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  • President Signs SGR Patch, ICD-10 Delayed

    Apr 03

    To avoid further reductions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on April 1, 2014, the House and Senate have passed legislation to prevent a 24% cut in Medicare payments. The President has finalized this legislation to avoid the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) impact through March 31, 2015. Read more...

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  • State Income Tax Nexus - What is it and how can it help you?

    Apr 03

    How do you know when you have reporting requirements in other states for state income tax? “Nexus“ determines the company’s reporting requirements and tax obligations for a particular state.

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  • US Withholding Requirements for Payments to Foreign Persons

    Mar 13

    Does your business make payments to foreign persons? If so, US withholding taxes may be required. Learn more...

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  • FINAL ACA Health Insurance Mandate Rules

    Feb 19

    Finally, the Treasury has issued final regulations on the Health Insurance Mandate for Employers, which includes transitional relief for Mid-Size Employers...

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  • Pathology and Laboratory 2014 CPT Code Changes

    Feb 10

    The 2014 CPT code changes became effective January 1, 2014. There are several updates that impact pathology and laboratory providers. The following is a brief overview of these updates. Full lists of CPT details can be found at www.sva.com under Healthcare Medical Coding and Billing Resources.

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  • Misclassification of Workers can Cause Problems

    Jan 28

    The IRS has increased audits of businesses to determine if they are misclassifying employees as independent contractors.If a taxpayer misclassifies an employee as an independent contractor they can be liable for back payroll taxes, interest and penalties. The employer could also face penalties for not providing workers compensation insurance, employee benefits and state unemployment insurance. Starting in 2015, the employer can also be subject to a penalty for not providing health insurance coverage for the employee.

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  • Orthopedic 2014 CPT Code Changes

    Jan 24

    The 2014 CPT code changes became effective January 1, 2014 and there are several updates that impact orthopedic providers. The following is a brief overview of these updates. Full lists of CPT details can be found at www.sva.com under Healthcare Medical Coding and Billing Resources.

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  • Foreign Asset and Bank Account Reporting

    Jan 16

    As in prior years, annual reporting of foreign financial assets and foreign bank accounts is required and there continues to be rigorous enforcement of significant penalties if the reporting is not done.

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  • Ophthalmology e-Alert – Winter 2014

    Jan 16

    Several CPT code updates that impact Ophthalmology providers became effective January 1, 2014. The following is a brief overview of these updates. Full lists of CPT details can be found at sva.com under Medical Coding and Billing Resources.

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  • New Standard Mileage Rates for 2014

    Dec 16

    On December 6, the Internal Revenue Service announced their 2014 optional standard mileage rates. Employees, self-employed individuals and other taxpayers can use these rates to compute the deductible costs of operating their automobiles for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes.

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