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Optimize your revenues, lower your costs, and improve your compliance with federal program and cost accounting requirements


BerryDunn’s trusted team of experienced attorneys, government accountants, actuaries, cost analysts, health economists, and statisticians can help you develop and implement processes, procedures, and technology to increase your federal revenues.

We have extensive experience with federal cost accounting requirements under the Uniform Guidance, and develop innovative funding models to optimize the use of limited resources. We can help your agency access new funding and develop the processes and procedures needed to increase claiming of federal revenues, lower costs, and improve compliance with federal requirements.

We analyze what factors drive your costs and revenues and develop mechanisms to help your agency with:

  • Revenue optimization―Identify reimbursable costs for a wide variety of federal programs, including the CARES Act, Medicaid, CHIP, Title IV-E, Title IV-D and other federal grants
  • Cost analysis and recovery―Build innovative tools, such as cost allocation plans and rate setting, that help you meet and exceed your financial goals and objectives
  • Budget analysis and funding models―Develop budget models that enable you to provide high-quality services at reasonable costs to the people you serve
  • Federal grant management―Review your processes to optimize reimbursement, increase eligibility, and ensure cost accounting and claims comply with federal requirements
  • Uniform Guidance and federal cost accounting requirements―Properly document costs you claim to CARES Act, Medicaid, CHIP, Title IV-E, Title IV-D, and other federal grants, so you are compliant and retain valuable funds
  • COVID-19 funding―Identify, document, and claim eligible costs under the CARES Act and other legislation to help you address the current public health emergency
  • Data analytics―Analyze cost and performance data to better understand what factors drive costs and develop processes, procedures, and technology to manage those costs
  • Child welfare financing―Optimize recovery of Medicaid, Title IV-E, and Family First funding, and offer guidance on implementing and complying with Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First), and increasing Medicaid and Title IV-E eligibility and claiming
  • Public health financingFund public health initiatives by establishing a Health Services Initiative (HSI) under your state’s CHIP program and leveraging Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) funding―Identify ways to fund SUD services to address the opioid and crystal methamphetamine epidemics
  • Cannabis accounting, auditing, and economic impact―Assess your controls and minimize the risk of tax evasion and the diversion of marijuana products to illegal markets

To learn more about the services we offer, or if you have a specific question regarding your agency, please contact our government financial management team.

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