Health Care Payment Reform Center

Hospitals & Health Systems

Hospitals and health systems have to navigate a pivotal industry transition with strategic and financial ramifications. As the market and regulatory requirements place increasing demands on leaders and boards, it’s critical to be able to lean on advisors with a strong foundation of deep expertise.

More than 1,000 hospitals and health systems—including some of the largest academic medical centers and multibillion-dollar integrated systems in the U.S.—have benefited from BKD’s strategic advice. BKD advisors can help leaders make sound decisions regarding payment reform, care variation, physician engagement, financial metrics and consolidation opportunities.

BKD is proud to serve:

CoxHealth

“As a complex system, we weren’t sure what to expect when we were selected for an IRS Exam, but BKD’s tax professionals were there every step of the way. They worked with our staff and the IRS, knew exactly what the IRS needed and made the process go so smoothly that it wasn’t a burden for us. We received a “No Changes” finding that reinforced we were doing the right things the whole time—and that’s a testament to the quality of BKD’s tax professionals.”

— Jake McWay, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
CoxHealth
Springfield, Missouri


University of Missouri Health Care and MU School of Medicine

“As the Controller of MU Health Care for the last 10 years, I can say it’s been especially important to have a positive outlook of our external audit firm during times of changing reimbursement and increased focus on expense management. MU Health Care selected BKD during the RFP process because of their professionalism and definite edge in knowledge regarding the rules and regulations surrounding the health care enterprise. The lead partner brought her deep health care knowledge and then invested her time to understand MU Health Care and the issues specific to our entity.”

— Jennifer Doll, Controller & Senior Director of Finance
University of Missouri Health Care and MU School of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri


Blanchard Valley Health System

“After having a long-term relationship with a Big Four Accounting firm, we had very high expectations for BKD right from the start. I’m happy to say that they’ve exceeded our expectations. BKD’s people from partner to staff are knowledgeable, professional and experienced in serving hospitals of our size and complexity. We have benefited significantly from their industry experience and technical knowledge. As promised, BKD has provided a high level of partner involvement and a consistent team of auditors and advisors who focus on the areas of our business that are material to our financials. They know Health Care and are reliable and responsive to our needs. Engaging BKD was the best decision we could have made. We truly value this relationship and are looking forward to working with BKD for a long time.”

— David Cytlak, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Blanchard Valley Health System
Findlay, Ohio


University of Kansas Health System

“We are a complex organization with numerous needs and tight timetables. First and foremost, BKD brings extensive expertise to the table, providing trusted advisors with whom we can dialogue through challenging issues to reach the correct conclusions. In addition, the firm always responds to pressing deadlines, and the entire team, from partners to staff, is willing to put in the time it takes to get things done right.”

— William H. Marting, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
University of Kansas Health System
Shawnee Mission, Kansas


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