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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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Paid Sick Leave Refundable Credit

By: Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Note: On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes the following provisions related to the employer tax credits discussed in this article: Extension of the period for which the credit for providing paid sick and family leave may be taken from […]

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SBA Subsidy Payments & Reporting

By: Alan Zgoda, CPA, and Derek Gray, CPA Subsidy Payments CARES Act The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed into law on March 27, 2020, provided stimulus to the U.S. economy through a variety of methods. One significant method was in the form of the Small Business Administration (SBA) being authorized […]

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Not Eligible for Second Draw? Look Again…

By: Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Eligibility criteria for the second draw loans includes terminology that misled several companies to believe they were not eligible to apply. This article will review the eligibility requirements and specifically review the 25% reduction in gross receipts test that has been frequently misinterpreted. Employee Threshold For a borrower to be […]

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Breaking News: $900 Billion COVID Relief Package Update

A deal on the rescue package to deliver aid to struggling Americans has suddenly come within reach after a major breakthrough on Saturday, December 19, that was ultimately agreed to by both the House and the Senate late on Sunday night.   Lawmakers are expected to vote late on Monday and send the bill to […]

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Tailored Tax Planning Strategies Based on Your Financial Goals

By Kevin Umberger Senior Manager at Blue & Co. 2020 has been a year of tremendous uncertainty. As this year ends, we take this opportunity to refresh the tax planning strategies that will be most applicable to your tax situation in 2020 and the years beyond. Now that we are past (well, sort-of past) the […]

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Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness

As we approach the end of 2020, many taxpayers and tax practitioners have been pondering whether or not expenses that were incurred in 2020 and paid with Payroll Protection Program (PPP) proceeds would be deductible in the current year if the PPP loan wasn’t forgiven until next year. On November 18, the IRS released much-awaited […]

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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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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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