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Indiana Sales Tax Changes for Nonprofits

By: Angela Crawford, CPA, Senior Manager The recently enacted Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 382 (2022) makes significant changes in the way not-for-profit organizations purchase and sell items exempt from sales tax. Sales tax information Bulletin 10 has been revised to reflect these changes. While sales tax-specific changes are detailed within the bulletin, here are the […]

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Facility Emergency Department Leveling | Stethoscope laying on top of financial reports | Blue & Co., LLC

Is Your Current Facility Emergency Department Leveling Process Working?

Blue & Co. has performed many Emergency Department Leveling Reviews for hospitals. The two most utilized leveling criteria are “points-based” or “intervention-based.” In either case, each hospital must determine which facility resources (or attributes) to include within its criteria, and how these resources crosswalk into ED visit levels (99281-99285). This can create significant reimbursement differences […]

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Cybersecurity in the Construction Industry

Cybersecurity in the Construction Industry

By: Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader Cybersecurity for the construction industry is a growing challenge. The industry is moving towards digital connectivity, not only across the supply chain, but also ‘on site’ as more metrics related to performance, progress, and health & safety are monitored in ‘real time’. This increase in connectivity […]

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tax, expenses, tax code updates

R&E Expense Amortization

By: Desi Burton, Manager The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law in late 2017, was the most comprehensive update to the U.S. tax code in over 30 years. The TCJA was generally viewed as extremely favorable to many taxpayers, resulting in significant reductions in business and individual tax rates. In exchange for […]

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Transparency and Advocacy in Patient Responsibility

How Transparency and Patient Advocacy Can Reduce Your Hospital’s Bad Debt

In 2019 patient medical debt in the U.S. totaled at least $195 billion, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues. This is a massive figure and should be looked at as an opportunity for healthcare organizations. A survey conducted by Kaufman Hall in August 2020 […]

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The Importance of Incident Response Plans – Recovery

By: Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader This is our fourth article in a five-part series on the importance of incident response planning as part of your cybersecurity program. The purpose of an Incident Response Plan is to proactively plan the actions you will take if you are faced with a serious cybersecurity […]

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Referral Turn-Around Times in Outpatient Therapy

How Referral Turnaround Times in Outpatient Therapy Impact Your Organization

In a previous blog post, we talked about how poor insurance verification and authorization processes can cause patients to either not come to therapy or to go to a competitor who can facilitate those processes faster. We know that notwithstanding patient choice, outpatient therapy providers should be able to offer an evaluation appointment within 3 […]

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Current Section 199A and 199A(g) Rules in Agriculture

 By: Eric M. Bennett, CPA, Director and John Gricius, CPA, Manager The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changed the rules related to the previous Section 199 deduction, known as the Domestic Production Activity Deduction (DPAD). It did not just change the code section reference from 199 to 199A. When the TCJA originally passed, Congress […]

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R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturing

R&D Tax Credit Qualifying Criteria for Manufacturing

By Stephen Stringer, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. & David Seibel, Senior Manager at McGuire Sponsel Manufacturing companies have claimed the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit since the 1980s, but there continues to be much uncertainty as to what and how companies truly qualify for this potentially lucrative annual tax benefit. While businesses […]

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The Importance of Incident Response Plans – Containment & Eradication

By: Tom Skoog, Cybersecurity & Data Management Practice Leader This is the third installment in our five-part series on the importance of incident response planning as part of your cybersecurity program. The purpose of an Incident Response Plan is to proactively plan the actions you will take if you are faced with a serious cybersecurity […]

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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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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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Ambulatory and Service Line Optimization

Tips for Ambulatory and Service Line Optimization

“There may be no faster death of a great idea or business than a dysfunctional team”, said Daniel Newman from Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Over the last 15 years, hospitals have acquired or employed clinicians and other ambulatory services. Unfortunately, not all employment arrangements are part of […]

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Webinars

On-Demand Webinar: Myths and Facts of Commercial Loan Reviews

Download Webinar Resources On April 6, Blue & Co. held a webinar entitled Myths and Facts of Commercial Loan Reviews. Panelists debunked common loan review myths and presented the facts and practical tips and lessons learned related to commercial loan review. Duration: 1 Hour CPE not available Download Presentation Here Watch a Recording of the […]

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Webinar: A Guide to the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax Return for Manufacturers

You’re Invited Join Blue & Co. on Wednesday, February 9 at 12:00 PM EST for a webinar entitled A Guide to the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax Return for Manufacturers. This presentation will walk through the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax Return and identify common preparation errors & potential tax savings opportunities. Duration: 1 hr. CPE Credit: […]

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Tax Reform Distillery

Webinar: Tax Reform – What Does it Mean for You and Your Distillery?

You’re Invited! Join Blue & Co. and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) on Thursday, December 9 at 10:00 AM EST for a webinar entitled Tax Reform: What does it mean for you and your distillery? Presented by the Beverage Services Group at Blue & Co., LLC., this session will discuss the potential tax outlook for distilleries […]

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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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COVID Vaccine Mandates & Your Organization Webinar

Join Us! Join Blue & Co., Current HR, and DBL Law on November 16th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST for a webinar covering the new COVID vaccine mandates and what it means for your ogranization. President Biden’s administration recently announced its Path Out of the Pandemic action plan. The action plan calls for […]

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Join us for the Construction Summit!

You’re Invited Join us virtually for the 2nd Annual Construction Industry Summit on Thursday, October 21 from 9:00 AM – Noon.  Sessions to look forward to: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anirban Basu will supply economic analysis of the pre-pandemic and pandemic world, and also provide a forecast for the post-pandemic world. Dr. Basu is the Chairman & CEO […]

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