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FACT SHEET: Medicare Issues Fiscal Year 2019 Payment and Policy Changes for Skilled Nursing Facilities

By Guest Contributor | August 1, 2018

Reprinted from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Overview On July 31, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1696-F] outlining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Medicare payment updates and quality program changes for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). This fact sheet discusses three major provisions of the final rule:…

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New Medicare Payment Rules for 2019 Finalized

By Guest Contributor | August 1, 2018

Reprinted from an alert from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent to CMS National Faith and Community Coalition Members: Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized three 2019 Medicare payment rules for the Skilled Nursing Facility PPS, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS, and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility PPS. Individually and collectively, the final rules…

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Charitable Contributions After the Tax Cut and Jobs Act

By Guest Contributor | July 23, 2018

Scheffel Boyle CPAs, a firm in St. Louis, Mo., and southwest Illinois, has released a new blog on “Charitable Contributions After the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.” The article is an easy-to-digest, concise explanation of how people who may not be able to itemize can still benefit from charitable contributions, specifically direct giving from IRA…

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Webinar for Women Clergy on Justice and Finances

By Guest Contributor | May 21, 2018

The Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization Team of the United Church of Christ, with United Church Funds, is hosting a webinar for female clergy Tuesday, May 22, at 3 p.m. (ET). The webinar, Women Investing Today – Seeking Justice in Our Financial Lives, will examine ways in which local churches can realize a competitive return…

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United Church Funds Posts First Quarter Fact Sheets

By Guest Contributor | May 10, 2018

United Church Funds’ first quarter 2018 Fund Fact Sheets are now available, says Howard W. Hawkins III, UCF’s director of business development. The Fund Fact Sheets provide essential data and metrics, such as investment strategy, annualized performance, asset allocation, characteristics and top ten holdings for each UCF fund. Click here to review and download the Fund Fact Sheets. The United…

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Senior Living Finance: Succession Planning in Senior Living

By Guest Contributor | April 10, 2018

By Lisa McCracken, Director, Senior Living Research and Development, Ziegler Investment Banking This past month, Ziegler conducted a CFO HotlineSM poll devoted to the topic of succession planning. This topic was previously covered in 2013 and 2015, and allows for historical comparisons. Nearly 145 senior living Chief Financial Officers and financial professionals participated in the…

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LeadingAge Webinar to Address Resident Life Safety

By Guest Contributor | March 28, 2018

LeadingAge, an association of nonprofit senior services that advocates for quality senior services and car, has announced a new webinar, taking place Tuesday, April 24, from 2-3 p.m. The cost is $99. The webinar will address the increased enforcement of fire and life safety policies that have resulted in many misinterpretations of implementation requirements for…

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Journey to the U.S. Partner Diakonie: Politically Louder, Socially Sustainable

By Guest Contributor | March 9, 2018

This interview was conducted by Sabine Damaschke, part of the German delegation from Diakonie Rheinland Westphalia Lippe (RWL), during the delegation’s attendance at CHHSM’s Annual Gathering in St. Louis. At this year’s annual gathering of our U.S. partner deaconry, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), a German delegation from Diakonie Rheinland Westphalia…

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Journey to U.S. Partner Diakonie: In the Footsteps of CHHSM

By Guest Contributor | March 8, 2018

Text and photos: Sabine Damaschke, Diakonie RWL The following article is reprinted from the website of Diakonie RWL (Rheinland, Westfalen, Lippe), CHHSM’s ministry partner in Germany. The text is translated via the Google translator. For one week, Elke Grothe-Kühn (Hospital and Health Director), Martina Althoff (Nursing Care), Susanna Thiel (Refugee), Sabine Damaschke (Press Officer) and…

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United Church Funds’ Fourth Quarter Performance Webinar Now Online

By Guest Contributor | March 7, 2018

The United Church Funds’ (UCF) fourth quarter 2017 Performance Webinar is now available for viewing. In this webinar, Michael de Guzman, Portfolio Manager and Donald G. Hart, President discuss fund performance, global markets, investment strategy and positioning. UCF apologizes for the delay in sharing this information, but they experienced a technical malfunction that prevented them from recording the performance webinar…

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