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HORNE COVID-19 Resources

This page brings together resources and insights to help make change an opportunity for, instead of a disruptive force on your business.

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Conversations with HORNE - IPPS Proposed Rule

Last week, CMS released the FY 2022 IPPS/LTCH proposed rule, which includes several important proposed changes for providers. Don’t have time to read the 1,900-page document?️ Senior Managers Lori Crocker and Laura Gillenwater have done the heavy lifting for you, providing important takeaways in this helpful video.

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Conversations with HORNE - HIPAA Concerns

Don’t wait until a hefty HIPAA fine or cybersecurity breach happens to adopt risk mitigation strategies. This on-demand webinar from HORNE and Friday Firm answer important questions about HIPAA concerns for hospitals and health systems.

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Healthcare Minute - Employee Retention Credit Update

Amie Whittington Dean, Senior Manager in HORNE Healthcare’s Tax practice, created this helpful video explaining who qualifies for Employee Retention Credits and how to go about accessing them.

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Conversations with HORNE - Stark & Anti-kickback for Hospitals

What actions are most important for hospital administrators to take around Stark and Anti-kickback legislation? Find out in this conversation with HORNE and Friday Firm.

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Conversations with HORNE - While You Wait

Why is now a good time to take a second look at FEMA funding for your facility? In this webinar, we discuss FEMA funding, hospital strategy, financial reporting and audits – including recent single audit extensions.

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Healthcare Minute - PRF Reporting Preparation

Laura Gillenwater, Senior Manager, offers advice for hospitals and health systems interested in getting a jumpstart on PRF reporting.

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Buy-In - Stark Law Final Rule: A New Era for Value-Based Arrangements

What do healthcare providers need to prioritize in this new era of value-based arrangements? Are there potential Stark and Anti-Kickback “traps” for hospitals moving forward? Join host Greg Anderson and guest Cindy Reisz from Bass Berry & Sims as we dig into these questions and more on episode eight of Buy-In.

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Buy-In - Stark Law Final Rule: The Big Three

What is the best news to come from the new Stark final rule? What are the practical impacts on the new volume and value, commercial reasonableness, and fair market value definitions in evaluating transactions? Join host Christy Street and guest Julie Kass from Baker Donelson as we explore these questions and more on episode seven of Buy-In.

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Conversations with HORNE - Welcome Bert Pickard

Learn more about new Director Bert Pickard in this 2-minute video welcoming him to HORNE’s healthcare practice.

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Conversations with HORNE - Lost Revenue Calculations

Not sure how to calculate lost revenue for your facility? Join Greg Anderson and Laura Gillenwater in this helpful video for hospitals and health systems.

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Healthcare Minute - HHS Phase 3 Update

Laura Gillenwater, Senior Manager, offers an update for hospitals and health systems regarding HHS Phase 3 Provider Relief funding.

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Healthcare Minute - Medicare Accelerated & Advance Payment

Lori Crocker, Senior Manager, offers a quick update on Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments.

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Healthcare Minute - Phase 3 General Distribution Update

Lori Crocker, Senior Manager, offers an important update on Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 General Distributions.

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Healthcare Minute - BPCI Advanced Model Update

Director Greg Anderson covers what’s new in the BPCI Advanced Model.

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Healthcare Minute - IPPS Final Rule Update

Laura Gillenwater, Senior Manager, provides an important update on the IPPS Final Rule.

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[Webinar] Value-Based Care: How to Align Incentives & Achieve Coordinated Care in the Post-Pandemic World

Register now! On May 25, Chip Hutzler and Louisiana Hospital Association explore how hospitals and health systems are approaching value-based care in the changing landscape of healthcare delivery.

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Moody Earns Fellowship Designation from the Healthcare Financial Management Association

HORNE has announced that HORNE Healthcare Partner Kade Moody recently became a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA).

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FORWARD Insight is One Suite Deal

FORWARD Insights is the power of a CFO and COO in one. This software gives you real-time visibility into the financial metrics you need to stay on track and plan for the future.

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What Can HORNE Do for Your Dental Practice?

HORNE can help you bridge the gap between treating your patients and running a practice. We give you access to the clinical and financial data to make quick and informed decisions.

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One Suite Deal: The Power of a CFO and COO Podcast

One Suite Deal unveils HORNE’s ability to bridge the gap between a dental practice’s financial and clinical data. Learn how a dental practice owner can unshackle themselves from routine financial and administrative tasks and manage clinical processes to maximize the profitability and performance of a practice.

