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BKD wants to help you build confidence in your abilities as a community health center (CHC) and create a more sustainable future for your organization.

BKD National Health Care Group is made up of trusted advisors who spend nearly 100 percent of their time providing accounting, audit, tax, and consulting for CHCs and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) nationwide. We’re also active in the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and consult with approximately 30 regional and state primary care associations (PCA) as well as Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN)

The BKD Center of Excellence for Community Health Centers focuses on specific issues CHCs face every day. We understand each CHC has individual needs and goals, so we work with you to design a tailored solution that suits your unique operating environment.

You can count on BKD—the No. 1 auditor for CHCs across the country, according to data compiled by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget via the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

Take a closer look at the many ways our trusted advisors can assist your CHC with accounting, audit, tax, and consulting today!

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How does your health center check out against your peers? With BKDpulse, your management team can measure your financial information against any other health center in the country. You can view detailed comparable data on benchmark performance, productivity, and more.

If you’re looking for new ways to improve your bottom line or wondering what other clinics are doing, BKD can help. Check the pulse of your CHC financial health today.

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"Fundamentals of Fiscally Fit Community Health Centers" Toolkit

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Audit & Assurance

BKD audits more CHCs than any other firm in the U.S. and more than double the number of the closest ranking CPA firm.

Our CHC audit clients’ annual budgets range from $2 million to more than $100 million, and our strong reputation with governmental regulators lends significant credibility to your financial statements. You can count on BKD to deliver the high-quality audit and assurance services you deserve.

You won’t have to train our auditors on CHC grant compliance requirements or sliding fee discounts. They’re professionally focused on CHCs, so they can advise you on key issues and share best practices.


To help CHCs address the challenges associated with IRS Form 990, we developed BKD 990connect. This innovative tool helps reduce time, simplifies the preparation process, and gives you a direct line of communication to your trusted tax advisor.


BKD has been working with Medicare since its inception in 1965 and prepares hundreds of FQHC cost reports each year. We also work with many CHCs on their state Medicaid cost report filings. We’ve developed cost report forms for several states and are familiar with the scope-change process under the Medicaid prospective payment system (PPS) that many states use to reimburse CHCs.

Our third-party reimbursement solutions for CHCs and FQHCs include:

  • Cost report preparation and filing
  • Medicaid PPS scope-change filing assistance
  • Medicare and/or Medicaid PPS planning and strategy
  • Medicare Advantage assistance
  • Assistance with Medicare and/or Medicaid cost report settlement process and related desk audits or reviews

Revenue Cycle & Operations

BKD Trusted Advisors™ specialize in revenue operation matters specific to CHCs, including:

  • Revenue cycle management and key performance indicators
  • Medicare and Medicaid reporting
  • Fee schedule development
  • Medicare G code development
  • Billing, coding, and compliance
  • Charge structure development
  • Third-party payor contracts
  • Strategic positioning
  • 340B Drug Pricing Program

Grants Management

Grant Tracking & Paycheck Protection Program Tool

BKD’s Grant Tracking and Paycheck Protection Program Tool is designed to help support community health center (CHC) record-keeping and expense allocation strategy. The tool is customizable to your general ledger and payroll periods. It can be used by organizations with up to 500 employees and up to 40 different funding streams. To help ensure that CHCs are reconciling back to their general ledger system, the tool also includes supportive checks and balances. The tool can be used for grant tracking long after the health center has used the proceeds from the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Accounting & Finance Support

Is your organization in need of accounting and chief financial officer support due to turnover or organization growth? BKD Trusted Advisors™ can help. We can assist management with monthly financial statement preparation, dashboard development, board reporting, and other finance department duties.

Community Health Center Boot Camp Trainings

BKD offers in-depth, CPE-eligible training that covers the issues and concerns most important to community health centers. Sign up for a CHC boot camp today!

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