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Consolidated Billing

Consolidated Billing: New HCPCS Codes for SNFs

New HCPCS codes related to consolidated billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities goes into effect, Oct. 1, 2021. CMS states that this will impact any SNF that “bill Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare patients in a covered Part A stay in a SNF.” The full list of code changes are included below […]

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Updated Deadlines for Single Audit: Is Yours Approaching?

On March 19, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget issued memorandum M-21-20 (the Memo), providing an automatic six-month extension for all single audit filings for fiscal year ends through June 30, 2021 (Appendix 3, part IX, of the Memo). For reference, here is a short list of those approaching: As mentioned above, the extension […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Cybersecurity & Data Management Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

According to a study by the University of Maryland, cyber-attacks happen on average every 39 seconds. Blue & Co. hosted a webinar on Tuesday, July 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST entitled Cybersecurity & Data Management Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations. Andrew Brock, CPA, sat down with two of Blue & Co.’s cybersecurity and […]

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On-Demand Webinar: 340B Program Quarterly Update

The 340B Program has seen a lot of changes in 2021. Join Blue & Co.’s Apexus Advanced 340B Experts for a webinar on Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 p.m. In this webinar, Jason Prokopik and Chad Downing will be covering some of the current 340B trends and provide updates from recent HRSA Audits that may […]

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Lost Revenues Calculations

Lost Revenues Calculations: Weekly PRF Update

The PRF reporting portal opened last Thursday as previously announced. There’s a lot to review but the biggest update was to the lost revenues calculations, which will hopefully be welcomed news for many providers. Weekly Insights The lost revenues calculation has once again been updated, per the details on Period 1 calculations provided by the […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters

Staying Ahead of the CMS Auditor: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended audits between March and August of 2020 to allow providers to focus on providing care during COVID-19. But now external audits in outpatient rehabilitation are ramping back up. Since the Office of Inspector General […]

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Physician Coding Changes

Physician Coding Changes to Address in 2021

This is the year for many changes in healthcare and the physician coding changes that were announced in March 2021 are just one piece of that. Evaluation and Management services (E/M) have not seen a change in more than 25 years; however, this year has significant changes for the office and outpatient locations. These physician […]

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Estate and Gift Planning in Uncertain Times

Estate and Gift Planning in Uncertain Times

By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director, and Chuck Mallick, CPA, Senior Manager On the campaign trail, President Biden frequently mentioned significant changes to the estate tax. His proposals generally centered around three prongs: first, to raise the estate tax rate from 40% to 45%; second, to drop the lifetime exemption amount from $11.7 million to $3.5 […]

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PRF reporting periods

PRF Reporting Periods and Data Requirements: PRF June Update

After months of relative silence and the 6/30/21 deadline to use PRF funds looming, HHS released updated reporting requirements Friday afternoon. There are both new and familiar concepts in the updated reporting guidelines. Below in our Weekly Insights, we provide as much of the detail as possible and highlight changes we believe are most important […]

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Manufacturers - a Target for Cyber Criminals

Manufacturers – The Perfect Target for Cybercriminals

With increasing speed and consistency, data breaches and financial losses due to cybersecurity incidents are occurring across companies of all types – and small and medium-sized manufacturing companies are not exempt. Manufacturing continues to be a top target of cybercriminals. As reported in the 2019 Verizon Breach Report, the industry experienced 536 incidents, 73 with […]

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Changes to Capital Gains Tax & Planning Strategies – American Families Plan

By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director; and Amy Sandlin, CPA, Tax Manager The capital gains tax has long been part of the political tug-of-war, and with the release of President Biden’s FY2022 budget proposal, the change to the capital gains tax regime looks to be one of the more interesting proposals. A quick refresher on our […]

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Staying Ahead of the CMS Auditor: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters

Webinar: Staying Ahead of the CMS Auditor: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters

Join us on Monday June 21st at 12:00 p.m. EST, for a free webinar entitled Staying Ahead of the CMS Auditor: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters. In this session, you will learn everything you need to know about CMS audits this year. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended audits between March and August of […]

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What Triggers an Audit and What to Do Next

Every day your organization goes through different transactions that could require your financial statements to be audited by an independent certified public accountant (CPA) firm. So, what triggers an audit? First let’s understand what an audit actually is. What is an Audit? An audit is an official inspection of an individual’s or organization’s accounts and […]

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On-Demand Webinar: NFP Revenue Sources – Earned Revenue

Blue & Co. and Ashley|Rountree and Associates hosted a webinar on Thursday, June 10 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST entitled Not-for-Profit Revenue Sources – Earned Revenue. This is the second webinar in a two-part series. During the second part of the series, we will discuss unique opportunities where not-for-profit organizations can generate earned income, along with […]

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Webinars

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On-Demand Webinar: Cybersecurity & Data Management Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

According to a study by the University of Maryland, cyber-attacks happen on average every 39 seconds. Blue & Co. hosted a webinar on Tuesday, July 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST entitled Cybersecurity & Data Management Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations. Andrew Brock, CPA, sat down with two of Blue & Co.’s cybersecurity and […]

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On-Demand Webinar: 340B Program Quarterly Update

The 340B Program has seen a lot of changes in 2021. Join Blue & Co.’s Apexus Advanced 340B Experts for a webinar on Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 p.m. In this webinar, Jason Prokopik and Chad Downing will be covering some of the current 340B trends and provide updates from recent HRSA Audits that may […]

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Lost Revenues Calculations

Lost Revenues Calculations: Weekly PRF Update

The PRF reporting portal opened last Thursday as previously announced. There’s a lot to review but the biggest update was to the lost revenues calculations, which will hopefully be welcomed news for many providers. Weekly Insights The lost revenues calculation has once again been updated, per the details on Period 1 calculations provided by the […]

Learn More

On-Demand Webinar: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters

Staying Ahead of the CMS Auditor: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended audits between March and August of 2020 to allow providers to focus on providing care during COVID-19. But now external audits in outpatient rehabilitation are ramping back up. Since the Office of Inspector General […]

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PRF reporting periods

PRF Reporting Periods and Data Requirements: PRF June Update

After months of relative silence and the 6/30/21 deadline to use PRF funds looming, HHS released updated reporting requirements Friday afternoon. There are both new and familiar concepts in the updated reporting guidelines. Below in our Weekly Insights, we provide as much of the detail as possible and highlight changes we believe are most important […]

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Staying Ahead of the CMS Auditor: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters

Webinar: Staying Ahead of the CMS Auditor: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters

Join us on Monday June 21st at 12:00 p.m. EST, for a free webinar entitled Staying Ahead of the CMS Auditor: Why Documentation in Outpatient Rehabilitation Matters. In this session, you will learn everything you need to know about CMS audits this year. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended audits between March and August of […]

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