Hospitals and Health Systems

Dean Dorton’s Hospital and Health System Expertise

Dean Dorton provides accounting, business consulting, and advisory services for organizations across the healthcare industry spectrum. From community hospitals to multi-hospital systems, Dean Dorton can provide assistance and leadership on a variety of strategic, financial, operational, and regulatory compliance matters.

We serve a broad variety of hospital and health system clients that range from critical-access hospitals with fewer than 25 beds to large and complex integrated health systems with more than 3,000 beds. Our hospital and health system clients rely on our team of healthcare experts to provide sound advice and insights to help them navigate the industry’s challenges. In addition to providing traditional audit, tax, and accounting services, Dean Dorton provides comprehensive array of services including advisory consulting, reimbursement, compliance and strategic business services to our healthcare clients.

Whether you are seeking to gain efficiency in your revenue cycle or comply with new federal requirements, Dean Dorton’s trusted healthcare advisors provide partner-level attention to help strengthen your operations.

Dean Dorton’s Hospital and Health System Services

We offer a full range of healthcare services specific to hospitals and health systems:

  • Accounting and financial outsourcing
    • Customizable outsourced accounting solutions (including CFO services)
    • Automated and streamlined processes
    • Collaborative cloud-based tools
    • Workflow automation
    • Real-time access to key information
  • Accounting software
  • Audits, review, and financial statement compilations
  • Benchmarking analysis
  • Benefit plan audits
  • Claims auditing
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Financial feasibility and attestations
  • Internal audit
  • Tax planning and compliance (including Form 990)
  • Affiliation/merger facilitation assistance
  • Analysis of billing and collection processes
  • Board education and development
  • CMS calculation of DSH appeal
  • Community benefit calculation and analysis
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Deferred compensation consulting
  • Financial projections and business plans
  • Geographic wage index reclassification
  • Interim finance, accounting and departmental leadership
  • IT outsourcing
  • Joint ventures – strategic planning and implementation
  • Market assessments
  • Medical billing and credentialing
    • Individual and group practice credentialing
  • Occupation mix survey – facility impact analysis
  • Physician compensation plans
  • Physician practice assessments
  • Physician relationship development
  • Process improvement
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Technology solutions – hardware and software support, outsourcing services
  • Valuation
  • Analysis of billing and collection processes
  • Cash acceleration and A/R clean-up
  • Coding and medical documentation analysis
  • End to end assessment and reorganization
  • Interim practice staffing and support
  • Managed care contract negotiations
  • Medical coding outsourced support services and review
  • Medical chart and documentation audit
  • Revenue cycle process redesign
  • Staffing analysis
  • Clinical research operations compliance
  • Coding and billing compliance review
  • Compliance program assessment
  • Compliance and Privacy Officer services
  • Conditions of Participation (CoPs) compliance
  • Data security
  • Governance and communication
  • HIPAA privacy and security assessments including mock HIPAA audits
  • HIPAA Information Technology (IT) Risk Assessment
  • Independent Review Organization (IRO)
  • Occupational fraud and identity theft
  • Patient safety
  • PCI compliance
  • Segregation of duties and internal controls
  • Whistleblower hotline program and management
  • Contractual relationships
  • Healthcare settlement items, appeals and operational improvement
    • Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH)
    • Medicare Bad Debt
    • Indirect and Graduate Medical Education (IME/GME)
    • Budgeting
  • Medicare and Medicaid Cost Reporting Services
  • Medicare and Medicaid Special Programs Reimbursement
    • Electronic Health Records Incentives
    • State Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH)
    • Provider tax
    • Inter-governmental transfers
    • Wrap payments
  • Reimbursement analysis
  • Revenue projections and proformas
  • Third-party payer contract negotiations and renewals

Why Choose Dean Dorton

  • Innovative business thinking with a fresh perspective
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to accurate, quality and timely services
  • Focused on helping each client succeed
  • Nationally recognized experts who work personally with each client