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340B Hospitals Affected by COVID-19 Update

Great news for 340B Hospitals affected by COVID-19. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the $1.5 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Acts, 2022. This bill allows Hospitals that have lost eligibility due to a decrease in their Medicare disproportionate share (DSH) percentage as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency to regain access […]

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On-Demand Webinar: 340B Program Quarterly Update

The 340B Program has seen a lot of changes in 2021. Join Blue & Co.’s Apexus Advanced 340B Experts for a webinar on Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 p.m. In this webinar, Jason Prokopik and Chad Downing will be covering some of the current 340B trends and provide updates from recent HRSA Audits that may […]

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340B Program HRSA Response to Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

After months of pharmaceutical manufacturers placing restrictions on the 340B Program to both contract pharmacies and covered entities, HRSA sent letters to six pharmaceutical manufacturers stating they violated the 340B Statute. The HRSA Acting Administrator declared these pharmaceutical manufacturers violated the 340B statue by placing restrictions on the 340B Program pricing at both contract pharmacy […]

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On-Demand Webinar: The Future of the 340B Program

Over the past year, there have been many changes within the 340B Program. Join Jason Prokopik from Blue & Co., LLC and Wes Butler from Barnett Benvenuti & Butler on Tuesday, February 9 from noon to 1 p.m. EST as they discuss how the recent political changes could impact the 340B Program and what it […]

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Rural Health Clinic Reimbursement Changes and Opportunities

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2021. Included in this bill are comprehensive Rural Health Clinic reimbursement changes and provide possible new opportunities for both RHCs and hospitals. Rural Health Clinic Medicare Rates The most significant change included in the CAA was made to the RHC Medicare rates. […]

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Pharmacy Consulting Group: Expanding Blue’s Services

Blue & Co., LLC is excited to announce it has recently expanded its pharmacy and 340B expertise to meet and exceed the needs of its clients. With the addition of multiple pharmacy staff members in 2020, Blue is positioned to provide a wide array of pharmacy consulting services to healthcare organizations looking for guidance. About […]

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Additional Challenges Arise for Protecting the 340B Program

340B covered entities have likely felt bombarded during the last few weeks with various letters from manufacturers, word of additional cuts in Medicare part B drug reimbursement for some hospitals, and an executive order about insulin and epi-pens for community health centers. Advocacy groups, including 340B Health, the National Association of Chain Drugstores, the American […]

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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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