HORNE Earns C3PAO Designation

HORNE Earns C3PAO Designation

HORNE’s cyber team recently earned The Cyber AB Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) designation which allows HORNE to perform specific cyber security assessments for Organizations Seeking Compliance (OSC) through contractual agreements.

Healthcare leaders need to be ‘aggressively urgent’

Healthcare leaders need to be ‘aggressively urgent’

The healthcare industry is in a state of emergency today. In an industry where change notoriously happens gradually at best, leaders should change to a posture of aggressive urgency if they want their facilities to survive. The negative after-effects of the COVID pandemic are felt by no industry greater than healthcare. The virus has left in its wake a system that is not only tired but wounded – physically and fiscally.

How companies combat software insecurities

How companies combat software insecurities

In most companies, developers are focused on meeting project deadlines, and that often leads to applications that are insecurely coded. Custom development can multiply vulnerabilities. Some 48 percent of developers think they leave vulnerabilities in their code, according to the State of Developer-Driven Security Survey 2022 from Secure Code Warrior.

Cybersecurity: Protecting your Growth

Cybersecurity: Protecting your Growth

Cybersecurity risks challenge your business development. You need to address the bad risks so you can take the good risks that let you grow and maneuver to stay ahead of your competition.  You also need expert insights into cyber risk and how you must defend your organization and protect your growth.

Harness Federal Programs to Drive Growth

Harness Federal Programs to Drive Growth

The federal government has incentivized the use of data to drive improvement in COVID tracking, measuring COVID impacts, improving population and mental health and addressing health inequities. Analytics
is critical for assessing data, discovering gaps and delivering quick-win recommendations leading to outsize gains.

S-10 Solutions

S-10 Solutions

S-10 reporting now impacts the majority of your organization’s uncompensated care reimbursement. Not only to ensure the health of your hospital but also the health of your community. With $8 billion in uncompensated care DSH funds available, the time to act is now.

Stephanie Fowler

Stephanie Fowler

Stephanie Fowler is a senior manager in the healthcare practice at HORNE where she specializes in helping clients improve their financial performance by providing customized accounting solutions that include financial statements and forecast, accounts payable, accounts receivable and billing, income allocation and key metrics.

The Power of a CFO and COO in One

The Power of a CFO and COO in One

As a dentist do you ever find yourself struggling with the business side of running your practice and/or multiple practice locations? Would you like to be able to visually see both your financial and clinical data in one place?

Decision Point – Episode One

Decision Point – Episode One

Episode 1 of Decision Point: America’s long-term care community wants to keep stimulus payments to stay afloat yet facility owners find themselves searching for reimbursable ways to spend. With so many strings attached, learn how you can spend the money and maintain compliance with federal rules and regulations.

Decision Point – Episode Four: The Scoop on Reimbursable Physical Therapy Programs for COVID Recovery Patients

Decision Point – Episode Four: The Scoop on Reimbursable Physical Therapy Programs for COVID Recovery Patients

Chris Hannibal, Doctorate of Physical Therapy for Progressive Health, explains how a physical therapy program is a win-win for patients and LTC facility owners. Patients are recovering with no rebounds and facilities can reimburse expenses associated with the program. In this episode, you will learn about a program that has identified symptoms physical therapy directors should look for to establish recovery goals and patient therapy schedules and how to get reimbursed for those allotted therapies.

Decision Point – Episode Five: Secure Your Network

Decision Point – Episode Five: Secure Your Network

Increased use of telemedicine puts many long-term care facilities at risk, and cyber-criminals are already targeting healthcare organizations which can adversely impact health information technology, medical communications, and patient and resident safety. Ryan Wallace from HORNE Cyber joins us on this episode to share 5 best practices to help keep your network secure.

Decision Point – Episode Seven: COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths vs Facts

Decision Point – Episode Seven: COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths vs Facts

Courtney Bishnoi, Vice President of Quality and Programs at the American Health Care Association and National Center of Assisted Living joins this episode to promote the adoption of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. AHCA/NCAL launched the #GetVaccinated campaign as a way to share strategies to improve staff vaccination rates, debunk myths, and share important facts about the vaccine. They have made available important resources you can access at getvaccinated.us.

