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The Importance of Incident Response Plans – Detection & Analysis

By: Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader Last month, we introduced the concept and importance of Incident Response Plans as part of overall cybersecurity. As stated previously, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a framework all incident response plans should consider, including: Preparation Detection & Analysis Containment & Eradication […]

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The Importance of Incident Response Plans for Organizations

By: Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader Over the years, we have highlighted several steps businesses and nonprofits can take to reduce the risk of a cyberattack. Most of these initiatives previously discussed are designed to prevent or significantly reduce the chance that your organization becomes a victim of a cyberattack. However, no […]

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New 1099 Reporting Requirements for Payment Apps

Written by Joell Grisel, CPA, Manager, and Thomas Koustenis, Tax Intern Online payment services such as Venmo, PayPal, and many others, are more common than ever, especially for the sale of goods and services. While no banks or hard currency are involved in these transactions, these digital payments for goods and services are still considered […]

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Lease Standard (ASC 842) Impact on Not-For-Profit Organizations

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager In 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02 – Leases (Topic ASC 842). For non-public not-for-profit entities, this ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021 (i.e., calendar year 2022 for entities with a December 31 year-end). Whether your not-for-profit […]

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Unveiling Nonprofit Liquidity

By: Ryan Adams, CPA, Manager Before nonprofit organizations were required to implement Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, uncovering the amount of assets that were both liquid and available from an organization’s financial statements was often an insurmountable task. While it was true that one could ascertain the amount […]

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Indiana Nonprofit Deadline: Indiana Form 136: April 1, 2022

Has your charitable organization moved in the last year? Have you had a significant change in use of property? If your organization is located in Indiana, and you answered yes to either, you likely need to file a new Form 136 Application for Property Tax Exemption. Indiana Code exempts from tax real property and business […]

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Accurate Revenue Reporting Consideration Topics for Nonprofits

By: Jason Terwilliger, CPA, CIA, Manager Communication is a cornerstone of any effective team of individuals working together to achieve common goals. This is especially true for the accounting and development departments in nonprofit organizations. When it comes to accurately reporting on an organization’s financial position, both accounting and development have important roles. Development staff […]

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Consolidation Among Not-for-Profits – Common Misconceptions

By: Rick Shields, CPA, CFE, Principal Not-for-profit (NFP) organizations often operate in an environment of affiliates with the assumption that all entities are part of one overall unit. This may be correct, however, as with many aspects of accounting, it is not as simple as it may seem on the surface. Below is an introductory […]

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Employee Retention Credit – Calculation Specifics for Nonprofit Organizations

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable payroll tax credit your not-for-profit (NFP) organization may be eligible to claim. The ERC was originally enacted with the CARES Act in March of 2020 and was extended and expanded with the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, which passed in December 2020. An […]

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Executive Compensation: Who is Required to be Listed on Part VII of the Form 990?

Part VII of the Form 990 is one of the more closely examined and highly scrutinized sections of an exempt organization’s tax return, both from the public and potential donors as well as other organizations and businesses. This is mainly because this section reports compensation for the listed individuals. For this reason, it is important […]

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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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