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Things to Consider When Searching for Your Rural Health System’s Next Financial Leader

Are you in need of a CFO or other financial director for your rural health system? Senior executives may not move on every day. But when they do leave, they're...

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HORNE Video: Let Me Know

🎬 Let Me Know. Having your “I”s dotted and “T”s crossed is important. But you need more than just compliance. Most business decisions have operational, tax, personal or long-term financial repercussions. HORNE can help.

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HORNE Video: Be Proud

🎬 CPAs are awesome! And we should know. HORNE is a professional services firm founded on a cornerstone of public accounting. But HORNE didn’t stop there. We added even more talent & skills to solve our clients’ biggest issues.

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The Power of a CFO and COO in One

In this Q&A, Chrissy Leggett talks about how HORNE’s dental team is stepping up to help dentists bridge the gap between treating their patients and running a practice. 

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HORNE Video: More Than

MORE THAN. We focus on construction, cybersecurity, economic recovery, financial institutions, franchise, healthcare, M&A and public & middle market companies nationwide. We also offer technology & business acceleration services. And yes, we do taxes.

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Big News Regarding the Big Three: New HHS Revisions to the Stark Law

Let's hear it for clarity! Thanks to the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) revision of the Physician Referral Law (aka Stark law) in November 2020, we now have...

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Decision Point: Age into New Norms Podcast

Decision Point: Age into New Norms takes to heart that long-term care is a community anchor. Hosted by HORNE Healthcare Consultant Barry Plunkett, this series emphasizes resilience in long-term care and fosters the adoption of change by discussing trends that can transform, empower and rid the long-term care community of the neglect it’s been given. Until now.

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Structuring FMV Physician Compensation Podcast

Listen to the latest podcast from American Health Law Association where HORNE Healthcare's  Senior Manager, Christy Street speaks to Anna Grizzle, Bass Berry & Sims, about structuring provider compensation models from a regulatory perspective.

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5 Key Changes in the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

A final rule updating the physician fee schedule (PFS) rates was issued by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on December 1, 2020. The Final Rule finalizes many...

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Long-Awaited Stark and Anti-Kickback Regulations Published

On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the long-awaited final rules revising regulations related to the Physician Self-Referral Law (known commonly as the Stark Law),...

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Shifting Sands: Reshaping Charitable Foundations Podcast

Shifting Sands: Reshaping Charitable Foundations looks to the horizon of charitable giving to understand how foundations have changed course in 2020 and what’s next as we reimagine charitable events, education and outreach.

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Let’s Talk Transitions: Determining the Value of Your Dental Practice

HORNE Healthcare Partner Kathy Watts addresses how to determine and increase the value of your dental practice, and how it goes go hand-in-hand with a transition that is seamless and successful.

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Trump vs. Biden Tax Proposals

One way to manage the economic recovery is through changes to the current tax law. This chart examines the differences between the proposals under current President Donald J. Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. 

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How Much is Your Dental Practice Worth?

Selling a dental practice starts with answering the question: How much is my dental practice worth?

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FORWARD Long-Term Care Channel

FORWARD is our long-term care video channel where you can receive guidance on important regulatory updates to adapt to current changes and anticipate future ones.

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Telebehavioral Health Resources for Hospitals and Health Systems

Demand for mental health services has long outpaced supply. Telebehavioral health represents an opportunity to close the gap - especially in rural and underserved communities.

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7 Ways That COVID-19 Will Impact Physician Practice Acquisition

Change is a defining characteristic of healthcare. From technology to regulation to reimbursement, every aspect of the industry is in a constant state of evolution. However, few things have changed...

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6 Ways COVID-19 is Impacting Healthcare Transactions

Hundreds of physician practice acquisitions and healthcare-related transactions are in process at any given time. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the accompanying shutdown threw many such transactions into a state...

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HORNE's Buy-In Valuation Podcast

Buy-In podcast series features conversations with healthcare attorneys and in-house counsel, exploring valuation topics ranging from physician compensation and hospital mergers to value-based arrangements and telehealth.

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FORWARD Hospitals and Health Systems Channel

FORWARD is our hospital and health system video channel, where you’ll meet our team, watch special Town Hall Q and A sessions, and receive important updates from our Healthcare Minute series.

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FORWARD Dental Practices Channel

FORWARD is a new dental video channel from HORNE Healthcare offering the advice and guidance you need to optimize performance, control costs and maximize the value of your practice.

