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Independent contractors can be an expensive bargain

Independent contractors can be an expensive bargain

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It's hardly a mystery why more long-term care facilities are putting independent contractors in place: lower costs. Operators can save almost a third on wages by avoiding payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, worker's compensation coverage and other benefits directed toward regular employees, experts say.

Medicaid providers with unpaid taxes should be barred from federal reimbursement, lawmakers say

Medicaid providers with unpaid taxes should be barred from federal reimbursement, lawmakers say

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The federal government should bar healthcare providers with large amounts of unpaid taxes from receiving Medicaid funds, incensed lawmakers said Thursday following the release of a government report.

IRS should supply workers with electronic means of reporting healthcare data, payroll professional says

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A government-mandated request for additional healthcare data may result in the Internal Revenue Service requiring another form beyond a W-2 for employees, a payroll expert said last week.