A Innovative Healthcare Partner for a Dynamic Industry

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.

DHG Healthcare Consulting - The Resourceful Partner

Our consulting business includes a distinctive capabilities and solutions portfolio sharply focused on critical business issues facing healthcare organizations in today’s transformative environment.

We have aligned our organizational structure to support transformational themes related to the achievement of ‘Risk Capability,’ which we believe is critical to the successful future of our healthcare clients.

By organizing around capabilities and solutions we are able to rapidly deploy multi-functional teams to guide our clients through the key challenges of today and tomorrow.

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: 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.

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@dhg.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@dhg.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
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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Risk Capability 2.0 - Moving Beyond the Tipping Point

At DHG Healthcare, our broader industry perspective is technically grounded in a concept we refer to as "Risk Capability." This technical perspective is
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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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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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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
2/20/2019 to 2/21/2019
2019 Southeast Finance Conference
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Webinars Webinars
Overview of CMS’ Proposed ACO Model: Pathways to Suc...

Please join us for a webinar on Pathways to Success, presented by DHG Healthcare’s Payment Transformation team. This webinar will cover key elements of
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8/9/2018 11:00 AM to 8/9/2018 12:00 PM
CMS Worksheet S-10: Audit Readiness & Policy Strategy
Virtual - Webinar
Skilled Nursing Facility Proposed Rule FY2019
Skilled Nursing Facility Proposed Rule FY2019
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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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Case Studies Case Studies
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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 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.


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