Health Care

Cost Segregation Studies

Expert analysis leads to increased cash flow.

A cost segregation study provides an in-depth, engineering based analysis of the costs associated with the acquisition, construction, or renovation of a building. A properly done study results in additional depreciation deductions and can help to:

  • Accelerate depreciation
  • Increase current tax deductions
  • Defer income tax
  • Increase cash flow

Even if you purchased, constructed, or expanded the building in a prior year, a cost segregation study and a simple change in accounting method can allow you to claim the depreciation deductions of prior years without having to amend prior-year tax returns.

The Wipfli team has the right combination of engineering skills, construction knowledge, and income tax expertise to deliver an independent, third-party report that maximizes depreciation benefits and provides fully documented support in case of an IRS audit.

Square Footage Study for Health Care Providers

A well-documented and precise square foot calculation by cost center for Medicare cost reporting purposes will result in accurate depreciation allocations and, ultimately, could enhance reimbursement.


Our goal when providing a Square Footage Study is to:

  • Accurately define square footage calculations by cost center.
  • Provide a detailed and well-substantiated report that is designed and written to meet the highest standard set down by the American Hospital Association.
  • Deliver our report in a timely manner.

If you're looking for another way to introduce additional funds into your facility, consider a Square Footage Study. Contact us today and we'll walk you through the steps we will take.