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Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Carmel, Ind. (November 23, 2022) – The accounting and consulting firms of Alerding CPA Group (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Blue & Co., LLC (Carmel, Ind.) have announced their merger. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.), effective December 1, 2022. This acquisition will provide Blue & Co. with greater market […]

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Not-for-Profit Single Audit Requirements – Evaluation of Revenue Sources

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager Not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) that receive federal financial assistance over certain levels, either directly from a federal agency or indirectly through state or local agencies, may be required to have a single audit performed under Federal Uniform Guidance. Single Audit Requirements A single audit includes not only an audit of […]

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Occupational Mix Survey: What You Need to Know

Every three years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires any Hospital that is subject to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) to complete an Occupational Mix Survey (OMS). This data is then used to calculate an Occupational Mix Adjustment Factor (OMAF). The occupational mix adjustment impacts a hospital’s average hourly wage and […]

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FY 2023 PDPM SNF PPS Calculator is Now Available

It has been a month since regulation for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) rates went into effect. In the final rule CMS put in place a 4.6% PDPM (Patient-Driven Payment Model) parity adjustment to reduce overall spending to a budget-neutral […]

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Blue & Co., LLC acquires Lee R. Ford & Associates

Carmel, Ind. (November 7, 2022) – The accounting and consulting firms of Lee R. Ford & Associates (Carmel, Indiana) and Blue & Co., LLC (Carmel, Indiana) have announced their merger, effective November 1, 2022. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.) This acquisition will provide Blue & Co. with […]

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Worksheet S-10 & Medicare DSH Update for Hospitals

FFY2020 Worksheet S-10 audits are in the final stages for most hospitals in the nation and we continue to see significant audit findings and extrapolation factors taking place throughout the industry. Please be sure to review all proposed S-10 audit adjustments closely to ensure your uncompensated care is maximized. Worksheet S-10: Two-Year Average of S-10 […]

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Accounting for and Disclosure of Crypto Assets for Nonprofits

By: Andrew Brock, CPA, Senior Manager Diversification through crypto assets, including cryptocurrency or other digital assets, in an organization’s investment portfolio, has become a more prevalent conversation, especially over the past couple of years, in light of some of the performance in these types of investments. It is a conversation that has organizations wondering if […]

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Infusions: Will your documentation pass a Targeted Probe and Educate Review?

For years, Blue & Co. has received questions from hospitals regarding coding and billing for infusions, as well as documentation requirements. Infusion coding can be some of the most difficult coding for hospitals. It takes a certain understanding of 1) the required hierarchy, 2) what happens if a stop time is not recorded, 3) how […]

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Blue & Co., LLC Named 2022 Best Employers in Ohio for 12th Year

CARMEL, Ind. (October 19, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is honored to announce that it has been ranked as one of the 2022 Best Employers in Ohio by Best Companies Group. This designation is held in partnership with Crain’s Cleveland Business and Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland and marks the 12th year Blue & Co. has […]

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Five Steps to Build Successful Growth Strategies

In a post-pandemic environment, providers are more likely to refer patients for procedures, diagnostic testing, and physician visits to non-hospital environments. This presents an opportunity for healthcare leaders to re-exam their growth strategies and develop structure to define the market opportunity, redefine access as defined by providers and customers, and leverage data to prevent leakage […]

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Not-for-Profit Single Audit Requirements – Evaluation of Revenue Sources

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager Not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) that receive federal financial assistance over certain levels, either directly from a federal agency or indirectly through state or local agencies, may be required to have a single audit performed under Federal Uniform Guidance. Single Audit Requirements A single audit includes not only an audit of […]

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Occupational Mix Survey: What You Need to Know

Every three years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires any Hospital that is subject to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) to complete an Occupational Mix Survey (OMS). This data is then used to calculate an Occupational Mix Adjustment Factor (OMAF). The occupational mix adjustment impacts a hospital’s average hourly wage and […]

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FY 2023 PDPM SNF PPS Calculator is Now Available

It has been a month since regulation for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) rates went into effect. In the final rule CMS put in place a 4.6% PDPM (Patient-Driven Payment Model) parity adjustment to reduce overall spending to a budget-neutral […]

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