Disruptive technologies are transforming a wide range of industries and the utility industry is among them. Technological developments in solar and storage are seen to have the largest impact, but few realize that the changing preferences of the customer will also have a major impact on operations. Understanding those changes will be critical to the industry’s ability to adapt.
CMS issued new guidance on February 29, 2016 to expand use of Medicaid funding for Health Information Exchange. This issue brief provides an overview of the guidance, and discusses why this expanded funding gives states an important new tool to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare across a more comprehensive array of health services.
The KPMG Global Energy Conference is one of the firm’s most distinguished events, bringing together hundreds of energy executives and professionals from around the world to examine, discuss and debate the industry’s top issues and trends. It is through this renowned event that energy industry professionals can gain insight on emerging business trends driving change and transforming the industry.
The current state of vulnerable medical devices is unacceptable and requires an immediate, industrywide call to action. In order to address ever mounting cybersecurity threats, organizations must take a programmatic approach to identification, mitigation and remediation of risk.
KPMG describes how semiconductor companies must embrace a comprehensive R&D investment strategy that includes M&A and allocates funding efficiently aligned to end-market needs. R&D efficiency is possible through disciplined portfolio planning and product management, making the “right to win” an achievable goal.
This article, originally appearing in the Journal of Government Financial Management, explores how government managers can better navigate uncertainty through enterprise risk management concepts and highlights 10 critical implementation elements.
First quarter 2016 analysis on IT-BPO outsourcing contracts signed across industries and major trends influencing the market across geographies, with a total contract value of USD5 million and above per deal.
This brief explains the factors influencing the passage of MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act), how the law will impact physicians, considerations for physicians as they prepare for MACRA payment changes, and how the forthcoming regulations will further clarify MACRA’s role in driving alternative payment models for physicians under Medicare and beyond.
KPMG LLP’s Washington National Tax – State and Local practice summarizes state guidance issued for the 1st quarter of 2016 and covers topics such as the taxability of software, guidance on digital equivalents, and much more. Highlights include developments in Arizona, a Federal update, Louisiana, and Washington, although many other states are also covered.
Highlights from ACI’s global survey on strategy and risk, an interview with Frontier Communications Executive Chairman Maggie Wilderotter, the audit committee’s role as it relates to the use and disclosure of non-GAAP financial measures, and an update on key financial reporting and auditing developments.
Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality, joined Dave Middendorf, National Managing Partner, Audit Quality and Professional Practice, KPMG LLP, to explore key audit quality initiatives and implications for audit committee oversight on our recent KPMG/NACD Audit Committee Webcast.
This CFO Research report, sponsored by KPMG LLP, examines internal and external influences on tax planning, based on surveys and interviews of senior finance and tax executives at U.S. companies with international operations.
President Obama, on February 2, transmitted to Congress his fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget, containing the administration’s recommendations to Congress for spending and taxation for the fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2015.
In the Headlines 14-07 summarizes a recent IASB amendment, Accounting for Acquisitions of Interests in Joint Operations (Amendments to IFRS 11), which requires an entity that applies IFRS to use business combination accounting for an acquisition of an interest in a joint operation that meets the definition of a business.
In the Headlines 14-06 summarizes the IASB Discussion Paper, Accounting for Dynamic Risk Management: a Portfolio Revaluation Approach to Macro Hedging, which discusses a possible approach for macro hedge accounting.
On April 17, the IASB published a discussion paper, Accounting for Dynamic Risk Management: a Portfolio Revaluation Approach to Macro Hedging, which explores an approach to improve how companies reflect dynamic risk management activities in their financial statements, also known as macro hedging.