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Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC has over 50 years of experience offering financial consulting services for the healthcare industry. Our in-depth knowledge of the industry and its unique challenges give us an opportunity to offer targeted services to our healthcare clients. Our specialized accounting and consulting services include:

  • New practices/new physicians
  • Practice startup assistance
  • Cost segregation study
  • Financial model of cash needs
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Income distribution formulas
  • Entity selection and consulting
  • Fee schedule development
  • Budgeting for financing and to ensure appropriate capitalization
  • Employment agreements
  • Non-compete provisions

Ancillary Service Development

  • Review of opportunities for ancillary services/departments
  • Accounting and reporting revisions for ancillary divisions
  • Cost/benefit analysis of proposed ancillary services
  • Development of income distribution methodology for ancillary revenues

Compensation/Benefits

  • Design and implementation of incentive compensation programs
  • Analysis of staff levels and responsibilities to propose recommendations for optimizing payroll costs
  • Design and administration of employee benefit programs

Revenue Optimization/Cost Containment

  • Practice management and operations support
    • Assistance with set-up and recruiting
    • Practice performance reviews
    • Workflow improvements
  • Billing and collections review
  • Financial and statistical analysis, including benchmarking for industry/specialty comparisons
  • Fee schedule analysis
  • Analysis of practice costs, including comparison of practice expenses to industry averages

Compliance Consulting/Fraud Prevention

  • Assistance with compliance programs (HIPPA)
  • Internal control review
  • Fraud examination
  • Litigation support services

Wealth Maximization

  • Practice valuation
  • Education funding planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Estate and gift planning

HOW OUR CLIENTS BENEFIT

  • Financial expertise from advisors who are well-versed in tax law
  • Information you can understand through reports tailored to your information needs
  • Affiliations with national associations, including the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and Allinial Global’s Healthcare Services Community of Practice

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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TEAM LEADERS

Joel A. Flinchbaugh, CPA, Carlisle
John R. Schnitzer, CPA, Hanover
Kristi M. Glass, CPA, Hagerstown 

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