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Year-End Tax Planning: Top 10 Considerations

Posted 6:03 PM by
As 2014 draws to a close, there are many year-end tax-planning strategies that both businesses and individuals should consider. Read the top-10 list of such considerations, including updates on this week's "tax extenders" legislation, the recent changes included in the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, new repair regulations, and others.
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White House Pledges Action to Help U.S. Manufacturing Grow

Posted 8:50 PM by
Earlier this year, President Obama announced his support to help grow one of the nation’s already fast-growing industries.The manufacturing industry in the United States has filled over 700,000 jobs since early 2010. To capitalize on this growth, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee, which is made up of CEOs, labor leaders, and university presidents, was created as a part of the president’s Council of Advisors in Science and Technology.
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How Indy Can Compete for the Best Tech Talent

Posted 9:10 PM by
Last week, TechPoint released the second in a series of reports on the technology workforce in central Indiana: Defining the Demand—Tech Skills Central Indiana Companies Need to Grow. In it, local employers reveal their struggle to attract top-notch tech talent to the area.
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U.S. and Mexico Considered Low-Cost Manufacturing “Rising Stars”

Posted 9:15 PM by
According to a recent article in The Economist, “When cheap is not so cheap,” the U.S. and Mexico are becoming more price-competitive as global manufacturing options.
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2014 Indiana Manufacturing Survey Results: Strong for Today, Concerned for Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted 3:34 PM by
The results are in from Katz, Sapper & Miller's annual Indiana Manufacturing Survey, and it appears that although Hoosier manufacturing is poised for growth, the industry is threatened by regulatory costs and workforce weaknesses.
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Co-Managed Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Growing Trend

Posted 8:26 PM by
A co-management 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

Posted 9:13 PM by
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

Posted 11:10 PM by
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

Posted 12:00 PM by
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

Posted 12:00 PM by
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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