Physician Groups

New funding available: Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 General Distribution

October 6, 2020

New funding available: Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 General Distribution   Additional Funding Released Starting Oct. 5, you can apply to receive funds based on assessed revenue losses and expenses due to COVID-19. The opportunity to receive up to 2% of annual revenue from patient care remains active. As released from HHS: Healthcare providers, including…

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HHS Provider Relief Fund Reporting Guidance

September 22, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Fund Reporting Guidance On September 19, 2020 the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued Post Payment Notice Reporting Requirements.  All recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments are required to comply with the reporting requirements described in the Terms and Conditions and specified in future directions issued by the Secretary.  Below…

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HHS Provider Relief Fund – General and Targeted Fund Update

July 24, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Fund – General and Targeted Fund Update HHS issued a limited update Monday July 20th.  The update suggests that providers who received more than $10,000 in PRFs (i.e., any payment under the $50 billion General Distribution, Medicaid/CHIP distribution, or various targeted distributions) will be subject to “future reporting requirements” and that detailed instructions regarding…

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Governor Signs the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act

The Governor signed the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act on July 14, 2020. 2020: For the remainder of this year, the Act will require all employers to comply with the emergency paid sick leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The paid sick leave provision of the FFCRA mandates that an employer…

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HHS Provider Relief Fund Expanded to Medicaid & CHIP Providers

June 10, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Fund Expanded to Medicaid & CHIP Providers Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing additional distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs.…

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HHS Provider Relief Funds – Automatic Payments & New Application Portal

May 7, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Funds – Automatic Payments & New Application Portal Medical practices that serve Medicare patients can participate in the Provider Relief Funds under the CARES Act.  HHS provider relief funds were released in two automatic disbursals released on or around Friday April 16th and again on April 24th as automatic payments. In addition…

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The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal is NOW OPEN

April 16, 2020

The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal is now open HERE.  Providers who have been allocated a payment from the initial $30 billion general distribution must sign an attestation confirming receipt of the funds and agree to the terms and conditions within 30 days of payment. What to do if you are an…

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HHS Payments Auto Deposited Under CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

April 15, 2020

President Trump is providing support to healthcare providers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 27, 2020, the President signed the bipartisan CARES Act that provides $100 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. This funding will be used to support healthcare-related expenses or lost…

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At the "Webside'

August 29, 2016

(Modern Healthcare, By Erica Teichert; Published August 2016) As telemedicine takes root, there’s a growing need to train physicians on how to handle virtual visits with patients and develop a good ‘webside manner.’   When Kaiser Permanente’s emergency room wait times began rising three years ago, Dr. Dennis Truong and a colleague launched a telemedicine program…

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ColoradoCare An Independent Analysis

August 19, 2016

Colorado voters have a momentous choice to make about their health care this fall. Amendment 69 would create ColoradoCare, a revolutionary system to pay for health care. It’s a response to concerns that the current system costs too much and fails to provide for everyone’s health needs. ColoradoCare would resemble some systems in Canada and…

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Financial Analysis of ColoradoCare

August 12, 2016

(Colorado Health Institute; Published August 2016) ColoradoCare, the proposed universal health care system on November’s ballot, would struggle to bring in enough revenue to cover its costs, according to an independent financial analysis released by the Colorado Health Institute. The Colorado Health Institute is a nonpartisan source of independent and objective health information, data and…

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IRS Extends Health Care Information Return Due Dates

January 8, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the due date for providing the following 2015 forms have been extended from February 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016: 2015 Form 1095-B – Health Coverage 2015 Form 1095-C – Employer Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Also, the IRS has announced that the due date for…

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2016 Deductible Vehicle Mileage Rate Decrease

The IRS has announced the official mileage rates for 2016.   The IRS mileage rates for 2016 for the use of a vehicle are: 54 Cents per mile for business use down from 5 cents in 2015. 19 cents per mile for medical reasons or moving purposes down from 23 cents in 2015. 14 cents per…

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Tax-Free Income from Renting Your Home

May 1, 2015

From Canton, Ohio, where the Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend takes place in August, to Los Angeles, which has Haunted Hayrides to celebrate Halloween throughout October, cities small and large host special events throughout the year. Moreover, oceanfront communities attract millions of tourists in the summer while mountain regions offer winter sports each winter.…

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Deducting Business Travel

April 30, 2015

As the world shrinks, business owners may find themselves traveling to foreign destinations. Often, such trips are vital, leading to personal visits with suppliers and potential customers. Ideally, you’ll be able to deduct all your travel costs, but that may not be the case if you venture beyond the 50 states and Washington, D.C.  …

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Business Owners Get More Bang From Flex Plan Bucks

April 28, 2015

Although all the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are still unclear, it’s likely that health insurance costs will continue to increase in the future. Business owners may require greater health plan contributions from participating employees. In addition, this health care law already has made it more difficult for individuals to deduct medical outlays:…

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