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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

  • 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.

  • “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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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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How Referral Turnaround Times in Outpatient Therapy Impact Your Organization

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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