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Home Care & Hospice

BKD has one of the country’s leading home care consulting practices. We work with hundreds of home care agencies, including both freestanding and provider-based groups. Our home care consulting center of excellence is based in our Springfield, Missouri, office, where services include financial and reimbursement consulting, billing outsourcing and training services, clinical and billing compliance assessments and operational reviews. 

Our home care professionals are up to date on regulatory and legislative changes in the industry, averaging more than 60 hours of formal training annually. Members of our home care team attend the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) Annual Conference and NAHC Financial Management Conference, as well as conferences for other regional and state associations.

In addition, we regularly publish home care articles through our BKD Thoughtware®, offering clients information about time-sensitive home care issues. Our home care articles also have been published in other health care periodicals, and BKD’s home care consultants are routinely quoted in home care industry periodicals. 

Our professionals frequently make presentations at state and national organization events, and the firm often conducts seminars and webinars on important reimbursement, regulatory and operational matters. Members of BKD’s home care team have made presentations on the various home care topics at major national and regional meetings, such as the NAHC Annual Conference, NAHC Financial Management Conference and numerous regional and state home care meetings.

John Knox Village

“The support staff of BKD provided John Knox Village with tools and training that allowed us to complete the implementation and transition in a timely manner. John Knox Village saw a drastic reduction in the outstanding accounts receivable and in the error rate on claims due to the pre-billing audit tool also provided by BKD."

“Since that time, BKD has continued to provide ongoing training and consultation and still provides monthly assistance in the billing and reporting process. We all really appreciate having BKD associates a phone call away; it is more than your typical client relationship. We highly recommend that if anyone is looking for a home health accounts receivable clean-up or assistance that you look to BKD and their excellent staff.”

— Ken Siverly, Director of Finance
John Knox Village
Lees Summit, Missouri

Howard County Home Health & Hospice

“We’ve worked with BKD for more than 20 years because their people understand the home care industry so thoroughly. BKD not only completes our financial statement audit, but we’ve tapped into a full range of additional services, including clinical and operations consulting, monthly financial statement compilations, tax return preparation, Medicare cost reports, pension plan administration and billing consulting. We are very pleased with BKD’s knowledgeable, professional staff.”

— Serese Wiehardt, RN, BSN, CHCE, Chief Executive Officer
Howard County Home Health & Hospice
Fayette, Missouri

Washington County Public Health & Home

“It is a pleasure working with our advisors at BKD. They exhibit a high level of professionalism and are knowledgeable about many facets of home health. The staff is cooperative in their efforts to fulfill our agency needs. BKD consistently provides excellent feedback and suggestions to help improve and sustain the financial stability of our agency.”

— Peggy Wood, Fiscal Administrator
Washington County Public Health & Home
Washington, Iowa

Excell Home Healthcare, Hospice and Personal Care

“BKD came in initially and helped us improve on the timeliness of our financials and now they perform a wide variety of services for us, including cost reports, clinical consulting tax preparation and financial consulting. The people at BKD are a great asset. Our advisor is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. He is accessible and takes the time to teach and advise, showing he really cares about our business.”

— Mina Acquaye, Chief Executive Officer and Administrator
Excell Home Healthcare, Hospice and Personal Care
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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