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Political Activity and NFPs

Political Activity and Not-For-Profit Organizations

With the current political climate and upcoming elections, your not-for-profit organization may be considering how you can get involved. The most important thing your organization can do is to make sure you understand the rules and regulations before you participate in any type of political activity. This begins with understanding the distinction between political campaign […]

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09.11.20 Payroll Tax Deferral

Payroll Tax Deferral

The most significant tax-related executive action is the “Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.” Taxpayer be wary, this order does not revoke your obligation to pay payroll taxes; it merely postpones the taxes to be due at a later date. The tax deferral period is from September 1, […]

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2020 Best Places to Work Kentucky

Blue & Co., LLC Named as One of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Kentucky

For the ninth consecutive year, competing as a medium-sized business, Blue & Co., LLC was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. “We are thrilled to have been named as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Kentucky!”, stated Dale Skaggs, Director in Charge, for Blue & Co.’s Louisville […]

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09.10.20 Bad Debt

CMS Finalized Ruling- Medicare Bad Debt Summary

On September 2, 2020, CMS released its final ruling. It is effective beginning October 1, 2020, for FY 2021. This means it will go in to effect the first day of your fiscal year 2021. Below you will find a summary of the finalized regulations put in place by CMS for the Medicare Bad Debt […]

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340B 9.4.20 Updates

Additional Challenges Arise for Protecting the 340B Program

340B covered entities have likely felt bombarded during the last few weeks with various letters from manufacturers, word of additional cuts in Medicare part B drug reimbursement for some hospitals, and an executive order about insulin and epi-pens for community health centers. Advocacy groups, including 340B Health, the National Association of Chain Drugstores, the American […]

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09.16.20 NBI Session 3

On Demand Webinar: NBI 2020 Nonprofit Training Series: Communicating Your Impact

Join The National Bank of Indianapolis and McGovern Consulting Group Thursday, September from Noon to 1 PM Eastern for The National Bank of Indianapolis Session 3 of the 2020 NonProfit Training Series, titled Communicating Your Impact! During this session, TJ McGovern of McGovern Consulting Group will guide you through a virtual session focused on how to simplify […]

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Cybersecurity

Webinar: Cybersecurity: 5 Action Steps to Protect Your Practice

Join Medical Marketing Whiz and Tom Skoog of Blue & Co., as they discuss Cybersecurity: 5 Action Steps to Protect Your Practice. A lack of focus on cybersecurity can be greatly damaging to a practice. The direct economic impact such as attacks, theft of private information, disruption to business, and repairing affected systems can be […]

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Private Foundations and Self-Dealing 8.20

Private Foundations and Self-Dealing

While both exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3), private foundations have several restrictions that do not apply to public charities. One major restriction is the self-dealing rules. Private foundations are prohibited to engage in acts of direct or indirect self-dealing with disqualified persons. There are six specific acts of self-dealing between a private foundation and a […]

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340B 8.21.20

Additional Manufacturers Seek Contract Pharmacy Data and Place Restrictions on 340B Programs

AstraZeneca distributed letters recently that as of October 1, 2020, 340B pricing will be available only through “a single contract pharmacy for those covered entities that do not maintain their own on-site dispensing pharmacies.” Eli Lilly had previously stated it would provide Cialis at 340B pricing to only one contract pharmacy location for each entity. […]

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NFP Cybersecurity Risks

Is Your NFP Organization at Risk?

Cyber Security Vulnerabilities In light of the recent Blackbaud data breach, we are reminded of the importance of ensuring your data is secure and being aware of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. What should be done to address the risks? Not-for-profit organizations handle sensitive data every day, which makes them a prime target for an attacker. Reputation is […]

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Remote Workers and Nexus

Remote Workers and Nexus in 2020

COVID-19 has added several new tax challenges to everyone’s plate this year. One of the less commonly discussed problems has been the impact of the sudden increase of remote workers on the company’s various state income and sales tax obligations. Nexus, a business’s economic connection with a tax jurisdiction, is determined by several different factors […]

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Webinars

09.16.20 NBI Session 3

On Demand Webinar: NBI 2020 Nonprofit Training Series: Communicating Your Impact

Join The National Bank of Indianapolis and McGovern Consulting Group Thursday, September from Noon to 1 PM Eastern for The National Bank of Indianapolis Session 3 of the 2020 NonProfit Training Series, titled Communicating Your Impact! During this session, TJ McGovern of McGovern Consulting Group will guide you through a virtual session focused on how to simplify […]

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Cybersecurity

Webinar: Cybersecurity: 5 Action Steps to Protect Your Practice

Join Medical Marketing Whiz and Tom Skoog of Blue & Co., as they discuss Cybersecurity: 5 Action Steps to Protect Your Practice. A lack of focus on cybersecurity can be greatly damaging to a practice. The direct economic impact such as attacks, theft of private information, disruption to business, and repairing affected systems can be […]

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Webinar: Protecting Your Cash Flow

Join Medical Marketing Whiz and David Sproule of Blue & Co., as they discuss Tips for Keeping & Increasing Cash Flow of Your Practice. You’re going to learn: What you can do today to help you through the Covid-19 pandemic Find out if you’re making the major financial mistake that will destroy your practice Discover […]

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KAM Webinar

Webinar: Manufacturing Executive Roundtable with KAM

Join KAM and Blue & Co. as we facilitate a town hall discussion with Kentucky manufacturers. To get started, please complete this short, 10-minute survey about how your organization has responded to COVID-19 (complete the survey here). As we discuss an overview of this survey, we will also be joined by panelists who will be […]

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AWV Webinar

Webinar: The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Moving Toward Benchmark

Since the initiation of Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) in 2011, many health systems have attempted to increase the volume of these preventative visits for their Medicare and Medicare Advantage patients. Unfortunately, many systems have not taken the time or deployed adequate resources to effectively overcome the many barriers to an effective AWV program. In this […]

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

On-Demand Webinar: NBI 2020 Nonprofit Training Series: Setting Financial Benchmarks

Join The National Bank of Indianapolis and Blue & Co. as we discuss how nonprofits can set financial benchmarks to focus on critical measures that help ensure sustainability during times of uncertainty. Duration: 1 Hour Speakers: Annmarie Novotney, CPA, Senior Manager, Blue & Co. Jill Robisch, Vice President & Senior Business Development Officer, Nonprofit Services, […]

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