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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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Compensation What You Don’t Know May Cost You

Payroll compliance may not seem like a concerning issue to your organization. You have hired an outside payroll provider. That provider diligently pays employees every two weeks, remits payroll taxes, and files all necessary returns. However, unless you inform the payroll provider of all types of compensation, you may be underreporting. For W-2 reporting purposes, […]

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Olympic Fever

By Michael Rhinehart, Staff Accountant With a record-breaking Olympic performance in the books for the United States, we welcome our athletes back with a round of applause. Team USA led all countries for the sixth year in a row with 121 medals. Of these medals brought home, 46 were golds, 37 silvers, and 38 bronzes. […]

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The New Lease Accounting Standard: What you can do now

Update published on June 5, 2020: FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) Effective Dates for Certain Entities, as part of its efforts to support and assist stakeholders as they cope with the many challenges and hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Update published on December […]

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There’s More To Tax Day Than Simply Taxes

Most people dread it. Often, individuals have the concept of Uncle Sam holding out his hand waiting for you to pay him every April 15th (although in 2017, it’s actually April 18th). Whether it is the amount of tax due from the previous year or their first quarterly estimate tax payment, it tends to make […]

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IRS Reminds Taxpayers Major 2015 Tax Changes

Fact Sheet 2016-8, February IRS has issued a Fact Sheet highlighting major tax changes for 2015, including the renewal of key taxpayer-favorable benefits, a new way to save for retirement through MyRA accounts, ABLE accounts for people with disabilities, and updates on health care provisions. Changes for 2015. The Fact Sheet covers a gamut of […]

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Board of Directors’ Use of Financial Ratios

By: Shawn Williams, CPA, FHFMA, Audit Senior Manager As a current board member for several not-for-profit organizations, my fellow board members and executives seek my advice when reviewing and dissecting financial reports. CPAs are highly preferred during annual board recruitment due to their knowledge of finances, taxes, and accounting standards; however, the non-finance volunteers serving […]

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Webinars

Vsimple and Hearn Construction Workflow Management Webinar

On-Demand Webinar: Vsimple Success Stories – Hearn Construction

Blue & Co. and Vsimple hosted a webinar on Tuesday, December 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST entitled Workflow Management: How Hearn Construction is Standardizing & Simplifying Their Business Processes Using Vsimple. This is part one of a series of use case examples demonstrating the success that client’s of Vsimple have discovered while […]

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On-Demand Webinar: Myths and Facts of Commercial Loan Reviews

Download Webinar Resources On April 6, Blue & Co. held a webinar entitled Myths and Facts of Commercial Loan Reviews. Panelists debunked common loan review myths and presented the facts and practical tips and lessons learned related to commercial loan review. Duration: 1 Hour CPE not available Download Presentation Here Watch a Recording of the […]

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Webinar: A Guide to the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax Return for Manufacturers

You’re Invited Join Blue & Co. on Wednesday, February 9 at 12:00 PM EST for a webinar entitled A Guide to the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax Return for Manufacturers. This presentation will walk through the Kentucky Tangible Personal Property Tax Return and identify common preparation errors & potential tax savings opportunities. Duration: 1 hr. CPE Credit: […]

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Tax Reform Distillery

Webinar: Tax Reform – What Does it Mean for You and Your Distillery?

You’re Invited! Join Blue & Co. and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) on Thursday, December 9 at 10:00 AM EST for a webinar entitled Tax Reform: What does it mean for you and your distillery? Presented by the Beverage Services Group at Blue & Co., LLC., this session will discuss the potential tax outlook for distilleries […]

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On-Demand Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in the Workplace

President Biden’s administration recently announced its Path Out of the Pandemic action plan which included specific guidance around a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The action plan calls for employers with 100 or more employees to require employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests, as well as requiring vaccinations for federal employees, contractors, and hospitals […]

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COVID Vaccine Mandates & Your Organization Webinar

Join Us! Join Blue & Co., Current HR, and DBL Law on November 16th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST for a webinar covering the new COVID vaccine mandates and what it means for your ogranization. President Biden’s administration recently announced its Path Out of the Pandemic action plan. The action plan calls for […]

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