BerryDunn Announces Merger with VantagePoint

Helen Hadley

Boston – BerryDunn, a full-service assurance, tax, and consulting firm headquartered in Portland, Maine and serving clients nationwide, has merged with Connecticut-based healthcare compliance, consulting, and credentialing firm VantagePoint Healthcare Advisors (VantagePoint), effective Jan. 1.

The two firms have a history of working together to serve healthcare clients. With the merger, BerryDunn clients will now have seamless access to VantagePoint’s deep expertise in healthcare compliance, credentialing, operations, and due diligence. Likewise, VantagePoint’s clients will have BerryDunn’s suite of tax, financial, assurance, business consulting, and IT services as an integrated resource. VantagePoint will operate under the BerryDunn name.

“We have known and respected the VantagePoint owners, Helen Hadley, CEO, and Susan Prior, president, and their talented team of consultants for many years. Through our involvement in Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), as well as our collaboration on projects, we recognize that VantagePoint is on the leading edge of an evolving healthcare landscape,” said BerryDunn principal, Jeff Walla. “We’re both dedicated to offering industry-specific expertise that helps our mutual clients gain control in a changing healthcare environment. This merger will benefit clients of both firms.”

BerryDunn has served the healthcare industry for over 40 years with a distinctive range of healthcare consulting and auditing services, from healthcare data analytics to Medicaid and technology consulting. With this merger, the firms’ combined experience in revenue cycle assessments and healthcare compliance and credentialing will build capacity to serve clients. Together VantagePoint and BerryDunn experts are powerfully positioned to address rapid changes in healthcare through innovation.

The VantagePoint merger will continue to expand BerryDunn’s geographic footprint and client reach in southern New England.

“Over the past 27 years, VantagePoint has expanded throughout the U.S. to serve healthcare providers in hospital systems, medical groups, and nonprofits. To be able to continue to grow and offer our existing clients additional services and expertise via this merger is very exciting,” said Hadley.

“Joining the BerryDunn team is part of a long-term strategic vision that ensures our clients have access to a deep bench of talent and blended healthcare and financial services,” said Prior. “As we began working collaboratively on projects, we gained a better understanding that the firm’s culture aligned perfectly with our culture at VantagePoint. This was essential for us as we considered BerryDunn as a partner.”

BerryDunn has maintained a Hartford-area office since 2017, and added a Boston presence when merging in Rodman CPAs in July 2019. With offices in six states and employees in over 30 states, BerryDunn is opening a state-of-the-art national headquarters in Portland, Maine, in early 2021 to create a hub to support its new and current employees with training, technology, and professional development.