How to Maximize Revenue Cycle Performance in an Era of Healthcare Reform

In a time when healthcare reform increases the complexities of revenue cycle operations, it is becoming clear that a robust revenue performance will play an increasingly important role in providers' financial health. Dean Dorton's healthcare [...]

October 16th, 2015|Healthcare|

ICD-10: Phone a Friend

It is no secret ICD-10 is now the "new norm!" We understand that the coming days may present difficulties for your organization, including providers and coding personnel.  Please know that you have a resource you [...]

October 5th, 2015|Healthcare|

Proposed Changes for Not-for-Profit Accounting

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has developed guidance that it believes will improve the information provided in financial statements and disclosures for non-for-profit entities. The proposed guidance is Accounting Standards Update 2015-230 Presentation of [...]

September 21st, 2015|Healthcare, Higher Education, Nonprofit & Government|

Joint Venture Options for Non-Profits

Many tax exempts face the difficult task of trying to raise enough capital to fund programs, without the risk of losing exempt status, when traditional lending opportunities are increasingly less available. Joint venturing with for-profit corporations [...]

July 23rd, 2015|Healthcare, Higher Education, Nonprofit & Government|

Buying and Selling in the Healthcare Industry

Merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction volume in the healthcare industry is off to a fast start in 2015, continuing the robust trend from 2014.  Many analysts and executives believe M&A activity will continue its strong [...]

July 10th, 2015|Healthcare|

Medicare Fraud – Charges total $712 Million in False Billings

The Medicare Fraud Strike Force announced yesterday the “biggest ever” fraud takedown in the history of the Justice Department.  In excess of $700 million was associated with fraudulent billings after the Medicare Fraud Strike Force [...]

June 19th, 2015|Healthcare|

Is Your Organization Prepared for ICD-10?

October 1, 2015 is the compliance deadline to transition to the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code set. As the scope and complexity of this transition is significant, Dean Dorton is committed to assisting your organization obtain [...]

April 28th, 2015|Healthcare|

Reminder: Your Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Needs to be Updated

The Affordable Care Act contains numerous new requirements for exempt hospitals.  One of them is the requirement for an exempt hospital to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years and to adopt [...]

February 13th, 2015|Healthcare|

Meaningful Use Incentive Programs: Do You Know the Details?

Providers or individuals can fail to capture $63,750 in reimbursement per practitioner by incorrectly determining that a Physician’s Assistant (PA), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.D.M.), Doctor of Dental [...]

December 11th, 2014|Healthcare|

2014 Incentive Programs: Action Items

It is essential that hospitals are attentive to the fact that the December 31st Medicare Meaningful Use attestations deadline is quickly approaching. In addition, just as significant, the Medicaid Incentive Program deadlines loom shortly thereafter. [...]

November 24th, 2014|Healthcare|