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CMS Attempting to Clarify Some of the Regulations Around Medicare Bad Debt

CMS Attempting to Clarify Regulations Around Medicare Bad Debt 

Have you recently received Medicare bad debt audit adjustments that you felt were unfair? If so, you are not alone. MACs (Medicare Administrative Contractors) have been tightening their auditing standards and practices surrounding Medicare bad debt listings for years. Regulations have been interpreted and enforced differently by MACs, thus causing inconsistent audit standards. Being held to auditing standards […]

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Single Audit Reporting Package Deadline Rescission and Other Updates from OMB

Single Audit Reporting Package Deadline Rescission and Other Updates from OMB

On June 18, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-20-26, Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations, which will impact organizations that have received federal funds under the COVID-19 Emergency Acts and organizations that […]

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Should you include foreign affiliate employees in your employee count?

Should you include foreign affiliate employees in your employee count for the PPP?

Congress enacted the CARES Act to provide immediate assistance to individuals, families, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Among the provisions contained in the CARES Act are provisions authorizing the Small Business Administration (SBA) to temporarily guarantee loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The SBA previously issued guidance that an entity is eligible […]

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CMS ends staffing waiver

CMS has ended the waiver of Staffing Data

Effective Immediately: the CMS has made updates to the Nursing Home Compare Website and Five Star Quality Rating System. Under the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket waiver, CMS waived the requirements for submitting staffing data to the Payroll-Based Journal database (PBJ). CMS is ending this waiver and facilities are required to resume submission of staffing data […]

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Do I have a Hobby or a Legitimate Business?

Do I have a Hobby or a Legitimate Business?

For most individuals, a hobby is a great way to spend free time, and if you are fortunate, you might even make some money while enjoying your hobby. Determining whether your activity is considered a “hobby” or “legitimate business” can have an impact on your tax strategies and savings. Before the TCJA, individuals could deduct hobby […]

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Can my not-for-profit use donor-restricted funds for operating expenses during this COVID-19 crisis_

Use of Donor-Restricted Funds in a Crisis

Can my not-for-profit use donor-restricted funds for operating expenses during this COVID-19 crisis? As a general matter, not-for-profits cannot use donor-restricted funds for other expenses. If funds have been restricted by a donor, then that restriction remains, even in these extraordinary times. Restrictions on donations are typically made in writing by the donor (verbal restrictions […]

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Webinar: National Bank of Indianapolis 2020 Nonprofit Training Series_ Setting Financial Benchmarks

Webinar: NBI 2020 Nonprofit Training Series: Setting Financial Benchmarks

July 14 | 12-1 p.m. EST Join us on July 14th, as we co-host this session with The National Bank of Indianapolis. We will be discussing how nonprofits can set financial benchmarks to focus on critical measures that help ensure sustainability during times of uncertainty. Duration: 1 Hour Eligible for 1 hour of CPE in […]

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Ohio Manufacturing Executive Town Hall with Ohio Society of CPAs

Ohio Manufacturing Executive Town Hall Survey Report with Ohio Society of CPAs

Our manufacturing team partnered with the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) to facilitate a town hall discussion with Ohio manufacturers in June 2020. We asked participants to complete a survey about how their organizations have been affected by the new challenges facing manufacturers in the marketplace and how they’ve responded. Fill out the form below […]

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5 Things Manufacturers Can Do To Remain Profitable During an Economic Downturn

5 Things Manufacturers Can Do To Remain Profitable During an Economic Downturn

With the current economic situation, some manufactures have had delays in production, reductions in orders, and temporary closures. Depending on the size of the company, you may have received a PPP or EIDL loan, or you may be weathering the times on your own. Regardless of your situation, we put together the following actions you […]

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Deferral of Revenue Recognition and Leases

Deferral of Revenue Recognition and Leases

This article was originally published with updates to FASB updates on December 10, 2019 and was most recently updated on June 5th. It is being updated as new information becomes available. On June 3, 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) Effective […]

