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  • ACA Health Insurance Mandate is Here! How does it affect your business?

    Jun 26

    The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Mandate is finally here. Many businesses are still trying to determine if it applies to them, when it applies to them and how to deal with it. There are also concerns about the reporting and tracking of information for Forms 1094C (for the Company) and 1095C (for each employee). The final rules are summarized here...

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  • PCORI Fee for Self-Insured Health Plans Due 7/31/2015

    Jun 17

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on self-insured health plans to fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). For self-insured plans ending in January 2014 through September 2014, the fee is $2 per covered life based on the average number of lives covered under the policy or plan. For self-insured plans ending in October 2014 through December 2014, the fee is $2.08 per covered life.

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  • Don’t Lose Revenue Due to Meaningful Use

    Jun 09

    In theory, using your practice’s electronic health record (EHR) in a meaningful way should be a benefit to your providers, employees and patients. In reality, the rules and regulations regarding the Meaningful Use of EHRs and associated incentive programs can be confusing, trigger external audits and result in lost revenue.

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  • IRS Data Theft

    Jun 03

    The IRS announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that cyber criminals stole tax return information from the IRS’s “Get Transcript” application on its website. The IRS reported that 200,000 attempts were made to access data, and that the criminals were successful in gaining access to approximately 100,000 U.S. taxpayer accounts. The stolen data included Social Security information, date of birth, and street address. The “Get Transcript” application has been disabled temporarily so that the IRS can make modifications and strengthen the security of the application.

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  • College Tax Incentives

    May 28

    Are you starting to plan for college? Are you or your child in college now? If you answered yes to either of these questions, there are many tax incentives related to college savings plans and tuition that you should know.

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  • Dentists – Are You Considered a Valid Medicare Provider?

    May 12

    Medicare is making a significant change in its ordering/referring rules that can impact dental providers effective June 1, 2015. In the absence of a National Provider Identifier and proper Medicare enrollment or Opt-out, you will not be considered a valid Medicare provider for the purposes of prescribing, ordering or referring services for Medicare Beneficiaries. This includes Medicare part D prescriptions...

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  • Cologuard Colon Cancer Screening

    Mar 05

    Cologuard is the first FDA-approved stool DNA noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test. This test may be an option if your patients are 50 years of age or older and are at average risk for colon cancer. If your patients are at high risk for colon cancer, you will want to review and discuss all colorectal cancer screening test options available to them.

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  • Right to Work — What Does it Really Mean and Why All The Talk About It?

    Feb 26

    There has been a lot of talk in Wisconsin lately about the possibility of “Right to Work” legislation being enacted during this legislative term. Currently, Wisconsin is not a Right to Work state, but 24 others do have such laws on the books.

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  • CMS Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening

    Feb 17

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final national coverage determination on February 5, 2015 for Screening for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT). This coverage is effective immediately.

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  • Results that could impact your healthcare practice

    Feb 13

    SVA Healthcare Services celebrated our 40 year anniversary and we are pleased to share some highlights of this milestone year.

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