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Download the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Whitepaper

For several years, the healthcare community has struggled to find balance between reducing administrative burden, accurately recognizing and recording services provided, and upholding and providing the highest quality care possible, all while the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) operates with a budget neutral mandate. If finalized as is, the Proposed Rule1 (CMS-1734-P) will […]

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A Solution to Equity Deficits for ESOPs

by Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Considering an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) or have you just implemented an ESOP for owner succession? The technical application of accounting for this transaction generally results in the company presenting a significant deficit where the company previously had equity. But does that have to be the case? How Equity […]

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Things to Consider When Buying/Selling a Business

by Dustin Brown Buying or selling a business can be daunting. There are many items to consider such as 1) the structure of the transaction (e.g. stock or asset sale/purchase) and the related tax implications of this decision, 2) the risks associated with the business, both macro and micro, and 3) the general fear of […]

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Is now the time to sell?

Consider the 4 P’s of a Successful Transition Process There’s a well-known saying, “A rising tide lifts all boats,” suggesting as improvements in the general economy occur so will the fortunes of those who – both directly and indirectly – participate in said economy. On September 20, 2018, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones […]

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Physician Margin Recovery Six Ways To Improve Performance

Many hospitals and health systems are looking for ways to create a sustainable financial model when it comes to their employed physicians.  In this brief article, we will review our thoughts on Physician Margin Recovery and provide six ways to improve performance.  The options presented focus on leveraging your greatest asset: the physician medical group. […]

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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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