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Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Carmel, Ind. (November 23, 2022) – The accounting and consulting firms of Alerding CPA Group (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Blue & Co., LLC (Carmel, Ind.) have announced their merger. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.), effective December 1, 2022. This acquisition will provide Blue & Co. with greater market […]

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Blue & Co., LLC acquires Lee R. Ford & Associates

Carmel, Ind. (November 7, 2022) – The accounting and consulting firms of Lee R. Ford & Associates (Carmel, Indiana) and Blue & Co., LLC (Carmel, Indiana) have announced their merger, effective November 1, 2022. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.) This acquisition will provide Blue & Co. with […]

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Blue & Co., LLC Named 2022 Best Employers in Ohio for 12th Year

CARMEL, Ind. (October 19, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is honored to announce that it has been ranked as one of the 2022 Best Employers in Ohio by Best Companies Group. This designation is held in partnership with Crain’s Cleveland Business and Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland and marks the 12th year Blue & Co. has […]

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Eric Jaske Receives Top Champion Award at National Conference

CARMEL, Ind. (July 7, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is delighted to share that Eric Jaske, CPA, CEPA, received the Top Champion Award at the Avantax Planning PartnersSM Annual Elevate Conference that was conducted May 24 – May 26 in Des Moines, Iowa. “I am incredibly proud to be the recipient of the 2022 […]

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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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Kevin Umberger Named Indy’s Best & Brightest Honoree

CARMEL, Ind. (February 25, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is delighted to share that Kevin Umberger has been selected as a 2022 Indy’s Best & Brightest Honoree by the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. The event honors 100 of central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals in 10 different industries. “Receiving this nomination is an […]

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Tom Harper Named Chief Growth Officer at Blue & Co.

CARMEL, Ind. (February 21, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is delighted to share that Tom Harper has been promoted to Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective February 11, 2022. Harper is Blue & Co.’s first CGO, having previously served as the firm’s first Business Development Officer. “I am pleased to announce that Tom Harper has […]

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Not-for-Profit Single Audit Requirements – Evaluation of Revenue Sources

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager Not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) that receive federal financial assistance over certain levels, either directly from a federal agency or indirectly through state or local agencies, may be required to have a single audit performed under Federal Uniform Guidance. Single Audit Requirements A single audit includes not only an audit of […]

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Occupational Mix Survey: What You Need to Know

Every three years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires any Hospital that is subject to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) to complete an Occupational Mix Survey (OMS). This data is then used to calculate an Occupational Mix Adjustment Factor (OMAF). The occupational mix adjustment impacts a hospital’s average hourly wage and […]

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FY 2023 PDPM SNF PPS Calculator is Now Available

It has been a month since regulation for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) rates went into effect. In the final rule CMS put in place a 4.6% PDPM (Patient-Driven Payment Model) parity adjustment to reduce overall spending to a budget-neutral […]

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