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Co-Managed Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Growing Trend

Posted 8:26 PM by
A co-managed agreement between a hospital and a physician group is an increasing trend among ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). A hospital will essentially buy out the physician’s ownership at fair market value and will in turn utilize and engage the physician group to oversee and manage the surgery center. 
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Robotic Manufacturing

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Manufacturers are experimenting with new ways to use robots in their processes by having them work alongside humans, not just in place of them.
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Transfer DRG Services – Payment Analysis of Medicare Discharges to Post-Acute Care

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When a Medicare patient is discharged from a hospital for a post-acute care transfer, the hospital receives a prorated DRG payment (Transfer DRG). Following are examples of post-acute care discharges:
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Jim White to Moderate Indiana Restaurant Association’s Discussion on Building a Financially Successful Restaurant

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Jim White, a member of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Restaurant Services Group, will serve as moderator for the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Dec. 2 event, “How to Build a Financially Successful Restaurant.”
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National Restaurant Association Provides Healthcare Law Update

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The Affordable Care Act’s employer mandates begin to take effect in 2015 for employers with more than 100 full-time equivalent employees. For employers with 50 to 99 full-time equivalent employees, the mandates will take effect in 2016.
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Diesel Costs Continue to Slide

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The national average price for a gallon of diesel fell to $3.64, the lowest since February 2011. Fuel is the single largest expense for truckers, who’ve seen the average cost per mile increase each year since 2010, based on the results of the American Transportation Research Institute’s report, An Analysis of Operational Costs of Trucking. In an industry with continued tight capacity and a driver shortage, this could mean great things for companies that can successfully seat their fleet.
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‘Grow Your Restaurant’ Podcast: Patrick Tamm of the Indiana Restaurant Association

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Patrick Tamm, president and CEO of the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association, joins us to discuss a variety of issues affecting restaurant profitability, and he explains how restaurant associations are working to impact these issues.
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Finding Drivers Continues to Be at the Forefront of Trucking Company Issues

Posted 8:35 PM by
Seating trucks with quality drivers continues to be one of the biggest problems for most trucking companies. The industry continues to experience a driver shortage, anywhere from 25,000 – 35,000 drivers depending on where you look. Truckload Carriers Association chairman Shepard Dunn spoke recently on the topic at the American Trucking Associations annual Management Conference.  
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Employee Spotlight: Jay Benjamin

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You could easily wonder if Jay Benjamin’s favorite Beatles song is “Taxman.” When Katz, Sapper & Miller’s estate and tax planner is not busy advising the firm’s clients, he enjoys listening to all of his favorite Fab Four songs and adding to his impressive collection of Beatles records and memorabilia.
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ATRI Releases Popular Annual Costs of Trucking Report

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The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released the 2013 update of their report, An Analysis of Operational Costs of Trucking. The average marginal cost per mile (CPM) increased 2.5% to $1.67 during 2013.
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