Healthcare Insights

Decoding ACA: IRS Reporting and Subsidy Management

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Decoding ACA: IRS Reporting and Subsidy Management Webinar: Wednesday | April 22 | 2:00 PM EDT IRS reporting forms 1094 and 1095 for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been finalized and coding the forms can be especially complex when taking into consideration new concepts such as limited non-assessment periods, affordability safe harbors, and varying measurement [Read More…]

IRS Releases Final 1094-C and 1095-C Forms and Instructions

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On February 9, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the final Forms 1094-C and 1095-C that are required to comply with section 6055 and 6056 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers that are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions under section 4980H, generally Applicable Large Employer (ALE) Members (those with 100 or [Read More…]

Obama’s Budget Proposal Calls for Strict Enforcement of ACA Penalties for Employers

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President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget proposal, released on February 2, 2015 by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), includes a specific provision where the IRS will ramp up enforcement efforts to “address noncompliance” including oversight of various fees, tax credits and the individual and employer responsibility provisions of the Affordable [Read More…]

Data Privacy Helps Maintain Account Security

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The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) hosts a Data Privacy Day each year on January 28. This event highlights the importance of keeping personally-identifiable information (PII) secure – which works to prevent online fraud. According to the NCSA, six in ten small businesses (59%) say they do not require any multi-factor authentication for access to any [Read More…]

Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

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Medical identity theft and fraud are rising as more private patient data is put online without adequate security measures. Not only are patients being billed for treatments they never received, medical records are being altered in ways that can have life-threatening consequences. In the most recent survey conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, medical identity [Read More…]

Attacking Identity Theft and Fraud with Analytics

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According to a recent study there was a increase of more than 500,000 fraud victims to 13.1 million people in 2013, the second highest number since the study began. Analytics that separate the real person from the fraudster using someone else’s name help provide maximum protection against identity theft. Our sources of credit, collections, and other private [Read More…]

Tax Implications for Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare

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Whether it’s Brookdale’s acquisition of Emeritus or Kindred acquiring Gentiva in the long-term care space, Catholic Health East and Trinity merging, Tenet and Vanguard coming together, or Community Health Systems’ acquisition of Health Management Associates, healthcare has seen tremendous merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.  In fact, some 600 mergers and acquisitions have occurred in the past two [Read More…]

Move Past Secrets to Real Identity Verification

Account Takeover Protection for Online and Mobile Banking

Prior to the burst of social media sharing, little known facts about our lives were widely used for authentication before we were permitted access to sensitive information. For example, if someone called a retail bank to check a balance or question a DDA fee, she would provide identifying information for herself and her account, and [Read More…]

E-Verify Announcements – myE-Verify and Record Disposal

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E-Verify has been active recently with several new announcements over the past few weeks.  While they may not have a significant immediate impact, the release of myE-Verify along with new Record Disposal rules present a perfect opportunity to review your overall procedures related to E-Verify.  Highlights of the recent announcements include the following: myE-Verify: A [Read More…]

Thwarting True Name Fraud Like Never Before

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Identity theft impacts over 15 million US consumers a year, at a cost to businesses of over $50 billion annually. Many of us are worried about our identities being stolen. Can more be done to protect the consumer? Absolutely. More also needs to be done to protect businesses from fraud and theft based on identity [Read More…]