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.


The DHG audit approach is a risk-based, continuous process with significant partner involvement throughout the year. Particularly in this ever-changing healthcare environment, our clients benefit from working with an audit team that is able to quickly leverage more extensive tax and consulting resources to address any issue or concern that may arise during the audit. You can be comforted knowing you will have access to the firm's top resources as the healthcare industry faces numerous changes ahead.

Read more about our assurance services here.


The DHG tax approach can be tailored to the level of assistance needed. While a typical tax engagement involves the complete preparation and review of the Form 990, we also perform review only engagements for many hospitals and their affiliates, and are available year round when tax issues arise. We are here to serve in the capacity that best fits our healthcare clients' needs.

The DHG tax-exempt services professionals can also help clients meet the increasing demands of compliance regarding tax-exempt bonds. We are qualified and experienced in arbitrage rebate calculations and related compliance services. Our goal is to help ensure compliance with applicable tax law as well as aid our clients in understanding the current tax-exempt bond environment.

Read more about our tax services here.


DHG Healthcare serves providers spanning the entire continuum of care by bringing a creative and innovative approach to complex business problems. We guide our clients through the difficult challenges of analyzing, planning, executing and optimizing the success of their business operations.

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.

We are passionate about delivering solutions to our healthcare clients within the context of our core values. 

Read more about our consulting services here.

Publications Publications

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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Navigating the New Healthcare Revenue Recognition Model

After years of fanfare, controversy, debate, and deferrals, the effective date of the new standard for revenue recognition is finally upon us. The new

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CMS Approves Bundled Payment For Care Improvement –...

BPCI Advanced and the Environment of Alternative Payment

In this past year, the healthcare industry has seen a range of changes

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CMS Worksheet S-10: Audit Readiness & Policy Strategy

Event Date: 8/9/2018 11:00 AM

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News News

Date: February 26, 2018

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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Date: October 05, 2017

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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Date: September 27, 2017

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

Date: January 09, 2018

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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Date: February 08, 2016

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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Date: July 29, 2015

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

Date: June 08, 2018

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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Date: September 25, 2017

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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Date: June 23, 2016

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

Innovation Acceleration Experience

The Innovation Acceleration Experience (IAE) utilizes non-traditional facilitation tools and techniques to purposefully guide participants through a


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



Analytic Solutions

  • Market Intelligence
    • Strategic Market Assessment
    • FSED, Urgent Care Assessment
    • Service Line Assessment
    • Primary Care Network and Alignment Assessment
    • Financial Benchmarking to Peer Groups
    • Management Intelligence
      • Bundled Payment Monthly Claims Analytics
      • Bundled Payment Reconciliation Analytics
      • Clinical Care Management Plan
  • Cost Variation and Clinical Outcomes Intelligence
    • Cost Variation Opportunity Analysis
    • Cost Variation Management Analytics
    • Managed Care Analytics Platform
  • Penalty Avoidance and Reduction
    • Value Based Purchasing
    • Readmission Reduction Intelligence
    • Hospital Acquired Conditions
  • Delivery Model Analytics
    • Modeling Intelligence
      • Bundled Payment “Pre-Analytics”
      • Bundles Payment Precedence Analytics
      • Bundled Payment Baseline Analytics (9 reports)
      • Clinical Care Management Assessment
  • Post Acute Channel Intelligence
    • PAC Geographic Spending Variation
    • PAC Provider Performance Analytics (for Acute Provider)
    • PAC Provider Performance Scorecard (for PAC Provider)
  • Population Health Management
    • Care Management Plan
  • Custom Data Mining
    • Medicaid Regional Care Organizations - Alabama

Learn more about our Analytic Solutions here.

CFO Advisory Services

  • Revenue Integrity
    • Revenue Cycle Optimization
    • Compliance
  • Financial Modeling and Planning
    • Senior Living
    • Acute Care
  • Performance Improvement
  • Payment Model Reform and Revenue Transformation
    • Mandatory
    • Voluntary
  • Physician Enterprise Optimization

Learn more about our CFO Advisory Services 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.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Physician Alignment
  • Clinical Integration
  • Demand & Feasibility
  • Mergers, Affiliations and Partnerships

Learn more about Strategy here.

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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.