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Period 2 Reporting Portal is Now Open: PRF Update

It’s the second week of January and the Provider Relief Fund reporting portal is open for Period 2 reporting. The portal will remain open until March 31, 2022 and is for reporting on payments received between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. The layout and design of the portal is unchanged from Period 1, […]

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Phase 4 Payments: HRSA is Prepared to Send Out More Money

HRSA is prepared to send out $9B of Phase 4 PRF payments to providers this week. 75% of Phase 4 applications are processed and ready to be paid this week with over 69,000 providers receiving a payment. HRSA will send all communication through email as payments are processed and will also send communication if no […]

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PRF Phase 4 & ARP Rural Application Deadline Approaches

We have a short PRF update this week as the ARP Rural application deadline approaches. Reminder: The application portal closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26. Before you can fill out and submit your application, your organization needs to validate or revalidate your TIN. HRSA says it could take up to 4 days, but […]

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Phase 4 and ARP Rural Payment Application

We are two weeks away from the deadline to submit your Phase 4 and ARP Rural Payment Application. These applications are due on October 26. If you haven’t started the process yet, please do so this week. Part of the application involves validating your Tax ID Number (TIN) with the IRS, and HRSA is saying […]

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ARP Rural Payment: PRF Weekly Update

Last week HRSA opened the application portal for the PRF Phase 4 distributions and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments available to providers across the country. The biggest news is that the ARP Rural payment is not limited to only rural providers, but any provider who has provided services to rural patients. Given the […]

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PRF Update: Phase 4 and ARP Additional Funds Webinar

As we approach the September 30th deadline to submit PRF reporting documents, join Blue & Co. advisors on Friday, October 1st at 12 p.m. EST for a webinar covering recent information released by HRSA. During this webinar, our team will cover information regarding the application for more money that opens up on September 29th, as […]

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Phase 4 of PRF Funding

Friday afternoon HRSA announced Phase 4 of PRF funding and the $8.5B of American Rescue Plan (ARP) payments as well as the outline of how those payments will be administered. Payments between the two programs are anticipated to be $25.5B and will be made to providers who submit an application detailing lost revenues and COVID-19 […]

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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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Lost Revenues Calculations: Weekly PRF Update

The PRF reporting portal opened last Thursday as previously announced. There’s a lot to review but the biggest update was to the lost revenues calculations, which will hopefully be welcomed news for many providers. Weekly Insights The lost revenues calculation has once again been updated, per the details on Period 1 calculations provided by the […]

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PRF Reporting Periods and Data Requirements: PRF June Update

After months of relative silence and the 6/30/21 deadline to use PRF funds looming, HHS released updated reporting requirements Friday afternoon. There are both new and familiar concepts in the updated reporting guidelines. Below in our Weekly Insights, we provide as much of the detail as possible and highlight changes we believe are most important […]

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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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