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Covid-19 Relief_ Information for 401(k) and Retirement Plans

COVID-19 Relief: Information for 401(k) and Retirement Plans

by Mickie Murphy, Blue Benefits Consulting | This article was originally published on March 24th and was most recently updated on June 4th. It is being updated as new information becomes available.  We have answers to questions employers are asking about their plans: Changes to Plan Contributions Can employees stop their deferral contributions? Employees may […]

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Physician’s Guide Practice Post-COVID-19 Recovery

On-Demand Webinar: The Path to Recovery – A Physician’s Guide to “Healing” Their Practice Post-COVID-19

Just as COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the health and well-being of patients across the globe, so too has the virus had a wide-spread, crippling impact on our health system and providers. One side-effect of the unprecedented response to limit the spread and morbidity of the pandemic has been a sudden and steep decrease in […]

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Physician Compensation_ Pre- and Post-Pandemic Trends

On-Demand Webinar: Physician Compensation: Pre- and Post-Pandemic Trends

In this webinar, Jeff Moffatt and Dustin Brown will be discussing what impact COVID-19 has and will continue to have on physician and hospital relationships, including recruiting, retention, compensation, productivity, and compliance with the various laws and regulations set by the federal government. Duration: 1 hour This webinar is free to attend. Speakers: Jeff Moffatt, […]

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SNF Proposed Payment and Policy Changes for FY 2021

SNF Proposed Payment and Policy Changes for FY 2021

On April 10, CMS issued a proposed rule [CMS-1737-P] for FY 2021 that updates the Medicare payment rates and the quality programs for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). This proposed rule is part of CMS’s continuing efforts to strengthen the Medicare program by better aligning payment rates for these facilities with the costs of providing care […]

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Webinars

Webinar: National Bank of Indianapolis 2020 Nonprofit Training Series_ Setting Financial Benchmarks

Webinar: NBI 2020 Nonprofit Training Series: Setting Financial Benchmarks

July 14 | 12-1 p.m. EST Join us on July 14th, as we co-host this session with The National Bank of Indianapolis. We will be discussing how nonprofits can set financial benchmarks to focus on critical measures that help ensure sustainability during times of uncertainty. Duration: 1 Hour Eligible for 1 hour of CPE in […]

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Ohio Manufacturing Executive Town Hall with Ohio Society of CPAs

Ohio Manufacturing Executive Town Hall Survey Report with Ohio Society of CPAs

Our manufacturing team partnered with the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) to facilitate a town hall discussion with Ohio manufacturers in June 2020. We asked participants to complete a survey about how their organizations have been affected by the new challenges facing manufacturers in the marketplace and how they’ve responded. Fill out the form below […]

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Physician’s Guide Practice Post-COVID-19 Recovery

On-Demand Webinar: The Path to Recovery – A Physician’s Guide to “Healing” Their Practice Post-COVID-19

Just as COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the health and well-being of patients across the globe, so too has the virus had a wide-spread, crippling impact on our health system and providers. One side-effect of the unprecedented response to limit the spread and morbidity of the pandemic has been a sudden and steep decrease in […]

Learn More
Physician Compensation_ Pre- and Post-Pandemic Trends

On-Demand Webinar: Physician Compensation: Pre- and Post-Pandemic Trends

In this webinar, Jeff Moffatt and Dustin Brown will be discussing what impact COVID-19 has and will continue to have on physician and hospital relationships, including recruiting, retention, compensation, productivity, and compliance with the various laws and regulations set by the federal government. Duration: 1 hour This webinar is free to attend. Speakers: Jeff Moffatt, […]

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OSMA Webinar: How to Lead and Manage Through Change

On-Demand Webinar with OSMA: How to Lead and Manage Through Change for Medical Practices

For this webinar, we partnered with the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA). Managing a medical practice has always been difficult. However, during times of uncertainty, effective leadership is paramount. So how do you effectively lead and manage a medical group when the world is turned upside down, every conversation seems difficult and relatively simple decisions […]

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