Brian Pavona, CPA, FHFMA, Partner, BKD CPAs and Advisors
Pavona is the Health Care Industry Leader at BKD’s Chicago office, with 17 years of experience providing audit, risk and business advisory services to public, private, equity-backed and not-for-profit entities. He advises academic medical centers, multi-hospital health systems, community and rural hospitals, clinics, community health centers, long-term care facilities and more. Pavona specializes in tax, due-diligence, valuation, revenue cycle and reimbursement, and other healthcare advisory areas.
Frederick Helfrich, CPA, Partner, BKD CPAs and Advisors
Helfrich's has 25 years of experience in internal control reviews, preparing financial forecasts and projections, and debt capacity analyses. His reimbursement consulting services include reviewing interim Medicare payment rates, preparing Medicare exception and volume decline payment requests, analyzing the Medicare reimbursement implications of various programs and assisting clients with reimbursement strategies. In addition, Helfrich supervises the preparation of Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payer cost reports, and works with third-party payer auditors to settle cost reports.