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Conference Prep: Don't Forget Networking Opportunities


Seasoned conference pros know that every conference is an opportunity to network, whether you go to attend, exhibit, or both. Here are some networking tips to consider before, during, and after the conference.

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New Technical Corrections to SNF RUG Rates Published for FY 2018


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a technical correction to the SNF RUG rates for FY 2018, effective 10/1/2017.

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Interim Rate Adjustments for Skilled Nursing Facilities after Irma


Will you be getting a bump in your SNF Medicaid rate to cover costs incurred in preparation for or recovery after Irma? Learn more about how to qualify for an interim rate adjustment for your SNF.


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New Waivers Regarding Care Issued by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Following Hurricane Irma


The Reingruber ALERT provides insights from advisors serving the post-acute healthcare community. Learn more about the new waivers authorized by the administrator of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) following Hurricane Irma.

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Governor Scott Issues New Emergency Rules for Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes Following Hurricane Irma


The Reingruber ALERT provides insights from advisors serving the post-acute healthcare community. Learn more about the effects of Hurricane Irma on new emergency rules, tax relief measures, and business interruption loss claims.

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Navigating the Social Workplace


Social media platforms are legitimate business tools; therefore, companies must place a high priority on developing social media etiquette.  Participating on your company’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, LinkedIn, etc) can benefit both you and your company.  

Here are some things to consider when you participate on your company’s social media platforms.

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You May Be Seated! Preparing to Sit for the CPA Exam


As discussed previously, passing the CPA exam is a daunting challenge, yet it is only a step along the journey toward one ultimate goal – to become a Certified Public Accountant. A successful exam preparedness plan begins with researching what is required to be a licensed CPA in your chosen state and then crafting a plan of attack to fulfill all of the state’s licensure requirements. 

I cannot stress enough the importance of these initial steps. I began my CPA journey with a misunderstanding about the educational requirements needed for licensure, and it hindered my progress by more than a year. My failure to plan correctly wreaked havoc upon my financial planning, affected my timeline for taking the CPA exam and delayed starting my career in public accounting.

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CPA Exam Prep: From Daunting to Doable


The CPA exams are difficult. Unfortunately, no magic Tips on How to Pass or 5 Do’s/Don’ts or even the top-rated study materials can guarantee you a passing grade on your exams for CPA licensure. What you can do is ensure that you’ve prepared for every step of the process. 

We asked four young CPAs who have recently passed or are in the process of taking their exams what they wish they had known before taking their first step towards getting their CPA license.

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Working Remotely: Perks & Pitfalls


So you want to work remotely?  Being able to work from home, out of the office, or off the job site sounds like a great idea, and it can be! But like anything else, it comes with unique perks and pitfalls of which you need to be aware.  Here are a few simple “Do”s and “Don’t”s to aid in your decision to work remotely and help you become successful at it.

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4 Reasons Why Your Start-Up Needs a CPA


Accounting is the language of business.  You have probably heard this phrase before. But what if you aren’t fluent?  Should you be spending hours and days learning a new language when you are launching a new business? Not at all!  Let a CPA help you.


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Is It Time for a Full-Time CFO?


Personnel and staffing issues often weigh heavily on a business owner’s mind. It’s important, of course, to have the right people in the right jobs, but executive hiring decisions aren’t always easy.

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Word to the Wise: How Will New Overtime Rules Affect Your Business?


The Department of Labor recently published new overtime and worker classification changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will impact more than 4 million workers and their employers.

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Health Care Law: Tax Considerations for Employers with Fewer than 50 Employees


This article reviews the portions of the Affordable Care Act that is only applicable for small employers.

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Resources to Help Your Business Adapt to the New Health Care Law


The IRS has updated the ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers page on their website. They have added valuable information and resources that explain how the new health care law can affect businesses of all sizes, especially if your business is considered an applicable large employer (ALE). 

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How Might Healthcare Reform Affect Your Construction Clients?


After more than three years of uncertainty, including a Supreme Court decision upholding its constitutionality, the implementation date for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the ACA) is almost here...

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Impact of the Rejection of DOMA on Employers and Employees


We are focusing on the impact of the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) on employers and employees.

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Delays in Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate


The Obama administration has decided to provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurer requirements begin.

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Who is Classified as a Large Employer Under the New Health Care Rules?


50 employees.  Sounds simple, but when is 50 not really 50?  When the IRS is involved in the count!  The IRS has issued long-awaited proposed reliance regulations, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which define a large employer for purposes of PPACA:

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Will You Benefit from a Medical Loss Rebate?


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established medical loss ratio standards for health insurance providers...

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Health Care Reform and Small Businesses


The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform legislation, but what does that mean for small businesses?

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Revenue Pharmaceutical Manufacturers or Importers of Branded Prescription Drugs: IRS Offers Dispute Resolution Process for the Preliminary Fee Calculation for the 2011 Annual Fee


On May 2, 2011, the IRS issued rules (Rev. Proc. 2011-24), which provide an exclusive process available to covered entities, which are certain manufacturers and importers of branded prescription drugs, to dispute the 2011 preliminary fee calculation and obtain any change to data that would be reflected in the final fee allocation. In order to participate in the dispute resolution process, a covered entity must submit a written error report to the IRS that is postmarked no later than June 1, 2011.

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What Health Care Reform Means to Your Business


Health care reform is now the law of the land. And nearly every individual and business in the U.S. will be affected by the new law’s provisions.

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Dealing with Health Care Reform's New Tax Laws: The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010


Now that Congress has passed landmark health care reform package, much work needs to be done in dealing with new requirements. While the end result of the legislative process is necessarily health care related, the tax law plays a major role in its implementation. From the tax credits and subsidies used to expand health coverage, to the many penalties, fees and surtaxes designed to pay for it, the Tax Code is front and center.

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