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Every day healthcare turns to Plante Moran for solutions

Hospitals and Health Systems

Every day health care turns to Plante Moran for solutions

From financial statement audits to reimbursement enhancement and performance improvement, Plante Moran serves more than 1,800 healthcare providers, among them 250 integrated health care delivery systems and community-based hospitals.

Our professional staff includes many former healthcare industry specialists. We have reimbursement specialists, litigation/valuation specialists, clinicians, and of course, we have CPAs.

The business of healthcare

This eight-hospital system has sustained a revenue growth rate of 20 percent each year over the last 20 years. Read how they put business principles to work to maintain the system’s financial health.

They bring hands-on knowledge of the healthcare industry and experience to deliver pertinent operational, financial, and strategic solutions to healthcare providers so that they can stay competitive, grow, and provide quality care. 

Answers to issues facing hospitals

As the debate over healthcare reform continues, it is easy to let the uncertainty lull you into inaction. But the essence of the reform measures, incentivizing more efficient and effective care, is here to stay. So there are things you can do today that will prepare your organization for a healthy tomorrow.

Our experienced staff can help ensure you meet quality standards and position you to leverage shared savings programs. They can also help you with improvements in your operations and labor productivity, a proactive response to ever fluctuating reimbursement rates. When you are debating facilities questions like “remodel or build new,” they can provide you with the data you need to make informed decisions. And when you are developing a strategy on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), they can share benchmarks and experience from helping your peers with the same concerns. Our healthcare team can help bring you a degree of certainty to an uncertain world.

Impacts of healthcare reform

Our firm culture is behind our difference. Each year since 1998, FORTUNE magazine has recognized Plante Moran as one of the best places to work. This winning culture translates into strong staff retention and encourages collaboration, resulting in an unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge available to clients.

The culture has spawned collaborations like the one we have with Strategic Health Care, a leading healthcare policy and advocacy firm in Washington, D.C. We have teamed with them in an effort to help hospitals and health systems understand how healthcare reform affects their organizations. If you have questions like how can I avoid new financial penalties and what do I need to do to take advantage of new federal monies for demonstration and pilot project, we have answers.

The Plante Moran healthcare team is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges you face and we are highly qualified to provide the services your organization needs to thrive.

Financial Statement Audit

You will appreciate that Plante Moran accountants view financial statement audits as more than a routine, compliance activity. We will come as an independent examiner, but during the auditing process, we will also look for information that can lead to improvements and cost savings for your organization.

A-133 Single Audit

Has your healthcare organization expended $500,000 or more in federal funding? Whether you are spending it for integrated services development, health information technology, or other programs, you should be aware that your organization is required to file a single audit according to Circular A-133 of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

403(b) Audits

Non-profit hospitals that have fiduciary responsibility for their 403(b) tax-deferred retirement plans, including reporting and disclosure responsibilities, need to be gathering information to properly document these 403(b) plans and prepare for financial statement audits. These two new compliance requirements for 403(b) plans, perhaps the most substantial changes in 40 years, pose new challenges and implementation can be complex.

Capital Projects

Our capital projects team that specializes in assisting hospitals can help you ensure that you are investing in projects with the greatest pay off in patient care and profitability. We can help you evaluate new projects in your pipeline to determine if they will have significant benefits.

Decision Support (EPSi)

If you are looking for a way to improve the efficiency and accuracy of your financial planning, as well as increase your profitability and transparency, you have found what you are looking for in EPSi — a web-based, decision-support system for hospitals and health systems hosted by Plante Moran.

Form 990

Plante Moran tax experts who understand non-profit hospitals are well prepared to help you quantify your benefit to the community. We will help you identify the information that needs to be gathered for Form 990 and then discuss the processes, procedures, and systems that need to be in place to consistently and accurately collect the required information.

Labor Productivity Analysis

A labor productivity analysis by the healthcare consulting team of Plante Moran can help you better forecast staffing needs compared to projected volumes so that you can manage your biggest expense – labor costs. And with better use of labor comes improved profitability.

Reimbursement / Regulatory

With the reality of reduced reimbursements from now on, it is imperative that providers obtain accurate reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payers.

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Case Studies



“It’s the industry specific expertise combined with the customer focus of the staff that keeps us relying on Plante & Moran. I’ve worked with a number of firms, but Plante’s depth of expertise combined with the care and professionalism of the staff is unequalled.”

Kevin J. Cawley, CFO
Sheridan Community Hospital