Texas Comptroller Amends Policy Regarding Taxability of Medical Billing Services

June 17, 2021
H.B. 1445, passed in the 87th Texas Legislative Session, made changes to the Texas Tax Code codifying the definition of medical and dental billing services and affirming that such services performed before the original submitted claim are not taxable.
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Price Transparency 2.0

June 09, 2021
JTaylor published an article in the June issue of AHLA Health Law Connections. In it, author Herd Midkiff addresses the goals of recently enacted price transparency rules requiring hospitals to post a list of standard negotiatiated charges for a list of "shoppable" services, as well as expected impacts, challenges, and penalties for noncompliance.
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Inaugural Cowboy100 event announced

May 25, 2021
Oklahoma State University will host its inaugural Cowboy100 Honoree Gala to celebrate the fastest-growing and top 10 revenue-generating businesses owned or led by OSU graduates. JTaylor will process program applications and perform the calculations that will determine the winners.
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Texas Franchise Tax Updates

May 19, 2021
Texas recently enacted legislation allowing businesses to exclude forgiven proceeds from PPP loans and other COVID-19 relief programs from revenue for franchise tax calculations, and to deduct applicable expenses paid using qualifying proceeds from these programs. The filing deadline for Texas franchise tax has also been delayed.
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Tax Deadline Extension Reminder

May 14, 2021
Residents of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana are entitled to tax deadline extensions resulting from winter storms. JTaylor summarizes the various types of returns impacted by the extensions and actions that should be taken by affected taxpayers.
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Temporary 100% Deduction for Restaurant Food & Beverage

May 12, 2021
Recent COVID-relief legislation allows for a 100% deduction for eligible food and beverages purchased from a restaurant in 20201 and 2022. for business-related purposes. JTaylor explains details for determining eligible expenses so you can take advantage of this increased deduction.
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Restaurant Revitalization Fund

May 12, 2021
The SBA has opened applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which has $28.6 billion available to be awarded to eligible businesses. JTaylor addresses eligibility requirements and how to determine the funding amount, as well as other key components of the program. Even though the program is reserved for priority applicants for the first 21 days, eligible businesses should apply as soon as possible since the funds are expected to be depleted quickly.
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COVID Relief Programs for Healthcare Providers - Important Tax Considerations

May 03, 2021
Healthcare providers had access to many COVID relief programs established through the CARES Act, ARPA, and other legislation, including Provider Relief Funds, Medicare Advance Payment Program, Paycheck Protection Program, Employee Retention Credit, Deferred Payroll Tax, and more. Each program carries tax implications that must be considered to ensure appropriate treatment in accordance with evolving guidance.
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COBRA Subsidy: What Employers Need to Know

April 19, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act included provisions providing a temporary premium subsidy for eligible individuals who have lost employer-provided healthcare coverage due to termination of employment or reduction in hours. JTaylor discusses the responsibilities of employers, from identifying eligible individuals to providing required notifications, as well as how to claim the associated credit.
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Temporary Property Tax Exemption Opportunity

March 31, 2021
A temporary property tax exemption is available to certain property owners who incurred damages resulting from the winter storm in Texas in February 2021. JTaylor provides information regarding eligibility and the methodology for determining the amount of the temporary exemption so you can apply before the May 28, 2021 deadline.
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Key Tax Implications of the American Rescue Plan Act

March 24, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act includes provisions that impact taxes for businesses and individuals for both 2020 and 2021 tax years. JTaylor recaps the key provisions you should consider to ensure you maximize any tax benefits available to you.
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Strategic Outlook for Hospitals Post-COVID

March 24, 2021
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New Employee Retention Credit Guidance Issued by IRS

March 10, 2021
The IRS recently issued clarifying guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for eligible wages paid in 2020. This guidance includes key definititions impacting elibility and how to determine qualified wages. It also addresses important considerations for employers who received PPP loans. JTaylor summarizes the key information to help your business maximimze the ERC opportunity.
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Fort Worth’s Joe Taylor to be inducted into OSU’s School of Accounting Hall of Fame

March 04, 2021
Joe Taylor, founder and chairman of JTaylor, will be honored as a disinguished alumni of Oklahoma State University as he is inducted into its School of Accounting Hall of Fame.
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OIG Report Highlights Billing Trend for Inpatient Hospital Stays

March 03, 2021
OIG issued a report detailing its findings from an analysis of billing for inpatient hospital stays. The trends relating to billing for the highest severity MS-DRG codes raise concerns over potential upcoding. JTaylor shares what hospitals need to know in light of enhanced scrutiny on hospital billing practices.
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IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Texas Winter Storm Victims

February 23, 2021
In response to the severe winter storms, IRS announced an extension for tax deadlines impacting Texas residents and businesses. JTaylor provides a summary of applicable returns, payments, and other relevant information.
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Important Considerations for Storm-Related Damage to Property

February 22, 2021
Action steps you can take now if you have sustained casualty losses as a result of the severe winter storm that hit Texas.
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HHS Updates FAQ for Provider Relief Funds

February 01, 2021
HHS released an updated version of the its FAQ related to Provider Relief Funds. This update provides insight regarding eligible uses of funds, and removes key provisions included in prior versions.
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2021 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Significant Changes for Physician Practices

