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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
  • Rural Health Clinics

Services Overview

Consulting Services

Alliant Purchasing GPO

  • 24,000+ members across 50 states
  • Nearly $4.1 billion in purchasing volume and thousands and over 2,000 contracts, including but not limited to: medical supplies and distribution, cell phones, office supplies, pharmaceuticals, food service, construction, capital equipment, IT, and more.
  • As a group purchasing organization, accumulated purchasing power, strategic collaborations, and dynamic partnerships allow Alliant to deliver value throughout all healthcare service lines, hospitality, and business and industry.

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.

  • “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

Managed Care Contracts

Managed Care Contracting: Outdated Contracts Could be Costing Your Organization

A recent Blue & Co. audit of a small hospital’s existing Managed Care contracts yielded an unfortunate surprise: a nearly twenty-year-old contract with a major insurance company with rates that had not been updated since the original effective date. Not so surprisingly, these rates were woefully inadequate – reflecting a commercial rate that was only […]

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Proposed Updates to Medicare Bad Debt Listing Template

Recently there have been conversations around the potential new template from CMS that will be used for the Medicare Bad Debt listing that is filed with your organization’s cost report. As of July 2022, this new template is still in the proposed stage, and Medicare is accepting comments. You do not have to use this new […]

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Creating a Financial Denial Prevention and Management Plan for Outpatient Therapy

Every hospital department deals with financial denials. Understanding the volumes of those denials for your outpatient therapy department can improve the net revenue of the department. A financial denial is when an insurance company or carrier refuses to pay for the healthcare services the individual receives. Within an outpatient therapy department, the level of denials […]

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