit filings for fiscal year ends through June 30, 2021 (Appendix 3, part IX, of the Memo). For reference, here is a short list of those approaching: As mentioned above, the extension […]

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