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Healthcare Consulting

In the ever-changing healthcare landscape, you need a firm that can not only solve the complex problems of today, but can also help you plan and innovate for the future. At Blue & Co., we do just that.

We have more than 145 professionals dedicated specifically to serving our healthcare clients—including nurses, pharmacists, coders, and healthcare data analysts. We understand the administrative, organizational, and financial needs of healthcare organizations, and we make it our mission to improve the state of healthcare in the U.S. by partnering with our local hospital associations and regulators to affect change.

Who we serve.

  • Hospitals
  • Home Health Providers
  • Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Facilities
  • Dental Practice/Groups
  • Physician Practice/Groups
  • Pharmacies
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Services Overview

Consulting Services

Alliant Purchasing GPO

  • 8,500+ members across 50 states
  • Nearly $800M in contracted volume and thousands of contracts with 550+ aggregations
  • Solutions offered for all categories including cellular phones, medical supply, office supply, pharmaceutical, maintenance, food, services, energy, construction, and capital equipment
  • Applicable to all healthcare organizations including hospitals, long-term care, surgery centers, medical practices, etc.

Medical Coding/Billing Services

  • Revenue optimization
  • Medical coding services
  • Compliance
  • Technology
  • Reporting
  • Claim denial management
  • Outsourced certified professional coding
  • Contract management and credentialing
  • Fee analysis
  • Accounts receivable resolution management

Accounting Services

  • Audit, review, compilation
  • Year-end planning
  • Budget analysis
  • Payroll processing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Cash management
  • Depreciation schedule maintenance

Tax Services

  • Tax planning
  • Sales and use tax returns
  • Corporate/partnership tax returns
  • Cost segregation studies

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.

  • “They are very friendly, open, honest, and competent. One of the most important things for me is that they never make me feel as if I have a stupid question or should understand something. This is priceless.”

    Kim Bordenkircher

    Henry County Hospital

  • “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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CMS to Begin Enforcing Accounting Classification Rule for Crossover Bad Debts

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Five Star and Nursing Home Compare Changes Clarified

Five Star and Nursing Home Compare Changes Clarified

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum, about changes to the Five-Star Rating system on Nursing Home Compare that will go into effect in April 2019. CMS has also revised and posted the Technical User’s Guide reflecting these changes. Important highlights of the changes are: CMS will end the survey freeze on […]

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Worksheet S-10 Update

Worksheet S-10 Update

Over the past six months, CMS instructed all MACs to complete audits of the FFY 2015 Medicare Cost Report Worksheet S-10s. Each MAC was required to complete 50 audits (approximately 25% of all DSH eligible providers nationally), and Blue & Co. represented providers in multiple MAC jurisdictions. Here’s what we learned. S-10 Audit Requests & […]

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