Mark Sharp, CPA, BKD’s home care niche leader, has more than 15 years of experience assisting home health and hospice providers with strategic planning, audits, accounting, cost reports, projections, operating budgets, agency start-up and mergers and acquisitions. His services include Medicare and Medicaid consulting, development of budgeting systems and performing benchmarking and productivity studies. He also provides management oversight for BKD’s home care clinical consulting and billing services team.
As a nationally recognized home care consultant, Mark serves on the Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association’s (HHFMA) Workgroup as well as HHFMA’s List Serv Committee. He also serves on the Research and Analysis and the Advocacy Committees for the Missouri Alliance for Home Care.
Mark frequently presents workshops on various home care topics at national, regional and state home care and hospital conferences throughout the United States. He is a contributing author to BKD’s Health Care News, which is distributed to more than 5,600 individuals in the health care industry, and other health care periodicals, such as Dennis Barry’s Reimbursement Advisor, the National Rural Health Association’s Hospitals and Community Health Systems Constituency Group Newsletter and Missouri Alliance for Home Care’s Alliance Extra. Mark is also routinely quoted in home care industry periodicals, including Eli's Home Care Week, Home Health Line, and Hospital Home Health.
Mark’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He joined BKD in 1992 after graduating cum laude in 1991 from Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. degree in accounting and a minor in computer information systems.