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How to Improve Your Quality Component Scoring

9/6/2018

Make sure that you are taking steps to maximize your Quality Points and the Quality-based component of your Medicaid rate!

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Recent Improvements to Hospice Notice of Election (NOE)

6/21/2018

Good news! New improvements have been made to the Hospice Notice of Election (NOE). Things are changing, so learn how the new procedures work by reading the full article.

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Don't Fall Victim to Cyber Crime!Protect Your Personal Information

4/26/2018

You are driving to a meeting with a new prospective client.  Your boss calls and needs those reports for her meeting that starts in 10 minutes.  Whipping into the local coffee shop with free wi-fi, you can shoot those reports out, buy a round of lattes for the meeting and still make it on time.  Out comes the laptop as you find a small table in the corner, and you connect to the CoffeeShoppe_Guest wireless network. The New Email button is clicked, the reports are attached, you add the recipient and click Send.  

 But, did you just expose your personal information?  Will you be a victim of cyber crime?  The most frequent target for cyber criminals is personal information

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Submission Deadlines: FRVS Survey Data

4/4/2018

DUE APRIL 30, 2018: Submission of updated FRVS survey data to AHCA. The FRVS survey data will be used to calculate your 10/01/2018 FRVS rate.

 

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Industry Check-Up: How New Accounting Standards Will Impact Healthcare

3/22/2018

Some of the most significant accounting changes in recent years are right around the corner. Two new standards will have a great impact on healthcare and other entities: revenue recognition and lease standards.

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New Requirements for SNF ABNs

2/6/2018

Effective May 7, 2018: New version of the Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (SNF ABN) is mandated - Form CMS-10055 (2018). CMS is encouraging earlier implementation.

 

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New Medicare Cards Required to Fight Identity Theft

2/2/2018

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires all Social Security Numbers (SSNs) to be removed from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards.

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Conference Prep: Don't Forget Networking Opportunities

10/26/2017

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

10/17/2017

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

10/2/2017

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

9/25/2017

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

9/20/2017

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

7/20/2017

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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Working Remotely: Perks & Pitfalls

6/14/2017

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

5/25/2017

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?

11/11/2016

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?

9/5/2016

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

12/28/2015

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

9/30/2015

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?

1/6/2014

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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Medicare Two Midnight Rule Enforcement Relaxed

10/18/2013

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will ease enforcement of the “two-midnight rule” through December 31 of this year...

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Impact on Retirement Plans of Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA

7/29/2013

The Supreme Court, in U.S. v. Windsor, ruled on June 26, 2013 that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional...

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Impact of the Rejection of DOMA on Employers and Employees

7/26/2013

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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The Rejection of DOMA and Its Impact on Same-Sex Married Couples

7/12/2013

The Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) will have a significant impact on same-sex married couples. Here are some ways that they are affected.

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Delays in Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate

7/3/2013

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

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