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New Kentucky Leadership Passes Right To Work Law

The new Kentucky leadership has acted quickly since the November election, passing a right-to-work bill that will significantly change the business climate in the Bluegrass State. So, what does this mean and how will it affect your business or site location decision? Find out these answers and more by reading our exploration of Kentucky’s legislative […]

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The #1 Issue Facing Construction Companies in 2017

An update to this article was published in 2019. Read it here.  When we talk to construction company clients and ask them how it’s going, many of them say, “we are busy, but we can’t find the people we need to keep up with the work.” Their employees are nearing retirement, and finding younger workers […]

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Simple Strategies for Reducing Supply Chain Costs

A recent study shows the average manufacturer spends nearly 6% more as a percentage of sales than the Best in Class manufacturer in the same industry. What are you doing to be Best in Class? In a 2015 study by News for Electronic Purchasing and the Supply Chain, respondents said the following measures have been […]

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2016 Post Election Tax Update

Any change in Presidential Administration brings the possibility, indeed the likelihood, of tax law changes and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is no exception. During the campaign, President-elect Trump outlined a number of tax proposals for individuals and businesses. This letter highlights some of the President-elect’s tax […]

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Sec. 179 Expensing Provides Many Businesses Tax Savings on 2017 Returns

Sec. 179 Expensing Provides Many Businesses Tax Savings On 2017 Returns

If you purchased qualifying property by December 31, 2017, you may be able to take advantage of Section 179 expensing on your 2017 tax return. You’ll also want to keep this tax break in mind in your property purchase planning, because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law this past December, significantly […]

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Gaming Requirements Exempt Organizations

By Annmarie Novotney Exempt organizations often have a focus on events or fundraisers from which to generate additional funds to promote their missions. Frequently, games of chance like bingo, pull tabs, raffles, card games and lotteries are used as part of these events. Although it can be argued that these activities are a means to […]

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The Future Of Coding Clinical Validation Reported Diagnoses

Lynette Thom, BS, RHIT, CCS, CDIP AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer U.S. hospital revenue cycles have been undergoing radical changes since the advent of the prospective payment system (PPS). In response to this radical change to the way they earned revenue, hospitals fought for changes to the PPS to prove to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

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Wire Transfer Fraud, It Could Happen To You Or Your Bank

Wire Transfer Fraud is one of the most creative avenues for robbing your bank. It is faceless, quick, and damaging to the bank’s reputation. The act itself will not harm your staff with a standoff, but it can blemish your customer’s trust. Criminals find it very easy to tap into these sources. They skillfully plan […]

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Cyber Security for Not-For-Profits

Data breaches can occur in any organization, and not-for-profits (NFPs) are not immune. Oftentimes NFPs can be at risk because their systems are not up-to-date or are simplistic in nature. It’s very important for NFPs, especially those that collect donor or member information (including names, addresses, email addresses, and credit card information), to address cyber […]

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Exempt Organization Public Disclosure Requirements

Tax-exempt organizations are different from non-exempt organizations in many ways; one of which is their annual returns and exemption forms are required to be made available to the public. The law requiring public disclosure affects organizations exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (the Code) section 501(a) and described in sections 501(c) or […]

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New service: Supervised exercise therapy for symptomatic peripheral artery disease

Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) For Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

On May 17, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) determined that the evidence was sufficient to cover supervised exercise therapy (SET) for beneficiaries with intermittent claudication (IC) for the treatment of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD). Up to 36 sessions over a 12-week period are covered if all of the following components of […]

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Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

Implementation Timeframes **Note: These final regulations will be effective 60 days following the date of public inspection of this final rule in the Federal Register. ** Phase 1: Upon the effective date of the final rule (November 28, 2016). Phase 2: 1 year following the effective date of the final rule (November 28, 2017). Phase 3: 3 years […]

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Dangerous Transactions To Avoid

Certain transactions can be considered automatic issues for an organization if conducted with an interested person. Transactions providing an economic benefit that exceeds the value of considerations given are known as excess benefit transactions and can create a large penalty for the individuals and organization involved. Safeguard your organization from significant penalties by avoiding the […]

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FASB Issues New Standard NFP Financial Reporting

On August 18, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-14 Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities that simplifies and improves how a not-for-profit organization classifies its net assets, as well as the information it presents in financial statements and notes about its liquidity, financial performance, and […]

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Quick Guide Form 990 Schedule L Reporting: Who and What Is Reported?

Certain transactions between your organization and interested persons — including excess benefit transactions, loans, grants, and business transactions — are required to be reported on the Form 990, Schedule L. Ideally, an organization would have a conflict of interest policy that provides guidance to interested persons on reportable transactions with timely disclosure. Documenting any potential […]

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Webinars

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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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