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The CAH CFO-Administrator Forum    

Our goal is to help CFO’s, CEO’s and financial administrators of Critical Access Hospitals around America connect and work with one another. We believe that by sharing knowledge and ideas, we can create a strong network of small hospitals providing essential care in rural America.


Save the Date | Strategies for Recruiting/Retaining Top Talent and Provider Relief Fund Reporting

July 28, 2022; 11:00 AM CT

Along with Chris Ekrem, Forum Organizer and Former CAH CEO, join four financial and HR executives from REDW as they share important lessons learned on the 3 R’s — Recruiting, Retention, and Reporting — which will be highly relevant to Critical Access Hospitals.

While vital to their survival, the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural Distribution programs went through a series of clarifications and changes that have proven to be problematic when it comes to reporting and compliance. Chris Tyhurst and Claire Hilleary from REDW’s audit & assurance practice will discuss common pitfalls for providers and offer considerations that will help to ensure compliance moving forward.

In addition, healthcare employers are now facing a unique challenge in attracting and retaining top talent, which we have termed as “The Great Resignation.” Leaders of REDW’s HR consulting practice, Cristin Heyns-Bousliman and Carol Cochran, have termed it as the “Great Negotiation.” Learn from them as they share new ways Critical Access Hospitals should approach recruiting, retention, and compensation in this brave new world.

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Christopher Tyhurst  

Principal, REDW

Claire Hilleary  

Senior Manager, Audit & Assurance, REDW

Cristin Heyns-Bousliman, Esq.  

Principal and Practice Leader, HR Consulting, REDW

Carol M. Cochran  

Principal, REDW

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Past Events

  Reversing the Great Outmigration and Increasing RHC Reimbursement
Michael Hill, MD | President/CEO SRural Health Solutions
  Nothing to Fear About Surprise Billing: Surprise Billing and Provider Implications
Amy Graham | Senior Consultant, Stroudwater Associates and Wade Gallon | Consultant, Stroudwater Associates
  New Ways to Win Big with Direct to Employer Contracting
Brant Couch | CEO, HealthSure and Scott Pruzan | Managed Care & Direct Contracting, HealthSure
  Regulatory Insights: Executing CAH Physician JVs and Other Legal Developments
Colin Luke | Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP and Fletcher Brown | Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
  CAH RCM Bootcamp
CFOs and CEOs of CAHs in SC, NC, GA, FL, and TN came together on August 19 at our RCM Bootcamp. The group discussed the top five revenue key performance indicators that every CEO and CFO must know. The group went beyond the basics to explore how revenue cycle outcomes impact the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.
Chris Ekrem, FACHE | Forum Moderator and Former CAH CEO, and Darya Khripkova | Forum Moderator and CAH RCM Expert
  Generating New Revenue Streams: Growing Your Top Line to Grow Your Bottom Line, