Opportunity within Change

We recognize that nearly 20% of our national economy is undergoing a radical operational and financial transformation and we recognize that our clients share the common challenge of navigating this unprecedented journey to higher quality at lower cost. 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.

Starting that dialogue with DHG Healthcare is the first step towards a responsible, productive and energizing approach to this shift. It mandates a partner that inspires courage and brings honesty, insight and a forward-thinking point of view.

Risk Capability: Beyond the Tipping Point

The healthcare ecosystem (including providers, payers and employers) is undergoing a radical shift from a traditional fee-for-service economy towards one that is value-based with vastly increased expectations for quality and cost. While the speed at which individual markets tip from one economy towards the other has varied, we believe that the healthcare industry, as a whole, has passed the tipping point. At this point and beyond, healthcare organizations will be facing greater risk for payment of services despite the impact to the organization, both financially and operationally.

We believe that risk capability is the new measurement by which healthcare providers will thrive or struggle. This demands the creation of operational playbooks that enable organizations in specific markets to advance towards risk capability. As illustrated below, these game plans are unique to each organization and market – and responsive to specific execution beyond the tipping point.

Read more about Risk Capability here.

The industry’s preparation for Risk Capability drives unique perspectives and approaches in Assurance, Tax and Consulting. With over 220 professionals dedicated to the healthcare industry, the resources of DHG Healthcare stand at the ready to assist our clients on their journey toward becoming more Risk Capable.


The DHG audit approach is a risk-based, continuous process with significant partner involvement throughout the year. As our industry transforms, our clients benefit from the technical acumen and transformational industry understanding of our audit teams. This skill and insight, coupled with the resources of the DHG Healthcare industry practice, enables DHG to provide assurance services that support our clients in the present, and in their journey toward Risk Capability.

Read more about our assurance services here.


The DHG tax approach is customizable to a client’s situation and market dynamics. This flexible approach enables DHG tax to define services that mitigate risk and maximize opportunity. Our current engagements typically involve targeted products and services such as 990 preparation and review, specific issue research, and arbitrage rebate calculations and related compliance.

As our healthcare tax clients progress on their journey toward Risk Capability, we have the capabilities to provide services to:

  • Achieve financial regulatory compliance within a risk based contracting environment
  • Execute and implement population health assessments (CHNA)
  • Design, develop and execute tax appropriate strategies for Risk Capable organizations


Read more about our tax services here.


DHG Healthcare Consulting serves the continuum of care by bringing agile and innovative approaches to the complex business challenges that face healthcare organizations in their journey toward Risk Capability. We serve our clients via four focus areas:

  • Enterprise Intelligence
  • CFO Advisory Services
  • Reimbursement
  • Strategy

Recognized by Modern Healthcare as a top 20 U.S. healthcare management consulting firm, we understand the challenges in your market and offer the services required to meet demanding needs.

To thrive in the 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. 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.

Read more about our consulting services here.




Enterprise Intelligence

Market Intelligence to Accelerate Growth Strategies

  • Strategic Market Assessment
  • Care Access Assessment (Urgent Care, FSED)
  • Service Line Assessment
  • Primary Care Network and Alignment Assessment

Financial and Operational Benchmarking Tools

  • Financial and Operational Benchmarking Tool vs Custom Peer Groups

Cost Variation and Clinical Outcomes Tools

  • Cost Variation Opportunity Analysis
  • Cost Variation Management Analytics
  • Managed Care/Contracting Analytics Tools

Revenue Optimization Tools

  • DSH Payment Recapture

Penalty Avoidance and Reduction

  • Value Based Purchasing
  • Readmission Reduction Intelligence

Delivery Model Analytics

  • Modeling Intelligence
    -  Bundled Payment “Pre-Analytics”
    -  Bundled Payment Precedence Analytics
    -  Bundled Payment Baseline Analytics (9 reports)
    -  Risk Readiness Assessment
  • Management Intelligence
    -  Bundled Payment Monthly Claims Analytics
    -  Bundled Payment Reconciliation Analytics

Post Acute Channel Intelligence

  • PAC Geographic Spending Variation
  • PAC Provider Performance Analytics (for Acute Provider)
  • PAC Provider Performance Scorecard (for PAC Provider)

Population Health Tools

  • Population Health Platform

Care Management Intelligence

  • Care Management Assessment
  • Care Management Action Planning

Custom Data Mining

  • SAS “Big Data” Programming
  • Visual Basic (VBA) Applications

Learn more about our Enterprise Intelligence here.


  • Strategic Planning and Advisory
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Financial Planning and Debt Capacity Studies
  • Operations Assessments and Performance Improvement
  • Market Assessments and Research


Learn more about Finance here.

National Strategy Practice

  • Strategic Planning
  • Risk Capability
  • Network Development
  • Innovation Acceleration
  • Health System and Physician Strategy


Learn more about National Strategy Practice here.


  • Hospital Services
    • Cost Report Preparation and Review
    • Medicare/Medicaid DSH
    • Medicare Bad Debt
    • Medicare Wage Index and Occupational Mix
    • Indirect Medical Education/Graduate Medical Education (IME/GME) Consulting
    • Reimbursement Education
    • Medicare Special Designations
    • Reimbursement Impact Analysis/Regulatory Research
    • 340B Drug Compliance and Mock Audit Assistance
    • Transfer DRG
  • SNF & Long Term Care Services
    • Cost Report Preparation and Analysis
    • Medicare Bad Debt
    • Financial Operations Performance Analysis
    • Merger and Acquisition Support
    • American HealthTechTM Hosting and Support
    • Medicare/Insurance Claims Assistance and Training
    • Business Office Accounting Assistance and Training
    • Clinical Documentation Analysis and Training


Learn more about Reimbursement here.

Revenue Cycle & Compliance

  • Patient Access Management
  • Patient Encounters
  • Patient Accounting
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • Compliance


Learn more about Revenue Cycle & Compliance here.

Publications Publications
Revenue Recognition: A Private Company Disclosure Guide
The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers in May 2014. This guide
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The Next-Generation of Clinical Integration

Ongoing healthcare reimbursement reform and clinical performance transparency are designed to drive medical provider services towards the goals of the
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Capturing Efficiency, Profitability, and Predictabil...
In a modern world of rapidly evolving technology and constant innovation, we often hear that using “big data” helps companies become more effective,
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Events Events
1/9/2019 1:00 PM to 1/9/2019 3:00 PM
Top Issues Affecting Private Companies
Virtual - Webinar
2/20/2019 to 2/21/2019
2019 Southeast Finance Conference
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA
News News
DHG Healthcare Sponsors 2018 Modern Healthcare Leade...

Atlanta, GA (September 18, 2018) – DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare practice of Dixon
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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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Key Tax Reform Provisions Affecting Tax Exempt Organ...
On December 22, 2017, the tax reform bill formerly known as H.R. 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed by President Trump. Although many have focused on the
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PATH Act and Expanded Benefits for Real Property - A...

Many people interpret the term déjà vu as referring to an occurrence of the exact same events multiple times and to many this is exactly how the
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Common Industry Practices at the Core of Revocation ...

On June 30, 2015, the New Jersey Tax Court upheld the denial of AHS Hospital d/b/a Morristown
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Blog Blog
Trendsetter: Reimagining Cross-Continuum Relationships

Earlier this year, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System embarked on a journey to enhance its participation in the Centers for Medicare &
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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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DHG Healthcare Symposium May 16-18, 2018
Thank you for attending the 2018 Symposium!We look forward to seeing you next year June 5 - 7, 2019.The healthcare industry and related markets have
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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 Dixon Hughes Goodman 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 9th largest privately-held healthcare consulting firm
  • Approximately 300 dedicated healthcare industry professionals across consulting, assurance and tax
  • 46 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.


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2018 Year End Tax Planning Letter
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