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American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Weekly PRF Update There still have been no updates from HHS for reporting on PRF payments for the 2020 calendar year, but the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 offered new details on the requirements for a new round of PRF payments. Section 1150C appropriates another $8.5B to the Provider Relief […]

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INDOT Technical Applications Pathway and Prequalification Application - Common Questions

INDOT Technical Applications Pathway and Prequalification Application – Common Questions

By: Andrew Eiler, CPA The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) introduced a new online system for construction contractors to complete their Contractor Prequalification application. Two common questions have been encountered when using the new INDOT Technical Applications Pathway (ITAP); presentation of contract assets and retainage receivable, and aggregate bidding capacity listed on the qualification certificate. […]

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Statement of Functional Expenses: Three Steps for Accurate Expense Allocations

An area of common concern for not-for-profit organizations is how to best allocate certain expenses among the various functions between management and general activities, program services and other supporting activities like fundraising and membership development. Users of your financial statements, and of course your auditors, will want to ensure that expenses that are not directly […]

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IRS Deadline Extension

The American Rescue Plan Act – What it Means for your Income Taxes – Now and in the Future

By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director On Saturday, March 6, the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, The American Rescue Plan Act, with the House expected to pass the bill on Tuesday, March 9.  President Biden hopes to sign this bill into law before unemployment aid programs expire on March 14. Provisions in the […]

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Columbus CEO Talks Cybersecurity and Data Management with Blue & Co. | Blue & Co, LLC | Cybersecurity and Data Management Practice

Columbus CEO Talks Cybersecurity and Data Management with Blue & Co.

The following article was made available and moderated by Ray Paprocki, publisher and general manager at Columbus CEO. In this article, Ray interviews Tom Skoog, the Cybersecurity and Data Management practice leader at Blue & Co., LLC. Columbus CEO Virtual Roundtable: Cybersecurity The U.S. government recently blamed the Russians for a major hack of federal […]

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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)

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

You’re Invited! On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Blue & Co. hosted 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 discuss: Explanation of the credit and amounts Who is eligible to take […]

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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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Webinars

pharmacy benefits

On-Demand Webinar: Transparency and Control, Demystifying Pharmacy Benefits

The world of pharmacy benefits is not transparent by design — pharmacy benefit managers do not want you to look into where your costs are truly going. Join Blue & Co., LLC on Tuesday, April 13 from noon to 1 p.m. for a webinar where our team of Pharmacy Consultants will explain how pharmacy benefit […]

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Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

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

You’re Invited! On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Blue & Co. hosted 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 discuss: Explanation of the credit and amounts Who is eligible to take […]

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

  This session was hosted by Blue & Co. and Ashley|Rountree and Associates on Thursday, February 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. This webinar is 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 […]

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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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