Healthcare organizations are a major focus of our firm. We serve approximately 30 healthcare organization clients. Approximately 35% of our professional practice is dedicated to this industry.
We have a “significant presence” in providing audit, cost reporting, federal tax, and other financial consulting services to healthcare organizations. Our professional staff has experience in the healthcare industry which is of the highest quality and includes assisting with facilitating strategic planning, maximizing third-party reimbursement, conduct of operational reviews, mergers and acquisitions, including physician/hospital integration, and instruction on current accounting and regulatory issues. We will be there when you need us. We will be up-to-date. Our extensive experience serving healthcare organizations illustrates our commitment to the industry.
Many of our healthcare engagements involve governmental clients. Therefore we are a member of the AICPA's Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC). By joining the GAQC, we gain access to comprehensive resources that will assist us in further enhancing the quality of your governmental audit. We are committed to adhering to the highest quality standards by voluntarily agreeing to the GAQC's requirements, which include designating a partner responsible for the quality of our governmental audit practice (Thomas L. Stevenson), establishing quality control programs, performing annual inspection and review procedures, and making our peer review report findings publicly available. For more information on the GAQC, follow this link: gaqc.aicpa.org .
An important distinction between our firm and others is the amount of management involvement in the engagement. DA&E relies on the following individuals to guide the healthcare practice: Kurt J. Moural , Thomas L. Stevenson, Sonja A. Cattau, and Tim J. Coufal.
At DA&E we believe our people are our greatest asset. Planning to be adequately staffed is an acknowledged strategy of our firm. We believe adding good people makes the group stronger and also gives us the necessary flexibility to increase our services to clients.
Keeping these individuals is also essential in our service to the client. The attrition rates of our professional staff have historically been low compared to industry standards. We have had favorable growth in our firm and the healthcare industry group has been a significant part of this growth.
Our commitment to client service is implemented through:
This philosophy is ingrained throughout our firm and is evident when observing our day-to-day work habits. The services we provide through our firm include: