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Annual Manufacturing Reports Provide Important Data for Future Growth Initiatives

Posted 7:06 PM by
The 2014 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report recently issued by Conexus Indiana and Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) leaves no doubt that Indiana has moved well beyond the Great Recession. Manufacturing and logistics are thriving in Indiana. The Report Card complements Katz, Sapper & Miller's annual Indiana Manufacturing Survey. 
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EPA Rule "Reigns" on Manufacturing

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U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy recently introduced a sweeping initiative to curb national power plant emissions by nearly a third by 2030. The announcement is meant to be the centerpiece of President Obama’s plans to tackle climate change, and it is characterized as “ambitious but achievable.” However, passionate debate has erupted in response to the 645-page proposal, which is set to be finalized next year.
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‘Grow Your Restaurant’ Podcast: Andy Marshall of Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant

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Andy Marshall, owner of Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant in Tennessee, joins us to discuss how Puckett’s achieves sales at more than twice the rate of the top quartile of restaurants, based on the National Restaurant Association's 2013-2014 Restaurant Operations Report.
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Employee Spotlight: Mike Gizzi

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Mike Gizzi, a manager in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Healthcare Resources Group, leads the firm’s consulting initiatives for hospitals, health systems and physician groups. He also contributes to the Healthcare Resources Group’s practice development initiatives. But before donning leather dress shoes, Mike laced up Nikes in Europe, where he played professional basketball for 12 years.
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4 Ways for Restaurants to Control Food Costs

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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

Posted 9:05 PM by
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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