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  • Study sheds light on “consumerism” and hospital revenues

    Fall 2015
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Hospitals have seen many changes take a toll on their revenues in recent years. One change that significantly affects the bottom line is the rise of “consumerism” in health care as patients become more involved with, and assume more responsibility for, purchasing decisions. This article looks at a study that covers the importance of upfront fee collection and provides fee collection solutions.

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  • Contemporaneous recordkeeping key to avoiding loss limitations

    April 2015
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Taxpayers who run up tax losses in a business must be prepared to prove that one of the material participation tests was passed to avoid having the losses characterized as a passive activity loss (PAL) that cannot be currently deducted. In general, an individual taxpayer can meet the material participation standard by passing one of seven tests outlined in the regulations and described in this article.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – What’s the big deal about telematics?

    Winter 2015
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Under a simple definition, telematics is the electronic transmission of information from machine parts to a central database. In the last few years, software developers have stepped up their games in offering systems that deliver practical data about vehicles and heavy equipment to contractors and their fleet managers. This article explains how telematics can help contractors save money on vehicle maintenance.

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  • Carter v. Clements Walker – The dangers of speculation

    September / October 2014
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Speculative damages calculations usually are insufficient to support a damages award — even if presented by an expert. In a recent case, Carter v. Clements Walker, the plaintiff learned this lesson the hard way when the North Carolina Superior Court threw out his $33 million claim on a motion for summary judgment. This brief article goes over the main points of the case, noting the importance of working with a valuator to ensure damages conclusions are based on solid evidence rather than speculation. Carter v. Clements Walker, No. 08 CVS 4333 (N.C. Superior Ct. 1/10/14)

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  • Understanding bonds – What do your plan participants know about bonds?

    August / September 2014
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Bonds have a place in retirement portfolios. However, recent research suggests that many 401(k) plan participants may have some misperceptions about what that place is — and how bonds perform under various market conditions. This article reviews the research and suggests that taking the pulse of your 401(k) participants might be a prudent thing to do.

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  • Back to Basics – Untangling the web of fixed assets and depreciation expense

    August / September 2013
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Fixed assets are a common source of loan collateral. But how much do lenders really know about accounting for property, plant and equipment? If they accept fixed assets at face value, they’re likely to make imprudent decisions about the collateral values, profitability and overall creditworthiness. This article explains that FASB and IRS rules permit some leeway when deciding whether to capitalize or expense a purchase, as well as in choosing depreciation methods. These choices can have a large effect on a balance sheet.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Salary hikes remain small – Don’t forget iPad users

    February / March 2012
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” discusses a recent survey showing that budgeted salary increases for nonprofits are expected to remain lackluster in 2012. It also discusses the importance of ensuring that marketing and fundraising communications be designed with an eye toward the increasing number of tablet users.

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  • Clocking customers’ growth – Watch out for expansion that can veer out of control

    Winter 2012
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: When a loan customer’s business is booming, it’s easy to be enamored by the outward signs of prosperity. But there could be underlying patterns of risky behavior that spell trouble. This article uses a hypothetical example to show how rapid growth can be decelerated to a more sustainable rate before a borrower careens out of control. When a lender keeps an eye on the borrower’s debt-equity ratio and profit margins, it can put the brakes on lending if the time is right.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – How can we tighten up our insurance claims process?

    Summer 2011
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” examines the plight of a construction company that, following a series of natural disasters, felt that they’d lost money on soft costs that their adjuster had successfully disputed. This article offers suggestions on how to tighten up the claims process.

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  • Tax Tips – Year of the Roth – Watch out for shareholder loans – Can you deduct job search expenses?

    January / February 2010
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: In this article, we briefly look at Roth IRA conversions, shareholder loans and the deductibility of certain job expenses.

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