December 03, 2020
On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the calendar year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule reflecting policy changes impacting Medicare reimbursement. Most provisions contained in the rule are effective January 1, 2021. These updates reflect the most substantial changes in many years, which will have a significant impact on physician practice revenue. Furthermore, the changes will impact physician compensation under commonly used production-based compensation models. The impact will vary based on specialty, service mix, payer mix, and other factors, but all physician practice organizations should plan for changes.
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Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Changes Released in Final Rules

November 23, 2020
On November 20, 2020, both CMS and the OIG issued final rules regarding the physician self-referral regulations, commonly known as the “Stark Law.” These new rules seek to spark innovation aimed at improved coordination and quality of patient care by reducing regulatory barriers associated with value-based arrangements.
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JTaylor’s Arielle Schmeck Recognized with AICPA Valuation “Standing Ovation”

November 13, 2020
FORT WORTH, TX. – The American Institute of CPAs Standing Ovation Recognition Program has selected Arielle Schmeck, CPA/ABV, a Senior Manager in the Consulting Services division at JTaylor, as one of its 22 outstanding young CPAs for 2020. She was honored in the area of Valuations.
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Hospital Pricing Transparency - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

October 05, 2020
New CMS price transparency rules, effective January 1, 2021, are far different than prior CMS efforts. Every hospital (including employed physicians) must publish in machine readable form, its negotiated rates with every payer (and product) for every item, service and service package it provides in both inpatient and outpatient settings. It will be a treasure trove of highly sensitive information for consumers, competitors, payers, consultants, media and the government.
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FY 2021 Medicare Hospital IPPS and LTCH Final Rule: Changes effective October 1, 2020

September 21, 2020
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the final rule relating to reimbursement policies for inpatient and LTCH hospital facilities for fiscal year 2021, which begins October 1, 2020. This article summarizes key provisions of the rule .
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Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements: Updated Guidance Released by HHS

September 21, 2020
On September 19, 2020, HHS released reporting guidance for entities receiving distributions from the Provider Relief Fund that was established in the CARES Act legislation. Key provisions contained in the notice are summarized in this article.
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CY 2021 Medicare Hospital OPPS & ASC Payment System Proposed Rule

September 08, 2020
Summary of Key Provisions CMS has released the proposed rule impacting reimbursement for outpatient services in 2021. The proposed changes are intended to increase patient choice by expanding Medicare payments to more services in different sites of service, which will allow patients more flexibility in making decisions with regard to health services. This article recaps the most significant changes reflected in the proposed rule.
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Healthcare Real Estate Outlook: How COVID-19 has changed the landscape

September 03, 2020
Your healthcare real estate should match your strategies and adapt to changing needs! See how the COVID-19 pandemic, consumerism, telemedicine, and health insurance companies are changing how real estate fits into the health ecosystem.
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Stark Law Updates Delayed Until August 2021

August 28, 2020
The much anticipated updates to the Stark Law regulations have been delayed until August 2021. These updates will provide updated clarity to the federal government’s definition of Commercial Reasonability and Fair Market Value, and allow for expanded value-based arrangements.
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2021 Physician Fee Schedule Changes

August 21, 2020
This article outlines important changes to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule that was just published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020: Relaxation of Loan Forgiveness Rules

June 04, 2020
Relaxation of Loan Forgiveness Rules
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Net Operating Losses Create Tax Refund Opportunities

June 02, 2020
Net Operating Losses Create Tax Refund Opportunities
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New Bonus Depreciation Rules for Qualified Improvement Property

June 02, 2020
New Bonus Depreciation Rules for Qualified Improvement Property
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Volume Forecasting for Healthcare

May 21, 2020
COVID-19 as a Dam to the Healthcare Volume River
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Accounting Considerations Related to COVID-19

May 06, 2020
Understanding the Financial Statement Impacts
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CARES Act Provider Relief

April 23, 2020
HHS releases details released regarding funding allocations
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Healthcare Financial Planning During COVID-19 Crisis

April 19, 2020
How to manage effectively through uncertainty
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Navigating Through Uncertain Times

April 18, 2020
Focus on stability as economy and healthcare providers face headwinds
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COVID-19 Telehealth Program

April 09, 2020
FCC Implements $200 Million Program to Promote Telehealth
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The CARES Act - Solutions for Healthcare Providers

April 06, 2020
The CARES Act recently passed in response to economic challenges from the COVID-10 pandemic contains relief provisions healthcare providers.
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Key Tax Implications of the CARES Act

April 01, 2020
The CARES Act recently passed in response to economic challenges from the CPVID-10 pandemic contains tax relief provisions that individuals and businesses can take advantage of.
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 31, 2020
What you need to know about how these rules will impact your business
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COVID-19 and JTaylor

March 20, 2020
JTaylor continues to be attentive to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus.
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Managing Population Health as Part of a Post-Acute Care Network

March 04, 2020
The reimbursement landscape is evolving to focus on rewarding value over the volume of healthcare services provided.
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Aligning Incentives with Mission

March 02, 2020
Restructured Physician Compensation Increases Productivity
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