Ensuring Sustainability: Top 6 areas of focus for Not-for-Profit Organizations

   April 1, 2015

There is much anxiety, concern and trepidation currently in the not-for-profit industry due to a number of factors both internal […]

HIPAA Compliance as it Relates to Healthcare Lenders and Other Examiners

   March 27, 2015

As a result of several recently completed examinations of healthcare practices and healthcare related entities, it has become apparent that there is a major lack of understanding of borrowers’ and examiners’ responsibility as it relates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy rules and compliance.

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FASB On The Move

   March 27, 2015

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) at its March 4, 2015 Board meeting approved the issuance of an Exposure Draft of a Proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU), in the very near future, representing significant changes in standards that have applied to the not-for-profit industry since 1993.

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Israeli Debt-Based Financing for Real Estate

   March 27, 2015

Prominent real estate owners and developers are sourcing a new form of capital—bonds issued and traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). It’s a creative concept, with benefits for both sides of the transaction. The funding technique is also attractive to technology companies, looking for capital to expand with a less-onerous due diligence process than U.S. securities funding often demands.

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New York State Sales and Use Tax Classifications of Capital Improvements and Repairs to Real Property

   March 27, 2015

For contractors and property owners it may be difficult to distinguish whether services performed are a capital improvement to real property or if they constitute repairs, maintenance, or installation services to real property. Depending on how the service is classified, contractors must follow the rules set forth by New York State to collect and/or pay sales and use tax.

Weak IT Security Programs May Spell Disaster for Healthcare Organizations’ Bottom Lines

   March 27, 2015

Recent successful cyber attacks against large, well-known healthcare organizations – such as the widely discussed Anthem security breach – are forcing organizations of all sizes across the continuum of care (health systems, hospitals, physician practices, IPAs, and payers) to give IT security increased attention and investment. Cyber attacks can wreak havoc on an organization’s reputation and have a significant negative impact on its bottom line.