The business climate for hospitals is a challenging one. As many as a quarter of all hospitals report annual operating losses. The obstacles that hospitals face are chronic. Margins are tightening as a result of lower government reimbursement rates and lower payment rates from commercial insurers. At the same time, regulation, complexity, and insurance costs continue to rise. The treatment for these situations may seem painful, but it doesn’t have to be.

Caring for Our Clients as You Care for Your Patients

EKS&H’s healthcare practice serves our hospital clients with a wide range of audit, strategic planning, tax optimization, and technology solutions, including:
  • Audit and assurance
  • Tax preparation, structure, and guidance
  • Medicare and Medicaid cost reporting
  • Medicare bad debt recovery and reporting
  • Sales and property tax consulting
  • Business analytics and technology strategy
  • Strategic planning and assessment
  • Technology assessment and support
  • Financial forecasting
  • Valuation
  • Financial modeling
  • Merger and acquisition due diligence

We are experienced in serving a variety of hospitals, including critical access, general, district, specialized, religious, and the largest teaching hospital in Colorado. These clients include both for-profit and nonprofit organizations and range in size from 25 to more than 400 beds. Whether your challenges are based in new compliance requirements or improving profitability, the EKS&H healthcare practice has the experience and expertise to help you achieve your objectives.


Joanne Baginski
Investors wishing to take advantage of opportunities in the healthcare sector need to be aware of changes occurring in the structure of healthcare transactions. This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

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