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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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New Changes to Lost Revenues Calculation

Two important events happened this past Friday morning regarding the Provider Relief Fund. First, the reporting portal did not open as previously announced and providers do not need to begin reporting on the use of their funds yet. Second, additional reporting requirements and documents were released by HHS to incorporate the December 22, 2020 COVID […]

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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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