Summer

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  • Why attorneys’ financial wellness matters for law firms

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 464

    Abstract: In the midst of the continuing economic uncertainty, even affluent attorneys free of student debt have voiced concerns about their financial stability and retirement readiness. Law firms that heed and respond to their worries can gain valuable competitive advantages. This article reviews the effect of financial stress on law firm associates and how firms can help.

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  • Communication is key to timely client payment

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Failure to routinely communicate with clients might cause them to become disgruntled and slow down — or stop — payments. Being in touch with clients regularly will help gauge a client’s level of satisfaction with a firm’s work. And satisfied clients generally pay their bills. This article discusses ways firms can be clear, firm, consistent and persistent in communication with clients.

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  • What’s it worth? Understanding valuations in law firm acquisitions

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Merger and acquisition activity remains steady in the legal industry. There are many questions to ask and avenues to pursue as part of due diligence in a merger. Among the most important is the value of the other firm, taking into account such factors as its assets, liabilities and ability to generate revenues into the future. This article looks at how law firms are valued compared to other businesses, different valuation methods, and adjustments to valuations specifically for law firms.

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  • IRS Attorneys Audit Technique Guide – IRS focuses on attorney audits

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 822

    Abstract: The IRS recently released an updated Attorneys Audit Technique Guide to help its examiners effectively audit attorneys. While no one enjoys being the subject of an audit, the guide provides some valuable insights into the areas auditors are likely to examine, which, in turn, can help law firms avoid costly missteps. This article summarizes the areas of interest that examiners may focus on, including segregated client trust accounts, deferred income, advanced client costs and employee misclassification. A short sidebar covers a nonexclusive list of documents that firms will need to supply to both expedite the audit process and demonstrate a commitment to transparency.

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  • How can contractors use wearable technology?

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 425

    Abstract: Construction companies are increasingly using wearable technology to improve the building process. The term refers to a wide variety of hands-free, internet-connected electronic devices that can be worn directly on the body or embedded in hard hats, boots, vests or other gear. This article describes just a few uses of wearables in a construction context.

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  • 8 tips for managing your supply chain

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 530

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and other world events have triggered or worsened supply chain risks and shortcomings affecting many industries, including construction. So, it’s critical for contractors to actively manage their supply chains. This article offers eight tips, including being transparent with customers and looking into helpful software.

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  • Prepare for project delays with savvy financial strategies

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 656

    Abstract: No matter how well planned, construction projects don’t always go as anticipated. A job that looks sunny on paper can turn into a hot mess if it experiences serious delays. This article discusses how recognizing common risks and preparing savvy financial strategies can help a construction company avoid disaster if a serious slowdown occurs.

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  • New lease accounting standard is here (for real this time)

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 918

    Abstract: Although its implementation has been long delayed, a new accounting standard applicable to leases under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is now in effect. The changes could affect financial ratios that lenders and sureties use to evaluate a construction company. This article explores the details of the new lease accounting standard. A sidebar urges contractors to look for “embedded leases” that they might be unaware of.

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  • Bank Wire – CFPB expands its authority to punish banks for discrimination

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 432

    Abstract: In this brief summary of recent developments in banking, we look at a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announcement that it will expand its antidiscrimination efforts to situations in which fair lending laws may not apply, including include servicing, collections and consumer reporting. In addition, we explain the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s Rapid Response Program for cyber-enabled financial crime and highlight a recent FDIC notice requirement for banks involved in crypto activities.

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  • Is cryptocurrency the future of banking?

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 543

    Abstract: The popularity of bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies has exploded in recent years. But an absence of federal oversight “leaves consumers open to scams and dangerous price volatility,” many lawmakers warn. This article explains that this lack of oversight may change in the near future and discusses a recent executive order that signals support of the potential benefits of creating a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency.

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  • Under stress – Conduct stress testing to stay competitive

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 684

    Abstract: Stress testing enables banks to simulate specific “disaster” scenarios and evaluate the bank’s (or loan’s) potential for withstanding them in terms of earnings, capital adequacy and other financial metrics. This article explains that such testing can provide valuable information about potential risks that community banks can use to stay afloat through inevitable economic ups and downs.

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  • Keeping up with the CECL standard

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 875

    Abstract: By now, all banks are familiar with the CECL model for estimating credit losses, and most have taken concrete steps toward adopting it. This article notes that banks that are behind schedule in their transition efforts need to kick those efforts into high gear. It explains that it’s also important for banks to evaluate — and, if necessary, update — their policies, procedures, systems and internal controls to ensure credit losses will be properly calculated and documented. A sidebar points out that the FASB has indicated that no further deferrals are expected.

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  • Hello and welcome! Decreasing your no-show rate

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: Every medical practice has its share of “no-shows,” when a patient misses an appointment without canceling in advance. No-show rates can range from 15% to as much as 30%, and the costs can add up. This article offers seven tips medical practices can use to reduce the number of no-shows. It points out that while missed appointments are a fact of life for any practice, it’s possible to diminish their impact on scheduling and find ways to decrease how often they occur.

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  • The ins and outs of Medicare audits

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 618

    Abstract: Medicare audits are an unpleasant fact of life for physicians and their medical practices. In today’s highly automated environment, in which claims data can be analyzed quickly and easily, any physician who practices medicine long enough will almost certainly wind up at the receiving end of one. This article offers suggestions on how physicians can ensure they withstand a Medicare audit — and come out on top by staying aware of how audits work and knowing how to respond to one.

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  • Are you suffering from revenue leakage?

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 658

    Abstract: In the face of constant reimbursement headwinds, efficient and effective fiscal policies are vital to prevent revenue leakage in a medical practice. This article suggests ways to tighten up business practices, including having a solid cash flow system and delving into the details of payer contracts. It notes that it’s important for any medical practice to stay on top of all these issues to avoid being blindsided by a problem that could have been avoided.

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  • Not bigger, better – How to safely grow your medical practice

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 856

    Abstract: In the context of a medical practice, more patients aren’t necessarily better — especially if the practice can’t handle the load, staff stress levels are high and morale is low. If a practice has more patients than it can handle and it still isn’t profitable, growth clearly isn’t helping matters. This article suggests that physicians need to redefine “growth” as “profitability.” It looks at several ways a medical practice can improve profitability, including optimizing volume and using targeted marketing. A brief sidebar notes some key performance indicators to use.

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