Behavioral Health

  1. Mark J. Ross

    Mark Ross

    CPA

    Partner

  2. Patrick  Yu

    Patrick Yu

    CPA

    Partner

  3. Ellen Labita

    Ellen Labita

    CPA

    Partner

  4. Jeff Krull

    Jeff Krull

    CPA, CISA

    Partner

By the numbers

Health systems improve access to behavioral healthcare despite provider shortage

200+

200+ behavioral health providers served throughout the U.S.

Top 15

Top 15 healthcare consulting firm (Modern Healthcare)

80+

More than 80+ years of serving not-for-profit entities

Our solutions 

Baker Tilly’s team of behavioral health industry specialists understands your organization’s unique needs and can tailor our services to solve your most pressing issues. Our team works alongside clients every day and can help you and your organization adjust to change through our customized and tailored solutions. 

We strive to make a difference for our clients by helping them focus on their primary mission of providing superior services for their patients and building solutions to help them be vital, sustainable organizations. We also work to improve and enhance our clients’ current operations so that they can become more efficient, profitable, and most importantly, improve their patients’ experience. 

The complexities associated with assurance and tax grow as the size of your organization increases. At Baker Tilly, our team of dedicated assurance and tax professionals can help address the unique needs associated with behavioral health organizations. Our team can help with preparing and reviewing financial statements, deciphering accounting standards, reducing tax liabilities, and safeguarding the tax-exempt status of not-for-profit organizations.  

Assurance and tax solutions 

Improving and maintaining the company’s financial health is critical for the longevity of any behavioral health organization. At Baker Tilly, our team of healthcare professionals offers a proactive set of solutions that help providers understand, circumvent and monitor financial pain points, as well as avoid unnecessary costs and mitigate potential risks.  

Healthcare financial sustainability solutions 

Internal and external factors cause complexities to the relationship with third parties (e.g., government, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Baker Tilly works with our clients to help evaluate, negotiate and secure fair reimbursement rates, as well as maintain compliance with regulations regarding the licensing and operations of facilities.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a significant impact on behavioral health organizations. Understanding the requirements and what needs to be reported on for new funding sources has proven to be a challenge. Baker Tilly provides leaders with guidance related to accessing COVID-19 related government grant and loan programs, in addition to helping companies adhere to the wide range of compliance requirements.  

Managed care and grant compliance solutions

Behavioral health organizations are facing challenges as more funding sources continue to transition from a fee-for-service (FFS) model of care to value-based care (VBC) arrangements. At Baker Tilly, we help providers understand their organization’s current state of readiness by conducting feasibility studies and determining any potential gaps. Our team also helps design, implement, and monitor new and existing VBC programs to help optimize the care delivery models of organizations.  

 Value-based care solutions 

The development of quality, affordable housing is vital, but it also has complexities that introduce additional rules and regulations that govern operations, finances and reporting. Paired with our real estate experience, Baker Tilly works with for-profit and not-for-profit affordable housing owners and developers to take advantage of tax credits and rental assistance programs for people with disabilities. 

 Affordable housing solutions 

Healthcare leaders make difficult decisions every day as they plan for the enduring success of their behavioral health organization. Baker Tilly can help your organization plan for the future by creating a digital transformation pathway that’s unique to your specific situation. Our solutions include interoperability and system integration, EMR implementation and optimization, automation of operational tasks, leveraging data analytics, and more. 

Healthcare IT solutions

Behavioral health organizations are exposed to many forces that can put their company at risk, including financial, operational and reputational damages. At Baker Tilly, our team or of risk advisory specialists offer a wide suite of enterprise risk management (ERM) solutions that help leaders make better, more informed decisions. Our team can also help set up the appropriate internal controls to recognize and minimize risks, as well as establish data privacy and cybersecurity policies and protocols. 

 Healthcare information security solutions 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires covered entities to adhere to specific rules that will safeguard the protected health information (PHI) and data of their patients. At Baker Tilly, our team of in-house specialists can help behavioral health organizations conduct HIPAA security risk assessments so that they can identify and correct any compliance gaps.  

 HIPAA risk assessment solutions 

Many organizations contemplate one of the biggest questions they may ever have to face – do we want to acquire or transition the business? Baker Tilly’s transaction, accounting and tax specialists work with behavioral health organizations to identify and prepare for a transaction opportunity; negotiate, structure and close the deal; and plan beyond the transaction closing with straightforward advice. 

 M&A solutions 

The organizational structure of behavioral health entities continues to evolve in response to the economic environment and challenges being faced.  This evolution includes the increased financing of operations by private equity investors. Baker Tilly’s team of behavioral health and private equity specialists can support your organization’s mission and assist with the complexities involved with this structure. 

 Private equity solutions 

“The Baker Tilly team is very knowledgeable regarding specific regulations that apply to behavioral health and social service organizations – they have the ability to listen to our situation and apply the appropriate guidelines to get us to where we need to be.”
Former CFO, Rosecrance Health Network
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