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Financial and operational issues are among the most consequential for healthcare providers. Rising costs, decreased third party reimbursements, expanding market demands, staffing shortages, and constantly changing federal, state and local regulations are some of the challenges faced by the long-term care community. Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC provides sound financial, operational, and reimbursement advice to long-term care providers to maximize efficiency and contain the costs of care.

TYPES OF CLIENTS

  • Hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Federally qualified and rural health care centers
  • Health systems
  • Continuing care retirement communities
  • Home health care organizations

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Accounting Services – Compliance and Financial
  • Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Cost Control Studies
  • Consulting and Assisting on Financing Issues
  • HIPAA Compliance Monitoring
  • Operations Consulting
  • Strategic Planning/Feasibility Studies
  • Business Consulting Services
  • Payroll Processing and Reporting
  • Employee Benefit Plan Design and Administration
  • Financial Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Valuation Services
  • Medicaid and Medicare Cost Report Preparation
  • Reimbursement Consulting
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Financial Reporting Services

Our consultants stay current through active participation in local and national organizations, such as LeadingAge PA (formerly PANPHA) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Our firm is also a member of Allinial Global’s Healthcare Community of Practice. These affiliations provide our firm with extensive technical support, access to resource directories of consulting support materials, and continuing professional education focused on the long-term care industry.  

INSTITUTIONAL HEALTHCARE TEAM LEADERS

Gregory P. Hall, CPA, CMA, CFM, Carlisle
Kara M. Darlington, CPA, Hanover
Timothy E. Peters, CPA, Hagerstown

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