Healthcare Accountant & Mediator | Christina M Durta CHFP CPA MST
CPA services for healthcare, insurance and litigation support including internal audit, data analysis, litigation support, mediation (adr), and risk services. Computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs) and data visualization/business intelligence software.
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WHAT ARE NONTRADITIONAL ENGAGEMENTS?

 

There are two broad categories of accounting services: traditional engagements and nontraditional engagements. Traditional engagements are what come to mind when most people think about accountants. What does your CPA do? Oh, they do my taxes, prepare my financial statements and payroll, they may even perform external audits. Most accounting firms specialize in these practice areas.

 

In nontraditional engagements, accountants roll up their sleeves and dig deep into financial and non-financial issues not addressed by traditional accounting services. It may involve internal audit, data analysis, risk assessments, performance measurement, litigation support, fraud investigations, and other agreed-upon procedures. It’s an exciting side of accounting that is flexible, creative, and innovative.

 

Since traditional accounting is designed to provide a high level overview, it often can’t answer the questions of who, what, when, where, or why on many subjects. That information is buried in the details and is strongly correlated to what is happening off the books. The goal of nontraditional engagements is to gain knowledge that helps to make decisions, save or recover money, improve profit, reduce liability, and solve problems.

WHAT WE DO

Nontraditional engagements are our only service. We do not provide traditional accounting services. Professionals can take many different paths and it is impossible to be an expert in everything. By narrowing the scope, we are able to invest resources into targeted subjects. Additionally, the work we do requires independence and impartiality. By not mixing traditional and nontraditional engagements, we limit conflicts of interest.

WHO WE SERVE

We primarily serve organizations that have an interest in healthcare, insurance, and litigation. For example, healthcare providers, insurance carriers, employee benefit plans, third party administrators, non-profits, government, and attorneys. These organizations have specialized needs and we continually focus our attention on subjects that can benefit them. Scroll down to see Christina’s credentials.

Privacy and security are very important to us. Do not send any sensitive information over regular email. We use a practice management system that is SSAE-16, SAS-70, HIPAA, and Safe Harbor Certified. All data is held in the United States. We chose to use the same system used by many federal and state government offices, medical boards, and law firms. You will be given access to a private client portal where documents and messaging can be more secure.

SERVICE MENU

  • INTERNAL AUDIT

    Internal audit is focused on operational effectiveness, compliance, and risk. It examines how organizations function and offers solutions for improvement.

  • DATA ANALYTICS

    Data analytics uses computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs) and data visualization software to find patterns, trends, errors, anomalies, waste, abuse, and fraud.

  • LITIGATION SUPPORT

    Litigation support assists organizations involved in legal disputes and their attorneys. It can involve examining evidence, preparing exhibits, or providing testimony in court.

  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Dispute Resolution is a method of using an impartial person to help settle conflicts outside of court. Examples are serving as a mediator, ombudsman, or facilitator.

  • RISK SERVICES

    Risk services focus on insurance premiums, coverage, claims, loss control, or general risk management to reduce liability or handle any matters that arise.

Want to see a real example of our reports?

Report is from a publicly available case study we performed in 2016. The purpose of the study was to show a practical example of how computer assisted audit techniques and data visualization software can be used to find information. Over 4,600 real estate sales in Bay County, FL were examined. A written report was made along with over 20 interactive graphs for the public to explore. End users had the ability to drill down into the data, as well as print, download, or share it over the internet.

CREDENTIALS

  • CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT – FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
  • FLORIDA SUPREME COURT CERTIFIED CIRCUIT AND COUNTY MEDIATOR
  • MEDIATOR OF CLAIMS – FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL – HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
  • ALL-LINES ADJUSTER – FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • LIFE, HEALTH, AND ANNUITY INSURANCE LICENSE – FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN TAXATION – DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
  • B.S. IN BUSINESS WITH HIGH DISTINCTION – INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST
  • MEDICAL CODING CERTIFICATE WITH HONORS – CAREER STEP