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4 Ways for Restaurants to Control Food Costs

Posted 12:00 PM by
How does your food cost stack up against other restaurant operations? It is not uncommon for us to see a 5% difference in food cost between high-preforming operations and under-performing operations. The question is, what are the effective operations doing that the under performers are not?
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Investors are “Hopped Up” on Craft Beer

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Hoosiers can’t seem to get enough craft beer these days. With popularity increasing, breweries are popping up all over the state and are topping the tech and manufacturing markets in terms of growing capital. With craft beer sales growing 20% in 2013 ($14.3 billion), breweries and distilleries have drawn considerable attention across the nation.
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Increased Importance on IT Security in the Healthcare Industry

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We hear news reports almost daily of data security breaches from companies, both large and small, that can seriously affect the lives of consumers who frequent these companies. While breaches among retailers, schools and other entities may have drastic consequences, the private nature of information held by healthcare organizations increases the importance of their data security.
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Continued Growth and Popularity of Accountable Care Organizations

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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) began formation in 2012 as part of the Affordable Care Act. An analysis conducted in May of 2014 reports that more than 600 ACOs now exist in the United States today. Even with their growing popularity, many providers are remaining cautious due to the significant investments that need to be made to develop the structure required for an ACO.
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Metric Achievement: A Growing Component of Physician Compensation

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More and more, the healthcare marketplace is placing increased importance on patient satisfaction and quality care. As such, compensation models for physicians are increasingly emphasizing the importance of achieving certain patient satisfaction and quality-care metrics.
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Time is Running Out: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fee Due July 31

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The PCORI fee is due July 31, 2014, from health insurers and the plan sponsors of self-insured plans. The fee is paid annually using Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. Please note that electronic filing is available, but not required. Payment will be due at the time the Form 720 is due.
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Annual Grading of Indiana’s Manufacturing Health

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The Indianapolis Business Journal and Conexus Indiana recently hosted The State of Manufacturing and Logistics: High Tech Is Here … Is Indiana Ready? At the event, Dr. Michael J. Hicks of Ball State University unveiled the annual Manufacturing and Logistics National Report, which grades the health of manufacturing across the country by evaluating the following categories in each state.
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Video: Almack Encourages Trucking Owners to Improve Operations by Participating in a Benchmarking Survey

Posted 4:53 PM by
Tim Almack, partner in charge of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, discusses the KSM & McLeod Software Operations Performance Benchmarking Project, which aims to provide an operations level benchmark for the trucking industry. The deadline for submissions to be included in the benchmark report is July 1.
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Highlights from NRA Show 2014

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Jim White of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Restaurant Services Group recently attended NRA Show 2014, hosted by the National Restaurant Association, from May 17-20 in Chicago, Ill. Breakout sessions offered tips, tools and expert advice on a variety of subjects, while the show floor showcased the latest technology and trends in the restaurant industry.
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Time Is Running Out: Open Enrollment Ends on March 31, 2014

Posted 7:58 PM by
Time is running out to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Simply put, if individuals do not sign up for a health insurance plan by Monday, March 31 2014, they might have to wait nine (9) months for coverage. The next Open Enrollment is Nov. 15, 2014 through Jan. 15, 2015. If an individual waits until November to sign up, the earliest they could get coverage would be Jan. 1, 2015.
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