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Deep expertiseCommunity health centers

Smarter operations, finances, and accounting for improved community health
 

Faced with the rapid change in an increasingly competitive environment, community health centers rely on BerryDunn’s seasoned professionals to refine business strategies, streamline operations, and introduce proven best practices to enhance performance while managing costs. Our team works with a comprehensive range of community health providers, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), FQHC Look-Alikes (LALs), and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). 

You care about the health of your patients. We care about the health of your organization.
Working collaboratively, we bring deep experience and practical tools to help clients maximize operational effectiveness and ensure sustainability. We provide:

Financial and operational services

  • Audit services—Provide audit, review, and/or compilation financial statement services with value-added insight on operational and reimbursement opportunities.
  • Not-for-profit tax services—Identify best practices within your organization, and deliver a consistent and accurate Form 990 and Form 990-T.
  • Employee benefit plans—Optimize your employee benefit plan design for pre-tax contributions and tax-deferred growth, including options for executive compensation and profit-sharing plans.
  • Feasibility studies—Evaluate the potential risks and rewards of a proposed initiative, whether related to RD financing or a change in service offering through a feasibility study.
  • Operational assessment—Assess available resources to satisfy organizational demands and plan for future needs and growth by assessing financial operations.
  • FQHC operational benchmarking—Identify operational opportunities and improve financial results through benchmarking

Reimbursement consulting

  • Cost report preparation—Meet compliance requirements while maximizing your revenue with accurate cost reporting.
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement—Maximize reimbursement opportunities and provide insight on the complexities that impact providers. 
  • FQHC pricing models—Review your organization’s prices to ensure compliance with the Health Center Program requirements and provide guidance on rational and defensible pricing strategies.
  • Revenue cycle assessments and optimization—Review existing revenue cycle processes and develop actionable strategies for short- and long-term performance improvement.

Compliance consulting

  • HRSA grant compliance—Navigate the complexities of available grants and advise clients on spending methodologies that maximize funding and comply with requirements.
  • 340B program compliance—Address the growing need to demonstrate compliance with changing Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requirements and 340B regulations.
  • Healthcare compliance and credentialing—Assess your compliance plan with guidance from our team with diverse expertise in revenue cycle consulting, credentialing, compliance, healthcare strategy, provider enrollment, and mergers and acquisitions.

Gain an edge with tools to maximize your operational effectiveness.
Our CPAs, business and cost reporting consultants, and IT professionals are singularly focused on supporting community health centers. Our team is comprised of respected industry leaders and professionals with comprehensive credentials. We remain actively involved with state primary care associations.

For more information or to see how we can help you, please contact the community health center consulting team.

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"I am not sure if I thanked our two Mary’s at BerryDunn enough for this wonderful series of reports. So I am sending you a second email to express my thanks to your organization’s interest in supporting FQHC’s understanding of our business, and giving us actionable data. Thank you!"

- Joan Churchill, CEO/CFO, Community Clinical Services

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