Financial and Accounting Services

Bland offers a wide variety of accounting services with its team of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs).

Outsourced Accounting
Cost-effective and accurate financial transaction processing is a must in today’s environment. As a small business that stays at the forefront of the latest technology, Bland is the partner to help any business or government entity achieve their goals without the worry of the day-to-day minutiae.

We are experienced in all aspects of accounting services, such as transaction entry, account reconciliations, financial reporting, internal controls evaluation, Internal Revenue Service 1099 processing, sales tax, payroll, accounts receivable management, accounts payable management, budgeting, and job costing.

With the suite of software programs we use, you will have access to real-time data wherever you are located. We have a wide range of service levels that will accommodate any business or government entity from a bookkeeper to a controller to a CFO.

Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Preparation and Strategic Planning for Long-Term Care Facilities
Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement policies are constantly changing, which requires additional time and resources for health care providers. Bland’s 30 years of experience with cost report reimbursement methodologies provides immense value to its clients. Our deep knowledge of operational and financial impacts on providers relating to current health care and regulatory changes allows us to assist facilities in determining the cost and reimbursement impact of those changes. We also keep our clients informed on the most recent federal initiatives, including compliance with the Skilled Nursing Facility 3-Day Rule Waiver, value-based purchasing, and federal bundled payment models. In conjunction with these efforts, we discuss with our clients why the Payroll Based Journal, Nursing Home Compare, and other facility benchmarks are vitally important for long-term care facilities to remain competitive in the coming years.

We work with both urban and rural facilities to assist them in developing tools and systems to capture all the third-party reimbursement and revenue they are entitled to receive, monitor staffing and census driven expenses, and maximize cashflow. Our unmatched knowledge coupled with robust analysis capabilities that provide sound decision making makes us an easy choice.

Financial Instrument Reviews
The federal government relies on our financial and insurance industry expertise to review financial instruments, such as escrow agreements, letters of credit, surety bonds, and reinsurance arrangements, on its behalf for protection against financial losses. Bland has worked in close concert with the government and industry to shape the guidance for these instruments over the past 5 years. These instruments are becoming more prevalent in government health care initiatives as shared risk and reward are an important part in furthering value-based care.

Incurred Cost Submissions & Rate Structures
As a government contractor, Bland is subject to the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) cost accounting standards. We understand what it takes to be compliant with these standards. We also have a wide range of practical applications of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) due to our many state, local, and federal government compliance audits over the past 45 years. This first-hand knowledge of cost accounting standards and the FARs is used in preparing indirect cost rate proposals for Tribal organizations and our audits of indirect cost proposals for engineering firms.

Budgeting
Bland’s team members have experience with a wide range of budgetary tools, including corporate budgeting tools from IBM, Oracle, and Deltek, as well as customized and “home-grown” budgeting tools. As a technology agnostic firm, we can help with selecting a budgeting tool, performing process improvement, and identifying the best methodology to achieve desired results.

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“Over the last three years, Bland worked to meet the needs of our alternative payment model. The contractor provided deliverables in a timely manner. They innovated by coming up with unique strategies for screening practices to determine their risk level for our alternative payment model. Their extensive budget analyses for assessing practices’ use of CMS funds provided useful data for the auditing work stream and the model as a whole. Each year Bland’s strategic approach along with its subcontractor…came in under budget and exceeded our standards.”
– CMS Contracting Officer
“[The Bland team has] been very easy to work with…audits can vary a lot based on who the auditor is. Some making it more difficult than others. We have enjoyed working with your team and this has made the audit work go smoothly.”
– Vice President at Blue Cross Blue Shield
“I will truly miss working with all Bland auditors over the years. Many thanks to all. Every one of you have been incredibly professional, detailed, and pleasant to work with.”
– Pharmacy Benefit Manager Senior Audit Advisor
“CMMI was very complimentary to the…Bland compliance team. They appreciate the team’s high-quality work and flexibility and mentioned that the team is “exceptional” and great to work with.”
– Government Contractor Vice President
“It really was team effort. CMS could not have accomplished this without.. Bland’s hard work. And speaking for myself, it is amazing to see where we are now compared to where we were a year ago. I hope you all take pride in that change, because it was the hard work of all of you that got us here.”
– CMMI Model Team Lead
“This level of independence and thoughtful evaluation/assessment of what works best for moving the work forward is greatly appreciated by CMS.”
– CMS Director
“The Bland team has been very responsive to CMS urgent asks. They put together concise and structured background documents quickly and with very little direction.”
– CMS Contracting Office Representative
“…..Bland provided excellent, responsive customer service. We received no complaints from the over 150 practices that the contractor interacted with during the auditing process.”
– CMS Contracting Officer
“Thanks a lot, again my apologies for the last-minute request but I know that I can always count on Bland team.”
– CMS Monitoring Lead
“Over the last three years, Bland worked to meet the needs of our alternative payment model. The contractor provided deliverables in a timely manner. They innovated by coming up with unique strategies for screening practices to determine their risk level for our alternative payment model. Their extensive budget analyses for assessing practices’ use of CMS funds provided useful data for the auditing work stream and the model as a whole. Each year Bland’s strategic approach along with its subcontractor…came in under budget and exceeded our standards.”
– CMS Contracting Officer
“Payment and performance validation through compliance oversight and audits of model participants is a critical step in evaluating effectiveness of the … CMMI innovative payment and service delivery models. Bland has done a fabulous job in planning and executing a robust auditing support and program integrity services to help: – Greatly reduce participant burden – Align with the CMS goal to keep participant focus on patient care – Reduce the necessity of remedial actions – Improve compliance monitoring audit outcomes leading to model success – Enhance model participants’ overall compliance experience.”
– CMS Contracting Officer
“Thank you so much. You are simply the best and most responsive partner.”
– Accountable Care Organization Regional Coordinator
“Bland is constantly looking (to) enhance…monitoring…at the same time finding ways to reduce provider burden aby clearly communicating expectations, performing targeted outreach and education, clarifying and removing compliance ambiguities in the Participation Agreement (PA).”
– CMS Contracting Officer
“The contractor’s cost management is exceptional…All of the contractor’s work and products are always within budget and they helped the government develop a COVID-19 strategy that saved the government $1.8M.”
– CMS Contracting Officer
“Bland is the most accommodating contractor that I have ever worked with, moreover, the contractor has always been accommodating and flexible with the needs of the government.”
– CMS Contracting Officer