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Eligibility Requirements and Potential Benefits of Becoming a Rural Health Clinic

Is your clinic missing out on potential enhanced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement? The Rural Health Clinic Service Act of 1977 was established with the intent to increase access to primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural communities. Is my clinic eligible to become a Rural Health Clinic (RHC)? To be eligible, clinics […]

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Recommendations for the CMS 2019 RVU Proposal for E&M

As you may have heard, the CMS 2019 Relative Value Unit (RVU) weighting for E&M visits is proposed to effectively shift to a two-level system, with level 1 visits receiving a minimal weighting and levels 2-5 being weighted equally. CMS has stated that this change is intended to reduce the back-office burden of office visits, […]

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Indiana Sales Tax Changes for Nonprofits

By: Angela Crawford, CPA, Senior Manager The recently enacted Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 382 (2022) makes significant changes in the way not-for-profit organizations purchase and sell items exempt from sales tax. Sales tax information Bulletin 10 has been revised to reflect these changes. While sales tax-specific changes are detailed within the bulletin, here are the […]

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Facility Emergency Department Leveling | Stethoscope laying on top of financial reports | Blue & Co., LLC

Is Your Current Facility Emergency Department Leveling Process Working?

Blue & Co. has performed many Emergency Department Leveling Reviews for hospitals. The two most utilized leveling criteria are “points-based” or “intervention-based.” In either case, each hospital must determine which facility resources (or attributes) to include within its criteria, and how these resources crosswalk into ED visit levels (99281-99285). This can create significant reimbursement differences […]

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Cybersecurity in the Construction Industry

Cybersecurity in the Construction Industry

By: Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader Cybersecurity for the construction industry is a growing challenge. The industry is moving towards digital connectivity, not only across the supply chain, but also ‘on site’ as more metrics related to performance, progress, and health & safety are monitored in ‘real time’. This increase in connectivity […]

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