Reimbursement & Advisory for Long-Term Care

HORNE’s healthcare team provides clinical and financial insights to help optimize reimbursements, protect margins and identify solutions to capitalize on opportunities to increase efficiency and profitability.

Startup

Propel your dental practice forward by maximizing your earnings from the beginning.

Christina Street

Christina Street

Christina Street is a partner at HORNE where she works collaboratively to serve healthcare organizations across the US. She specializes in physician contracting arrangements for large multi-facility health systems to single-physician medical practices, which includes the development and implementation of physician compensation modeling and fair market value contractual agreements.

Lisa Nothstine

Lisa Nothstine

Lisa Nothstine is a senior manager in healthcare services at HORNE. She is a part of the firm’s physician services division where she provides consulting services to medical groups and hospitals related to compensation valuation for physician employment, medical director services, call coverage services, stipends, management services and other hospital/physician contractual relationships.

Allison Little

Allison Little

Allison Little is an outsourced CFO that works with medical practices to achieve goals and advance growth. She provides financial strategies, based on trend analysis and projections, to give insights and opportunities for success. She is recognized for improving financial performance by providing customized accounting solutions that include accounts payable, accounts receivable and billing, payroll, income allocation, key metrics and measurements, financial statements and forecasts.

Clint King

Clint King

Clint King is a partner in healthcare services at HORNE. He oversees audits primarily for healthcare and nonprofit organizations. He specializes in providing insights through data analytics in audit and revenue cycle consulting projects.  He also has in-depth experience with complex healthcare revenue recognition issues, patient receivable functions and related cash flow improvement opportunities.

Tony R. Jones

Tony R. Jones

Tony R. Jones is a tax services senior manager in healthcare services for HORNE LLP. He provides tax services, specializing in employee benefits. Tony joined HORNE in 2004 and has more than 15 years of experience.

Mickey Hannon

Mickey Hannon

Mickey is a director for HORNE specializing in business accounting and consulting for healthcare clients. He serves for-profit and nonprofit clients by providing real-time financial information, reducing costs associated with business operations, and streamlining their accounting processes. He provides business advisory services in the areas of startups, mergers and dissolutions, outsourced accounting, compensation modeling, industry benchmarking, contract CFO, and business restructuring.

Laura Gillenwater

Laura Gillenwater

Laura is a senior manager at HORNE with over ten years of experience dedicated to healthcare reimbursement & advisory. She works closely with her clients to optimize reimbursement and serves entities that span the entire health care continuum. Laura specializes in medical education reimbursement (IME/DGME) and serves as HORNE’s in-house IRIS database expert.

Amie T. Dean

Amie T. Dean

Amie is a tax senior manager in HORNE’s healthcare services practice. She primarily provides tax and consulting services to nonprofit and healthcare entities, including hospitals, doctor groups and physicians.

Lori Crocker

Lori Crocker

Lori is a senior manager in healthcare services at HORNE LLP. Her work includes preparation of Medicare/Medicaid cost reports for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. She provides support for Medicare and Medicaid audits and is experienced in the preparation of Medicaid eligibility studies for hospitals.

Florence Bauer

Florence Bauer

Florence is a senior manager in healthcare assurance at HORNE. She primarily focuses on assurance review and consulting services to healthcare entities such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, retirement facilities and companies providing pharmacy services. She specializes in accounting and auditing standards for healthcare, governmental and nonprofit entities.

Jarrod Barraza

Jarrod Barraza

Jarrod Barraza serves as a senior manager in the healthcare valuation service line at HORNE where his practice focuses on business valuation and transaction consulting services in the healthcare industry. Jarrod joined the firm in 2019. Prior to joining HORNE, Jarrod served as a manager in a national healthcare valuation and consulting firm and as an intern at a boutique business valuation and litigation support firm.

Succession

DENTAL PRACTICES Succession Get the optimum price for your practice when it’s time to sell. Secure optimum value for your practice. After patient care, a main goal of a practice owner should be to maximize the economic benefits achieved from the eventual change in...

HIPAA Privacy & Security

HEALTHCARE HIPAA Privacy & Security Create an effective compliance program to identify your organization’s level of compliance and prioritize areas of improvement. Your privacy and security matter. Today, it’s not a matter of if your IT will be compromised, but...