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Explanations of Guidance for CMS Blanket Waivers

On April 21, CMS issued explanatory guidance for the March 29 blanket waivers to “Stark Law” that covers financial relationships and referrals related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  

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Advance Payment Program Suspended by CMS

On April 26, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the immediate suspension of the Advance Payment program to Part B suppliers.

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Important Clarification for Provider Relief Fund FAQs from HHS

On April 26, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the immediate suspension of the Advance Payment program to Part B suppliers. Here are some important points from the Provider Relief Fund FAQ. 

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SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance Information

Applicants that submit complete, supported forgiveness information will receive the maximum loan forgiveness and have their approvals processed quickly.

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WEBINAR: Hospital and Health Systems Weekly Town Hall

HORNE Healthcare team members address some of the most pressing issues and concerns for hospitals and health systems due to the uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FCC Accepting Applications for $200M Telehealth Program Funding

Update: On June 25, 2020, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program stopped accepting new applications. COVID-19 continues to push the federal government to eliminate barriers to full-scale adoption of telehealth services....

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WEBINAR: Dental Weekly Town Hall

HORNE Healthcare team members address some of the most pressing issues and concerns for dentists and dental practices due to the uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Save Small Business Fund

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched the Save Small Business Fund to provide assistance to small business owners impacted by coronavirus. 

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PPP Guidance for the Self-Employed

With the release of the CARES Act and announcement of the PPP, taxpayers have been anxiously awaiting additional guidance related to self-employed individuals.

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WEBINAR: Physician Weekly Town Hall

HORNE Healthcare team members address some of the most pressing issues and concerns for physicians and practices due to the uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CMS Issues Blanket Waivers of Stark Law Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATED April 8, 2020 On March 29, CMS issued blanket waivers of the Physician Self-Referral Law (commonly known as the “Stark Law”) to cover financial relationships and referrals related to...

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Act Now to Benefit from SBA Relief Loan

SBA 7(a) Relief Loans offered under the PPP cover payroll and other specific expenses for small businesses for an eight-week period.

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How Does COVID-19 Telehealth Expansion Affect Providers?

UPDATED April 7, 2020: There have been updates to the proposed rule which can be found here. Telehealth services have become even more critical in caring for patients as the...

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Quick Reference to FEMA Support Under Emergency Declaration for COVID-19

The President has declared the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic an emergency declaration and your entity could be eligible to apply for Public Assistance.

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New Payment Models Overview

Moving to value-based payment models is not simply a decision to accept the financial risk and is not a short-term transition.

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Do Your Real Estate Activities Qualify for the New Pass-Through Deduction?

199A deduction regulations address what rental activities qualify for the deduction. The IRS issued Notice 2019-07, establishing a proposed safe harbor for real estate enterprises.

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Tax Reform Guidance for Pass-Throughs is Here

Section 199A—commonly referred to as the “20% pass-through deduction,” provides a deduction of up to 20% of income from a domestic business operating as a sole proprietorship or through a partnership, S corporation, trust or estate.

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Physician Compensation

It's time to change the way you pay your physicians. Here's why. To succeed in the healthcare industry, you need to attract and retain the most talented physicians. The U.S. faces a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030*, which means that competition for talent will be fiercer than ever.

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Managing FMV/CR Risk

Mitigating the risk of a qui tam relator should be a top priority for healthcare risk management systems.

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What Can't Go On Forever...Won't.

The current healthcare system is headed for a crash. Are you adapting?

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8 Considerations in Moving Employed Physicians from Volume to Value-Based Compensation

Get key insights for transforming your physician compensation models to align with MACRA objectives

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Payment Model Reform Infographic

Are You Prepared For Success In The Ever-Changing World Of Healthcare Reimbursements?

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6 Considerations in Choosing a Healthcare Valuation Appraiser

Trusting HORNE for healthcare valuation counsel is the first step in successfully managing operations toward clinical excellence. Here are six considerations in choosing your organization's valuation appraisal. 

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Healthcare Revenue Recognition

The new revenue recognition standard is a fundamental change in how healthcare providers recognize patient revenue. It’s likely you will recognize revenue earlier or later than you would under the current revenue recognition standard, and that impacts your financial health.

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Healthcare Hard Trends and Opportunities

No industry has seen such monumental changes as healthcare has in the past decade—changes in the regulatory environment, the populations we serve, as well as the technology used to deliver care and improve operational processes.  In the course of our work advising healthcare organizations, we have observed the following trends and challenges.