Rick D. Wagner, CPA

Partner

True client service is being there with the answers or suggestions when my clients need me; I find it rewarding that I get to help people make their businesses better.

OVERVIEW

Rick has been with the firm since 1997, specializing in serving the complex needs of the health care industry. He is a recognized leader for his in-depth expertise in health care related reimbursement trials. As Director of Medical Professionals for Eide Bailly, Rick oversees many projects, including financial feasibility studies for hospitals and Medicare/Medicaid cost reporting. He also provides assistance with chargemaster and cost report assessments, hospital mergers and turnarounds and revenue enhancement studies for rural hospitals.

When he's not working on a health care project, Rick enjoys two specific hobbies that seem at odds with one another: golfing and motorcycle riding. He's spent years trying to perfect a way to carry his golf bag while riding, but has yet to advance anything beyond the beta testing phase.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Colorado Health Care Financial Management Association, Treasurer
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Medal of Honor Recipient and Gold Medal Member, Past Regional Executive for Region 9, Chapter Advancement Team Member

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Health Care Financial Management Association Fellow

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Assisted health care entities with improving their bottom line results.
  • Served as controller and interim Chief Financial Officer for two large health care organizations.
  • Conducted feasibility studies for hospitals and special projects.
  • Advised hospitals regarding mergers, turnarounds and internal relationships between providers and physicians.
  • Presented at local, regional and national conferences on accounting practices in the health care industry.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Denver Metro Economic Development Corporation, Healthcare Committee and Executive Committee