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April 19, 2016 | Dan Domagala and Scott Gunter

Prioritizing IT: Tips for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

In a hospital, nursing, or long-term care facility with overburdened care providers, ever-increasing regulations, budget limitations, and a variety of other obstacles, technology solutions and strategies have risen to become a top priority for executives and leaders.  Read on »

March 4, 2015 | Lawrence Knutson and Ryan Sells

How Healthcare Entities Can Use Cost Segregation to Reduce Taxable Income

Based on the ruling, cost segregation methodologies previously used to allocate the cost of a building between structural components and investment tax credit (ITC) property can now be used for depreciable assets. Read on »

January 2, 2015 | Vonnie Hergett and Clay Sparks

Medical Group Ownership and Retirement Tax Planning

Regardless of whether you manage a physician’s group, dental office, optometry practice, or any other kind of medical group, recent changes in the industry due to tax codes, as well as shifting economic and demographic factors, might mean that you should prioritize assessing your retirement plan. Lower salaries, employment preferences, and shifting ownership arrangements are just a few of the kinds of factors that are having a dramatic impact. Read on »

December 12, 2014 | Scott Gunter

How to Maximize Medicare Bad Debt Reimbursement

Many healthcare providers, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies, receiving payments from Medicare are missing out on “Medicare bad debt” reimbursement. This lost revenue can total over $500,000 annually or more for large hospitals. Medicare bad debts is one of the few areas that is still cost reimbursed on the cost report, yet, when completing the cost report, financial administrators often overlook critical opportunities to maximize reimbursement. Read on »

May 21, 2014 | Scott Gunter

Tax and Planning Considerations for Medical Office Building Development

The medical industry is changing: Healthcare providers are being challenged to cut costs, provide more proactive care, and offer more services on an outpatient basis. The industry has become increasingly competitive, prompting providers to create a more welcoming and efficient environment for patients. Additionally, ongoing decreases in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement have made providers more cost-conscious, particularly physicians. Read on »

November 13, 2013 | Sean McBride and Mike Lopez

Healthcare ERP Implementation

A local nonprofit health care organization was implementing an enterprise-wide business and accounting software system. Every core business unit was involved and affected by the implementation including: Medical Records, Documentation, In-patient Services, Patient Housing, Billing, Collections, and Operational Reporting. However, mid-implementation management discovered a major organizational crisis. Read on »

July 2, 2012 | EKS&H Technical Accounting and Advisory Group

Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Ruling

In a decision that gripped the country, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s signature healthcare reform law and determined the individual mandate requiring individuals to pay a penalty if they fail to carry minimum essential health insurance is within Congress’s power. Read on »

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