Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Conference

You are invited to this annual event to receive quality education, have the opportunity to communicate directly with industry experts, and to network with colleagues at other critical access hospitals and rural health clinics. Our sessions are intended for all levels of professionals including administrators, CFOs, CEOs, CIOs, directors of finance, finance professionals, reimbursement analysts, and office managers.

Media Policy: Unless you specifically advise us otherwise in writing, by attending this training you authorize Wipfli LLP to use your name, likeness, image, attributed quotations, or other identifying indicia acquired or received in connection with your participation in the training in the firm’s promotional efforts related to future training sessions or similar or related activities. 

Cancellation Policy: 
Cancellations made after September 8, 2018 will be charged the full registration fee. If you cancel, you may send a substitute from your organization. Participants who register but neither attend nor cancel are charged for their full registration fee. Call 888.876.4992 for questions about this policy.

When
9/18/2018 8:30 AM - 9/20/2018 12:00 PM
Where
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 South Virginia Street Reno, NV 89502 UNITED STATES

Program

   

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

 
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM

Do you want your rural health clinic to operate better tomorrow than it is today? Understanding how the market is changing and where new opportunities exist will help you build strategies that are proactive rather than reactive. This session will focus on national rural policy matters impacting rural health clinics, as well as current industry trends.
Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM

How confident are you that your facility’s cost report is accurate? Does it include easily missed services that could increase your reimbursement? This session will focus on advanced topics related to Medicare rural health clinic cost reporting and includes several real-life examples of common cost reporting inaccuracies and opportunities for improvement.
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
10:15 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

This interactive, hands-on session will provide you with tools, checklists, and resources needed to run and operate your incident command/emergency operations center. During this session, you will fill a role within your facility.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM

Your facility cannot capture revenue without effective billing processes. What billing opportunities are you missing? This session will cover important concepts related to Medicare billing in your rural health clinic. Ever get stuck with unique billing items? There will be ample time set aside for you to ask questions regarding billing challenges at your facility. You will also be able to learn from examples shared by other attendees.
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM

Medicare continues to expand and revise the scope of services that may be covered in the rural health clinic setting. In this session, we will review the most-recent changes to Medicare-covered services and discuss how rural health clinics can expand care to Medicare beneficiaries.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

 
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM

Rural providers have seen major changes over the last decade in health care delivery. These changes present challenges and opportunities. This session will focus on the potential impact of federal policy on rural providers of care and their communities with emphasis on value-based purchasing and population health.
Time
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
8:30 AM

If your hospital were to be audited today, how confident are you that the policies and compliance plans you have in place meet IRS requirements? In this session, we’ll run through the ABCs of 501(r) Compliance, the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), Financial Assistance Policies (FAP), and Extraordinary Collection Actions (ECA).
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM

This workshop session will focus on how critical access hospitals can evaluate insurance contracts and how best to manage the contracting process (in economic and non-economic terms). We will also discuss contractual provisions in typical commercial contracts to review during the contracting process as well as how to understand and mitigate risk associated with various contract provisions. This session is a technical workshop designed for critical access hospital CEOs, CFOs, and others involved in the contracting process.
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

What is most critical when preparing a Medicare cost report is to “get it right.” Throughout the various cost report worksheets, there are items that have a direct impact on reimbursement. As a result of this direct impact, if data is not properly tracked, recorded, and understood, there can be financial consequences. This session will focus on the one “greatest hit” on each significant CAH cost report worksheet and the resolution to avoid the “biggest mistake.” Specific topics covered will include the following: cost report reimbursement elections, tracking patient days and rural health clinic visits, expense allocation, revenue offsets, and trends noted in Medicare auditor adjustments.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
1:00 PM

Smaller hospitals face challenges in implementing labor productivity improvements due to their lack of size, volume, and resources. This session will cover an approach for identifying and implementing labor cost saving initiatives for smaller rural and critical access hospitals. It will give an overview of a cost-effective yet rigorous method of identifying, quantifying, and implementing specific initiatives to improve labor productivity and decrease costs.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
1:00 PM

The cost report isn’t just a “one hit wonder,” but it can be a tool for high-level strategic decision making. With a good understanding of how data is reported on the cost report, you can use the results to analyze costs, compare a contract, review contribution margins, and benchmark against yourself. While it is important to stress that the cost report has its limitations, it may well be one of your best resources when evaluating financial performance at a high level.
Time
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
2:45 PM

There is truth to the old adage “You get what you pay for.” This is especially true as it relates to incentives in physician compensation plans. In this session, we will share with you meaningful incentives and how health care reform is pushing and translating these principles into incentives. In addition, we will provide a guide for moving from productivity compensation to including nonproduction incentives. Finally, we will highlight key regulatory pitfalls and land mines you will want to watch out for such as FMV, Stark, Anti-Kickback, and more.
Time
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
2:45 PM

This is a free event, but you must register to attend! Join your peers and conference speakers for a networking event including heavy hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar.
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
5:30 PM

Thursday, 20 September 2018

 
Join our panel of experts to discuss, learn, and share best practices for revenue cycle management. Bring your questions and share your ideas for the effective management of your processes beginning with pre-service management through claim integrity to AR management. Leave with a checklist for a healthy revenue cycle and some key performance indicators.
Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM

Health care executives are the leaders of the organization. During a disaster, roles change, and this session goes over the roles of health care executive leadership and what they can do to best support their staff. Leaders will learn the HICS positions, roles, and responsibilities that come with each position. This interactive session will teach executives how to play their role during a disaster.
Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM

This session will provide an overview of and update on important legal and compliance issues facing rural providers in CAH, RHC, and other provider settings. Topics covered will include CAH Medicare regulatory and payment developments and strategies, provider-based updates, RHC requirements, compliance considerations, and other relevant legal developments.
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
10:15 AM

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