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Period 3 Reporting Now Open: PRF Update

Reporting on Provider Relief Funds for Period 3 opened on July 1, 2022 and runs through September 30, 2022. Period 3 reporting is for any PRF payments you may have received between January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. Compared to Period 1 and Period 2, there were very limited payments made by HRSA in […]

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On-Demand Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in the Workplace

President Biden’s administration recently announced its Path Out of the Pandemic action plan which included specific guidance around a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The action plan calls for employers with 100 or more employees to require employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests, as well as requiring vaccinations for federal employees, contractors, and hospitals […]

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Provider Relief Funds Portal: Highlights from HRSA Webinar

On July 20th, HRSA hosted a Reporting Technical Assistance Session regarding the Provider Relief Funds Portal. A few members of the Blue & Co. team attended this online session and took away some key pieces of information that will hopefully provide some guidance to your organization as you work your way through the provider relief […]

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Paid Sick Leave Refundable Credit

By: Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Note: On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes the following provisions related to the employer tax credits discussed in this article: Extension of the period for which the credit for providing paid sick and family leave may be taken from […]

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An Overview of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

By: Justin Gubser, CPA, and Aimee Reavling, CPA The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is one of the most significant taxpayer relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act but has flown under the radar for most of the past 12 months due to its initial limitations related to the first round […]

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White House Modifies Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

By: Stephen Mann, CPA, ABV, and Jarit Loughmiller, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, CVA, CFE On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Biden-Harris administration announced changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to “provide equitable relief” and increase the availability of the PPP funds to the smallest employers and sole proprietors. Since the program reopened in January 2021, about […]

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Post Payment Reporting: Focus on Registration

We’ve had a quiet week on HHS updates after the January 15th revisions to the post payment reporting. No new FAQs were published either. With inauguration day last Wednesday, we’re awaiting information from the incoming HHS administration. In lieu of other updates, our primary take away for the week is to ensure that you register your […]

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Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

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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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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