By Healthcare Practice Leaders | May 09, 2017

6 Trends Pharma Should Follow: BDO Life Sciences Letter Explains

Changes to global tax laws, rising drug pricing pressures and uncertainty around healthcare reform are just a few developments the pharma industry is watching. In the Spring 2017 Life Sciences Letter, BDO explores these topics and more, featuring insights from Scott Gottlieb...

By Healthcare Practice Leaders | May 02, 2017

BDO Knows Healthcare Newsletter Explores Cyber Response, Valuation Methods & More

The healthcare industry is facing major transformation, driven by reforms brewing in Washington and the longer-term transition toward a value-based reimbursement model. As lawmakers continue to grapple with the complexities of revising and replacing the Affordable Care Act...

By Healthcare Practice Leaders | April 26, 2017

5 Forces Disrupting Healthcare with or Without Washington

Move aside, Washington. These five revolutionary forces are disrupting healthcare regardless of what happens to the Affordable Care Act.

By John Riggi | April 11, 2017

FBI Warns Healthcare Facilities about Cyber-Vulnerable FTP Servers

The FBI recently warned medical and dental facilities about the vulnerability of File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers to cyberattack, suggesting they've recorded an increase in threat activity. Per the FBI's guidance, cybercriminals are actively seeking out FTP servers in...

By Laura Kalick | April 04, 2017

2017 Work Plan for Tax Exempt Organizations Issued by IRS

What should tax-exempt hospitals know about the IRS FY 2017 Work Plan? This year, IRS aims to "work smarter" by focusing on organizations where they will be more likely to find noncompliance and providing more information to organizations so that they can be compliant.

By Healthcare Practice Leaders | March 28, 2017

How Innovations and Payment Models Seek to Tie Drug Pricing to Patient Outcomes

In efforts to better tie payments to outcomes, healthcare industry stakeholders are exploring new innovations and pricing models to evaluate the cost and efficacy of drugs and establish new and better ways of tracking patient outcomes. BDO's Bill Bithoney recently sat down...

By Sal Renzo | March 22, 2017

MACRA: A Step Forward in the Transition to Value-based Care by Aligning Hospitals & Physicians

Through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is putting clinicians on the path to value-based care in the same vein of hospitals and post-acute care providers. MACRA is a step forward in the transition...

By Healthcare Practice Leaders | March 22, 2017

Why Hospitals Should Look for Ways to Transform Their Business Models

Political uncertainty aside, it's a tough environment for hospitals. Patrick Pilch recently spoke to HFM Magazine about what hospitals should expect in the near-term - and what trends they should keep an eye on - to remain financially viable.

By Healthcare Practice Leaders | March 14, 2017

What Implications Could FASB's ASC 606 Have for Healthcare?

The new revenue recognition accounting standard, ASC Topic 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, takes effect for public entities in 2018, with all other companies following suit in 2019. Its goal is to scrap industry-specific accounting to give investors a more...

By Susan C. Sargent | March 09, 2017

2017 CMS Physician Fee Schedule Important Step Toward Achieving Population Health

On Nov. 2, 2016, the 2017 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Fee Schedule was finalized, reflecting, among other changes, an emphasis on primary care efforts to drive enhanced care management and behavioral health integration, all with the aim of better...