A Resourceful Partner for a Dynamic Industry

There is little disagreement that the current state of the U.S. healthcare economy is unsustainable. To address this situation, unparalleled public and private reform is underway that will usher in a new economy that rewards quality, efficiency and collaboration.

For those healthcare organizations that wish to thrive in this new economy, a new level of dialogue and collaboration will be required where historic competitors will become allies, shared accountability will be the norm and markets will change in an instant. A dynamic industry like this requires a resourceful partner.

DHG Healthcare Consulting - The Resourceful Partner

The breadth and depth of the DHG Healthcare Consulting team enables us to rapidly deploy multi-functional teams skilled in assisting our clients in addressing the key challenges of the day and advancing the transformational dialogue. These teams are focused along the key transformational themes of the healthcare industry: 

Risk Capability - Transformational Catalyst

Healthcare organizations stand at a tipping point where the strategy and tactics they employ today will profoundly impact their opportunity for success in the years to come. The industry’s progress past this tipping point will usher in a step change that will present the prepared provider with profound transformational opportunity for organizational success and mission impact.

To thrive in this environment, healthcare providers must be prepared to accept greater risk for payment of services with greater insight into the impact that risk presents the organization both financially and operationally. This is the essence of Risk Capability. Increasing an organization’s Risk Capability requires a focus on three critical success factors: Enterprise Intelligence, Revenue Transformation and Clinical Enterprise Maturity.

Read more about Risk Capability here.

Highlighted Service Offerings

Bundled Payments and Payment Models

Alternatives to fee-for-service continue to grow increasingly important and common in the healthcare reform era. DHG Healthcare's thought leaders on bundled payments are helping clients every day with both the immediate opportunities of Bundled Payments and Payment Models for Care Improvement (BPCI) and Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR), as well as, other alternative payment models.

Read more about our bundle payment approach here.

ICD-10 Transition

DHG Healthcare’s four-phase approach addresses the clinical and business processes that will be impacted by the ICD-10 transition, including patient access, care delivery, health information management, patient financial services, finance and operations, and information technology. Failure to effectively manage the transition to ICD-10 will significantly impact an organization’s cash flow and financial viability.

The DHG Healthcare four-phase approach and components to ICD-10 transition and success are:

  • Phase 1: Assess Impact – Surveys, interviews, and impact assessment
  • Phase 2: Identify Options – Strategy development and cost definition
  • Phase 3: Develop Playbook – Implementation plan, training, and governance
  • Phase 4: Create Value – Implementation assistance and program management

No matter the readiness level of your organization for the transition to ICD-10, DHG Healthcare can help implement the right plan for each unique situation.

Key Contact:

Bill Hannah, Principal    Bill.Hannah@dhgllp.com    (404)575.8291

Medicare Bad Debt

DHG Healthcare brings a combination of experience, resources and technology that yields success with Medicare bad debt engagements. We assist providers across the care continuum in establishing a customized and compliant process to accurately identify and document Medicare bad debt for current or prior years. Through the use of the latest technology, we match the internal detailed patient data against the Medicare PS&R detail. The end result is a bad debt log for support and final amounts for cost report filing.

DHG Healthcare has also designed:

  • An internal process to capture the necessary bad debt data from clients and external sources to assemble Medicare bad debt logs on a provider’s behalf
  • An automated process to reconcile provider bad debt logs to detailed Medicare PS&Rs
  • A policies and procedures assessment to evaluate the compliance of the provider’s internal policies and processes as they relate to Medicare and other payers.

Key Contact:

Trent Messick, Partner    Trent.Messick@dhgllp.com    (336) 714.8138

More About DHG Healthcare

Our People: The Right Team

Experienced, knowledgeable and credible, DHG Healthcare professionals are a diverse and accomplished group of trusted advisors delivering the highest level of quality service. Our service teams understand the challenges facing the healthcare industry and are prepared to assist providers with the rapid changes health reform is accelerating. Click People above to read more about our team.

Our Transformational Perspective: Achieving Risk Capability is Critical to Future Success

Healthcare providers are preparing to accept greater risk for payment of services. Increasing an organization’s Risk Capability requires a focus on three critical success factors: Enterprise Intelligence, Revenue Transformation and Clinical Enterprise Maturity.

Our Locations

As the national healthcare practice of DHG, DHG Healthcare serves clients across the United States with focused local presence in: Atlanta, Georgia; Cleveland, Ohio, Nashville, Tennessee, Metro DC; and throughout the Carolinas.

