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Healthcare

We are healthcare accounting and consulting.

Healthcare is our largest niche. It’s what we’re known for. And that’s why so many providers choose us to be their partner.

For more than 45 years, Blue & Co. has painstakingly cultivated its healthcare team to include industry experts that cover almost every aspect of operational efficiency and compliance. Our teams work with nearly every hospital in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky and have healthcare clients in almost every state across the U.S.

Who we serve.

We currently serve more than 1,500 healthcare providers, covering everything from hospitals and physician groups to post-acute care facilities, dental practices, and pharmacies. We have more than 145 experienced professionals dedicated specifically to healthcare that will serve you with a deep and comprehensive understanding of the industry’s administrative, organizational, and financial needs.

Industry Organizations

  • American Academy of Professional Coders
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Health Information Management Association, AHIMA
  • Health Enterprise Network of Louisville
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, Inc
  • Indiana Health Care Association
  • Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing
  • LeadingAge
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • Medical News

Testimonials

  • “I appreciate the willingness to get on the phone and discuss complex situations as they are happening. In this way, we have a good product and clean audit.”

    Cheryl Wathen

    Deaconess Hospital, Inc.

  • “When you pick up the phone or email someone at Blue, if they are not available immediately, they get back with you very quickly. The people make the company, and Blue has a way of finding people that can relate to everyone. Blue is just an exceptional company and I am proud to have worked with them for the past 15 years.”

    Willie Cooper-Lohr

    Barnesville Hospital

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Blue & Co. has performed many Emergency Department Leveling Reviews for hospitals. The two most utilized leveling criteria are “points-based” or “intervention-based.” In either case, each hospital must determine which facility resources (or attributes) to include within its criteria, and how these resources crosswalk into ED visit levels (99281-99285). This can create significant reimbursement differences […]

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How Transparency and Patient Advocacy Can Reduce Your Hospital’s Bad Debt

In 2019 patient medical debt in the U.S. totaled at least $195 billion, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues. This is a massive figure and should be looked at as an opportunity for healthcare organizations. A survey conducted by Kaufman Hall in August 2020 […]

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In a previous blog post, we talked about how poor insurance verification and authorization processes can cause patients to either not come to therapy or to go to a competitor who can facilitate those processes faster. We know that notwithstanding patient choice, outpatient therapy providers should be able to offer an evaluation appointment within 3 […]

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