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Single Audit Reporting Package Deadline Rescission and Other Updates from OMB

Single Audit Reporting Package Deadline Rescission and Other Updates from OMB

On June 18, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-20-26, Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations, which will impact organizations that have received federal funds under the COVID-19 Emergency Acts and organizations that […]

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Should you include foreign affiliate employees in your employee count?

Should you include foreign affiliate employees in your employee count for the PPP?

Congress enacted the CARES Act to provide immediate assistance to individuals, families, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Among the provisions contained in the CARES Act are provisions authorizing the Small Business Administration (SBA) to temporarily guarantee loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The SBA previously issued guidance that an entity is eligible […]

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CMS ends staffing waiver

CMS has ended the waiver of Staffing Data

Effective Immediately: the CMS has made updates to the Nursing Home Compare Website and Five Star Quality Rating System. Under the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket waiver, CMS waived the requirements for submitting staffing data to the Payroll-Based Journal database (PBJ). CMS is ending this waiver and facilities are required to resume submission of staffing data […]

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Can my not-for-profit use donor-restricted funds for operating expenses during this COVID-19 crisis_

Use of Donor-Restricted Funds in a Crisis

Can my not-for-profit use donor-restricted funds for operating expenses during this COVID-19 crisis? As a general matter, not-for-profits cannot use donor-restricted funds for other expenses. If funds have been restricted by a donor, then that restriction remains, even in these extraordinary times. Restrictions on donations are typically made in writing by the donor (verbal restrictions […]

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5 Things Manufacturers Can Do To Remain Profitable During an Economic Downturn

5 Things Manufacturers Can Do To Remain Profitable During an Economic Downturn

With the current economic situation, some manufactures have had delays in production, reductions in orders, and temporary closures. Depending on the size of the company, you may have received a PPP or EIDL loan, or you may be weathering the times on your own. Regardless of your situation, we put together the following actions you […]

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Covid-19 Relief_ Information for 401(k) and Retirement Plans

COVID-19 Relief: Information for 401(k) and Retirement Plans

by Mickie Murphy, Blue Benefits Consulting | This article was originally published on March 24th and was most recently updated on June 4th. It is being updated as new information becomes available.  We have answers to questions employers are asking about their plans: Changes to Plan Contributions Can employees stop their deferral contributions? Employees may […]

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Physician’s Guide Practice Post-COVID-19 Recovery

On-Demand Webinar: The Path to Recovery – A Physician’s Guide to “Healing” Their Practice Post-COVID-19

Just as COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the health and well-being of patients across the globe, so too has the virus had a wide-spread, crippling impact on our health system and providers. One side-effect of the unprecedented response to limit the spread and morbidity of the pandemic has been a sudden and steep decrease in […]

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Physician Compensation_ Pre- and Post-Pandemic Trends

On-Demand Webinar: Physician Compensation: Pre- and Post-Pandemic Trends

In this webinar, Jeff Moffatt and Dustin Brown will be discussing what impact COVID-19 has and will continue to have on physician and hospital relationships, including recruiting, retention, compensation, productivity, and compliance with the various laws and regulations set by the federal government. Duration: 1 hour This webinar is free to attend. Speakers: Jeff Moffatt, […]

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HHS Announces $4.9 Billion Distribution to Nursing Facilities Impacted by COVID-19

HHS Announces $4.9 Billion Distribution to Nursing Facilities Impacted by COVID-19

On May 22, CMS announced it has begun distributing billions in relief funds to skilled nursing facilities to combat COVID-19.  This funding is to help nursing homes to address critical needs such as labor, scaling up their testing capacity, PPE and other expenses directly related to the pandemic. Distribution Methodology: Each nursing home will receive […]

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CMS Guideline for Safely Reopening Nursing Homes

CMS Guideline for Safely Reopening Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, on May 18, 2020, issued guidance for state and local officials to ensure the safe reopening of nursing homes nationwide. The purpose of these guidelines per CMS is to give guidance for states to take appropriate and necessary steps to ensure resident’s safety. One main objective of CMS […]

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The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act

The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package that would provide additional relief during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This relief is provided in several ways such as additional funding for state and local governments, additional stimulus checks for individuals, additional […]

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Webinars

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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