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Rural Hospitals

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Overcome Rural Health Challenges with Guidance from BKD's Trusted Advisors™

The financial stress on rural healthcare providers like critical access hospitals (CAH) is daunting and ultimately affects the financial health of the communities they serve. With numerous closures and one in three hospitals facing financial risk throughout the country, it’s essential for rural healthcare providers to be flexible in championing policies associated with the changing healthcare environment, improving patient outcomes, and reducing the need for hospital admissions and readmissions.

BKD National Health Care Group works with numerous CAHs and other rural healthcare providers across the country, offering expertise that helps providers remain compliant and receive appropriate reimbursement.

In addition, through our involvement in the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and similar organizations, we provide technical support to advocacy efforts aimed at helping develop and improve rural America.

Contact us today to see if one of our trusted advisors can help with your unique circumstances.

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Physician Time Study Tool

BKD’s physician time study tool is a mobile-friendly application to help healthcare organizations allocate physician and midlevel costs. We also can assist with other studies, including cost reports, uncompensated care, and organ acquisition.

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Rural Resources

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Payment Reform

BKD’s experienced payment reform team routinely helps rural healthcare providers navigate matters associated with bundled payments, MACRA, MIPS, and more. We’ll keep you up to date and informed on changes in legislation that could affect your organization.

Not sure where to start? Visit our Health Care Payment Reform Resources or download our Beginning Bundles Guide.

Regulatory Compliance & Reimbursement

Annual Medicare and Medicaid cost report preparation is the foundation of BKD’s reimbursement services. We’re one of the largest providers of cost report preparation services in the country, preparing approximately 2,000 Medicare and Medicaid cost reports each year.

We can help you with:

  • Cost report reviews & preparation
  • 340B drug pricing program operational services
  • Medicare bad debt recovery reporting
  • Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments
  • Compliance program reviews
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Physician Enterprise Services

Physicians are the core of care delivery and we have a specialized team dedicated to helping you improve engagement, compliance, and profitability and position the practice for long-term financial success.

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Audit & Assurance

BKD audits approximately 600 hospitals annually—including small rural hospitals—and audit and assurance services compose 47 percent of our health service mix.

Our solutions include:

  • Financial statement audit
  • 340B drug pricing program audit
  • Internal audit
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Tax Services

As your organization becomes more complex, tax risk increases. How well are you managing that risk? Our advisors can help reduce your burden or take advantage of tax law provisions.

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Healthcare Private Equity

BKD understands the complexity and importance of portfolio management in the healthcare industry. Our private equity team has the in-depth expertise and experience to assist you in each stage of your investment timeline. Contact us today.

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