Publications Publications
DHG Healthcare’s New Perspectives for Consideration
The overall implications of achieving Risk Capability as defined by DHG Healthcare, mandate a level of institutional courage that is not easily
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Proposed Reporting Model Update Creates Dialogue Bet...
An unprecedented period of transformation is occurring as healthcare organizations strive to successfully manage the transition to alternative payment
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Issuance of Section 501(r) Final Regulations
New final regulations were released by the IRS and the Treasury Department under Section 501(r) with respect to the new tax exemption requirements under
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News News
DHG Healthcare Leverages MedeAnalytics Enterprise Pe...
Richardson, TX – February 26, 2018 – MedeAnalytics, a pioneer in health care analytics, today announced that DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare
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DHG Healthcare Announces New Principal in Raleigh Of...
DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, is excited to announce that J.D. Brewer has joined the firm as a Principal in
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DHG Healthcare Secures Sponsorship for Modern Health...

Atlanta, Ga, (September 27, 2017) – DHG Healthcare is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Modern Healthcare’s second annual
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Alerts Alerts
Final Net Investment Income, Additional Medicare Tax...
Recently released final regulations aim to clarify the Code Sec. 1411 3.8 percent Net Investment Income (NII) tax and Code Sec. 3101(b)(2) 0.9 percent
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New Healthcare Fees and Return Filing Due July 31 fo...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) calls for the establishment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
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Events Events
5/16/2018 to 5/18/2018
Healthcare Symposium
Disney's Yacht & Beach Club | Orlando, FL
Webinars Webinars
Part Three: The Impact of the New Tax Law on Nonprof...

Jones Day and DHG Healthcare invite you to attend this three-part collaborative webinar series:

Part Three- Mergers,
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Part Two: The Impact of the New Tax Law on Nonprofit...

Jones Day and DHG Healthcare invite you to attend this three-part collaborative webinar series:

Part Two - UBIT and
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1/22/2018 2:00 PM to 1/22/2018 3:00 PM
BPCI Advanced Announced: Top 5 Things to Know
Webinar - Online
Blog Blog
Buyouts Need to Meet: John Brock, Partner, Healthcar...

Underlying the feverish healthcare activity these days are three imperatives, according to John Brock: “a need for cutting costs out of the system,
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Navigating Changes and Challenges in Healthcare
Paul Hopkins, Partner, DHG Healthcare joins a Table of Experts for the Memphis Business Journal to discuss navigating changes and challenges in healthcare.
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Right-Sizing Risk - Lessons Learned From Industry Le...
To succeed under value-based payment models, healthcare organizations need to develop risk capability. In the May/June issue of ACHE's Healthcare
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Case Studies Case Studies
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DHG Healthcare Symposium May 16-18, 2018
The healthcare industry and related markets have experienced an unprecedented amount of change and rapid movement in the last year. This year, our
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Innovation Acceleration Experience
The Innovation Acceleration Experience (IAE) utilizes non-traditional facilitation tools and techniques to purposefully guide participants through a
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Pinnacle is an annual DHG team event which occurs each December. It is custom designed to educate and keep DHG’s Healthcare professionals apprised of
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DHG Healthcare is the national healthcare practice of DHG guiding our Assurance, Tax and Consulting clients through today’s dynamic healthcare environment in all 50 states. Our industry dedicated team provides distinctive professional services to many of the most well-known and innovative healthcare brands in the country.


  • Ranked by Modern Healthcare as the 10th largest privately-held healthcare consulting firm
  • 300+ dedicated healthcare industry professionals across consulting, assurance and tax
  • 50+ dedicated healthcare industry partners, principals and directors
  • A preeminent industry segment within DHG
  • Highly-diversified client base (providers across the pre-acute to post-acute continuum, community hospitals, large integrated health systems national proprietary chains, health plans and managed care organizations)
  • Deployed against the entire provider ecosystem
  • Healthcare technology assets include advanced business intelligence and software hosting capabilities
  • Market-leading alliances further extend our deep capabilities

At DHG Healthcare, our professional healthcare capabilities are exceptionally aligned with the dynamic transformational business environment that healthcare ecosystem stakeholders are experiencing today. No other firm can demonstrate our commitment to meeting the needs of the industry as we continually build our national healthcare practice in direct alignment with our perspective on healthcare transformation.

Our Transformational Perspective: Achieving Risk Capability is Critical to Future Success

Healthcare providers are preparing to accept greater risk for payment of services. Increasing an organization’s risk capability requires a focus on three critical success factors: Business Intelligence, Revenue Transformation and Clinical Enterprise Maturity. Read more about risk capability here. DHG Healthcare’s transformational perspective is central to our Assurance, Tax and Consulting service approaches.

We bring tremendous experience serving clients across the evolving continuum of care.


Industry Issues

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Georgia Enacts Income Tax Legislation

On March 2, 2018, Governor Deal signed “House Bill 918” (the bill) into law,...
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DHG Partner Liz Gantnier to Serve as AICPA Quarterly...

Charlotte, N.C., March 22, 2018 – Dixon Hughes Goodman, a...
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Meals and Entertai...

Under new law (P.L. 115-97), the deductibility of business-related meals and...
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