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COVID-19 Expense

COVID-19 Expense Reporting Categories

The past few weeks have continued to be slow with very little new information on the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements. HHS released four new FAQs on 2/24/21 surrounding COVID-19 expense reporting. The theme among these FAQs is that HHS expects PRF payments to be used for unreimbursed costs and that when claiming COVID-19 costs, […]

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Pepper Report and 5 Star Ratings

PEPPER Report and 5 Star Ratings: Why Your Long-Term Care Facility Should Care

Monitoring data in long term care can be the key to success. Five Star Ratings and PEPPER Reports are two data sources your organization needs to review to stay on top of industry changes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released revisions to the 5 Star Technical Users’ Guide, and with the […]

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Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

Webinar: Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC): What You Need To Know

You’re Invited! Join Blue & Co. on Wednesday, March 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST for a webinar entitled Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC): What You Need To Know. In this session, you will learn more about the expansion of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The panelists will discuss: Explanation of the […]

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estate planning

Estate Planning 101 for Dental Practices in 2021

By Jessica Hidalgo, CPA Tax Manager, Blue & Co., LLC A new year is upon us and as you plan out your goals for 2021, don’t forget about estate planning. A well-drafted estate plan is essential to ensure your assets are transferred according to your wishes. Whether you need to review an existing plan or […]

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Compliance Supplement Addendum Issued and FAC Extensions

2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum Issued and Extensions Granted

On December 22, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the 2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum (Supplement Addendum). The Supplement Addendum provides guidance on auditing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money and other COVID-19 relief programs. The addendum has the same effective date as the original August 2020 Compliance Supplement for […]

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Webinar: Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources

You’re Invited Join Blue & Co. and Ashley|Rountree and Associates on Thursday, February 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST for a webinar entitled Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources. This webinar is part of a two-part series discussing unique funding opportunities and issues related to revenue sources for not-for-profit organizations. The first part of the series […]

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PRF Payments: What You’ll Be Able to Keep

PRF Weekly Update The past few weeks have been quiet with no new information from HHS regarding the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and reporting requirements. The last FAQs were posted in late January as we await the opening of the reporting portal. This week we wanted to focus on determining how much of your organization’s […]

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ASU 2020-07

New Requirements for Not-for-Profits Reporting Contributed Nonfinancial Assets

As we continue through the first part of a new year, it is important to be reminded of a new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that has been issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). In September 2020, FASB issued ASU 2020-07, Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets. This new standard […]

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Medicare Administrative Contractors

Medicare Administrative Contractors: Audit Trend

How to Protect Dual Eligible Reimbursement from Audit Scrutiny In the past year, there has been a new audit trend emerging amongst MACs (Medicare Administrative Contractors). In some cases, this trend has led to significant decreases in crossover reimbursement due to audit adjustments. Adjustments are occurring when providers are unable to support and prove Medicaid […]

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Future of the 340B Program

On-Demand Webinar: The Future of the 340B Program

Over the past year, there have been many changes within the 340B Program. Join Jason Prokopik from Blue & Co., LLC and Wes Butler from Barnett Benvenuti & Butler on Tuesday, February 9 from noon to 1 p.m. EST as they discuss how the recent political changes could impact the 340B Program and what it […]

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Numerous FAQs were updated and modified this week, but none were entirely new. They offered a few additions to the January 15, 2021 Post Payment Reporting Notice with two items of note:

New Provider Relief Fund FAQs and Talking Points for Your Organization

Another quiet week on the Provider Relief Fund updates from HHS. Numerous FAQs were updated and modified this week, but none were entirely new. They offered a few additions to the January 15, 2021 Post Payment Reporting Notice with two items of note: A question was asked if only April and May 2020 lost revenues […]

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Webinars

Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

Webinar: Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC): What You Need To Know

You’re Invited! Join Blue & Co. on Wednesday, March 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST for a webinar entitled Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC): What You Need To Know. In this session, you will learn more about the expansion of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The panelists will discuss: Explanation of the […]

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Webinar: Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources

You’re Invited Join Blue & Co. and Ashley|Rountree and Associates on Thursday, February 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST for a webinar entitled Maximizing and Accounting for Not-For-Profit Revenue Sources. This webinar is part of a two-part series discussing unique funding opportunities and issues related to revenue sources for not-for-profit organizations. The first part of the series […]

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Future of the 340B Program

On-Demand Webinar: The Future of the 340B Program

Over the past year, there have been many changes within the 340B Program. Join Jason Prokopik from Blue & Co., LLC and Wes Butler from Barnett Benvenuti & Butler on Tuesday, February 9 from noon to 1 p.m. EST as they discuss how the recent political changes could impact the 340B Program and what it […]

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An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations

On-Demand Webinar: An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations

WellSky will be hosting a webinar covering An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations on February 9th starting at 11:00 a.m. CST. In December 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the fiscal year 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rules. Less than […]

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340B Reimbursement Update

On-Demand Webinar: The Year of Changes – PFS, FMV, CR, Stark, & AKS

You’re Invited: The Year of Changes – PFS, FMV, CR, Stark, & AKS Webinar There have been a plethora of changes to PFS, FMV, CR, Stark, & AKS over the last few months coming from all different sides, but ultimately meeting in the middle. Join us Thursday, January 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

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Webinar_ The Biden Administration Tax Plan - What We Know Today

On-Demand Webinar: The Biden Administration Tax Plan – What We Know Today

Join Blue & Co. Join us for a recording and materials from a webinar entitled The Biden Administration Tax Plan – What We Know Today. The speakers will discuss: A legislative update – where we are after the November and the Georgia runoff elections A review of the Biden Administration proposed tax plan and what we […]

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