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HRSA Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Grant Now Available

On May 26, 2021, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) posted the Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Grant. HRSA will award all eligible RHCs who apply for grant funding. You must have a completed and acceptable application submitted. Grant awards are expected to be around $50,000 per […]

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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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Frequently Asked Questions for RHCs and FQHCs During COVID-19

This article was originally published on March 27th and has been updated as of April 30th. It will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. Can RHCs and FQHCs bill for telehealth? On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law. The CARES Act includes language that does allow RHCs […]

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COVID-19 and the Impact on 340B

This article was originally published on March 25th and was updated on April 23rd. It is being updated as new information becomes available. We wanted to provide updates on the most recent HRSA announcements that could impact your 340B Program during the COVID-19 crisis. 340B Eligibility HRSA recently announced that it “is allowing some entities, […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Navigating the Healthcare Legislative Landscape due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this webinar, we are addressing how healthcare providers can navigate coronavirus response legislation and continue to be successful in serving patients. We will cover topics including: Legislative Highlights Healthcare Implications (including Telehealth) Reimbursement & Regulatory Issues Cash Flow & Access to Capital Duration: 1 Hour Speakers: Mike Alessandrini, Director Derek Gray, Director Tony Javorka, […]

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COVID-19: Important Coding Updates

This article is being updated as new information becomes available. It was originally published on April 3rd and was most recently updated on May 1st with additions to the Specimen Collections section based on updates from CMS on April 30th. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CMS, the CDC, and the AMA have each […]

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Expansion of Telehealth with 1135 Waiver

Under this new waiver, Medicare can pay for office, hospital, and other visits furnished via telehealth across the country, including in patients’ places of residence, starting March 6, 2020. A range of providers, such as doctors, nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers, will be able to offer telehealth to their patients.  Additionally, […]

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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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