Healthcare Analytics

HORNE has invested in a best-in-class healthcare analytics platform that gives providers access to transformative technology, without transformative costs.

Cybersecurity

HEALTHCARE Cybersecurity Our cyber assurance specialists help you protect vital patient information and lower the risks of potentially costly cyber attacks. Cybersecurity is today’s number one business risk. With cybercrime on the rise, the patients and...

Managed Accounting Services

In today’s environment, you face an array of challenges. Patient satisfaction. Shifting regulations. Burnout. Dealing with payers. Employee turnover. How you manage these challenges impacts your practice’s growth and success.

Reimbursement & Advisory for Hospitals

Our HORNE team offers timely and relevant insights to help optimize reimbursements, protect margins and identify the best opportunities for growth. We evaluate your unique environment and look at the competitive forces to provide financial impact analyses and reveal the best strategies going forward.

Valuation

We offer specialized insight with the most up-to-date valuation guidance and industry trends needed for sound business decisions.

Tax

Tax rules get more complex every year. Every decision you make impacts your tax situation. HORNE knows the vital impact of proactive tax planning.

Risk Management

Risk management involves every facet of your organization, regardless of your industry. We help transform risk into opportunity to give you peace of mind.

Katherine G. Watts

Katherine G. Watts

As partner for accounting, advisory and tax services, Kathy’s focus is on managed accounting and tax services designed to help various industries achieve their financial goals. She has collaborated with hundreds of business owners and leaders, providing strategic counsel and assistance ranging from initial startup to succession plans.

Kade Moody

Kade Moody

Kade Moody is a healthcare partner at HORNE and serves as the leader of HORNE’s healthcare assurance services. He is also the firmwide director of assurance and a member of HORNE’s Board of Directors. Kade was also a charter member of the Firm’s Belonging at HORNE Steering Committee, with the focus of creating a sense of belonging and inclusivity across the Firm. Kade leads his client relationships with the key traits of providing financial integrity and strategic vision.

Bryan McDonald

Bryan McDonald

My main purpose is to increase access and quality while reducing costs for healthcare providers. I’m wired for this job. It demands that we think strategically, navigate complex situations and produce solutions that are measurable and immediate. Our team brings the depth of knowledge, experience and common-sense counsel that is “table stakes” when working to solve one of our economy’s most pressing problems. Throughout my career, I’ve worked directly with governmental and other large entities to solve the unique issues associated with large funding streams and created frameworks for systematic measurement that deliver results.

Rud Blumentritt

Rud Blumentritt

Healthcare is going through tremendous transformation and clients need us now more than ever, particularly as it relates to physician/hospital integration. In helping our clients structure physician/hospital arrangements, Rud Bluementritt is in a unique position to point out areas of concern and suggest workable solutions that are sound and compliant with healthcare regulatory rules, so clients can avoid potential severe, far-reaching penalties.

Managed Accounting Services

The amount of time it takes to oversee routine accounting and financial operation functions is increasing. Let HORNE provide your managed accounting services.

Data & Technology

Data & Technology

Competitive advantage goes to the business that leverages data, automates its workplace & has a solid infrastructure. Transform your data & technology today.

Long-Awaited Stark and Anti-Kickback Regulations Published

Cybersecurity

Reduce exposure to cybersecurity threats. Stay ahead of the ever-changing regulatory requirements and strengthen your cybersecurity posture.

Audit & Compliance

Audit & Compliance

HORNE’s audit and compliance services provide a strategy to institute controls and manage risk and compliance to keep you prepared for opportunity.

SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance

SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance

Many companies and individuals have applied for funds from the Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) Relief Loans Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Our previous communication addresses the recent suspension of the PPP due to inadequate funding. For our clients that did not receive funds or approval prior to the suspension, we will continue to work on completing applications and submitting to lenders in anticipation of additional funds being made available under the PPP. 

Beware: Phishing Emails Target COVID-19 Small Business Loans

Beware: Phishing Emails Target COVID-19 Small Business Loans

It has come to our attention that a new email phishing or “spoofing” scheme is being sent to businesses seeking financial assistance due to COVID-19. The emails are an attempt to scam business owners that have applied, or are considering applying, for Paycheck Protection Program loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. These emails may look legitimate and appear to come from your bank.