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Nonprofit Trends: Mergers & Acquisition Considerations

2020 has been a difficult year for nonprofit organizations. Challenges include declining revenues from donor contributions and government funding, as well as increased demand for services due to the economic impacts of the pandemic. This year, more than most, for nonprofit organizations to survive in today’s economy, cutting expenses and strategic collaborations will help ensure […]

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Planning for the Future of your Organization 

Planning and budgeting for future years can be difficult even in times of stability. With the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the other economic changes we’ve seen in 2020, planning for the future of your Organization might seem more daunting than ever. However, planning for the upcoming periods is likely more important than ever before. […]

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HHS Announcement on Provider Relief Reporting

On September 19th HHS released updated reporting guidelines for CARES act funding from General and Targeted distributions. Included in this announcement is a shift in the definition and calculation of “Lost Revenues”. Previous announcements and attestations indicated Provider Relief Funds (PRF) could report their use by either lost revenues or costs incurred to treat, prepare, […]

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Hospital Price Transparency

Effective January 1, 2021, hospitals must comply with HHS’ new hospital price transparency rule that requires facilities to create and maintain a public list of their standard charges, including private payer-negotiated rates, for 300 “shoppable” services. The American Hospital Association (AHA) and others have argued that the requirement for disclosing private payer rates exceeds the […]

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Most Required Minimum Distributions Waived for 2020

Did you know that as of March 27, 2020, most Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) were waived for the 2020 calendar year? That means that if you normally take an RMD from your IRA or business retirement plan, except for pension plans, you are not required to take that distribution for 2020. In most cases, if […]

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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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