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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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Rural Health Clinic Reimbursement Changes

Rural Health Clinic Reimbursement Changes and Opportunities

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2021. Included in this bill are comprehensive Rural Health Clinic reimbursement changes and provide possible new opportunities for both RHCs and hospitals. Rural Health Clinic Medicare Rates The most significant change included in the CAA was made to the RHC Medicare rates. […]

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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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IRS Deadline Extension

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

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 know today A forecast […]

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Pharmacy Consulting Group

Pharmacy Consulting Group: Expanding Blue’s Services

Blue & Co., LLC is excited to announce it has recently expanded its pharmacy and 340B expertise to meet and exceed the needs of its clients. With the addition of multiple pharmacy staff members in 2020, Blue is positioned to provide a wide array of pharmacy consulting services to healthcare organizations looking for guidance. About […]

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post payment reporting

Post Payment Reporting: Focus on Registration

We’ve had a quiet week on HHS updates after the January 15th revisions to the post payment reporting. No new FAQs were published either. With inauguration day last Wednesday, we’re awaiting information from the incoming HHS administration. In lieu of other updates, our primary take away for the week is to ensure that you register your […]

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Post-acute care hot topics for 2021

Post-Acute Care: Hot Topics Leading 2021

Skilled nursing facilities are under intense pressure with all the new reporting requirements. Vaccinations, testing, PDPM, Quality Measures, Quality Reporting Program (QRP), staffing and infection control surveys are just a few of the items skilled nursing facilities are having to juggle these days. The only constant is change and the need to stay informed on […]

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2021 Grantee recertification

2021 Grantee 340B Recertification Reminder: Consolidated Health Centers and FQHC Look-ALikes

The 2021 Grantee 340B Recertification period for Consolidated Health Centers, Federal Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes, Ryan White, Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Centers, Native Hawaiian, Black Lung Programs, Urban Indian, and Tribal Compact 638 will be February 1 – March 1, 2021. A separate email will be sent out by HRSA with all of the information required […]

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Webinar_ Trade Chat_ 2021 Supply Chain Outlook

Webinar: Trade Chat: 2021 Supply Chain Outlook

Join the World Trade Center Kentucky and Blue & Co. on Tuesday, January 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern for Trade Chat: 2021 Supply Chain Outlook. This webinar will be a panel discussion led by moderator Patrick Brown, CPA, Principal, Blue & Co., regarding the outlook for domestic and global supply chains in 2021. The panelists […]

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New Changes to Lost Revenues Calculation

New Changes to Lost Revenues Calculation

Two important events happened this past Friday morning regarding the Provider Relief Fund. First, the reporting portal did not open as previously announced and providers do not need to begin reporting on the use of their funds yet. Second, additional reporting requirements and documents were released by HHS to incorporate the December 22, 2020 COVID […]

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Best Employers in Ohio

Blue & Co., LLC Named as One of the 2020 Best Employers in Ohio

We are thrilled to once again been named as one of the 2020 Best Employers in Ohio!  “We strive to be a little better each year and being named a Best Employer in 2020 is an important part of measuring our progress. I am so proud of our people!” stated Larry King, Director in Charge […]

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On-Demand Webinar: COVID Relief Bill – PPP, ERC, and other Business Provisions

Join Us! Join us for a recording and materials from a webinar entitled COVID Relief Bill – PPP, ERC, and other Business Provisions. The panelists will discuss: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) process and any changes within the new relief package including Deductibility Forgiveness Application and Process Second Draw Loans Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Families First […]

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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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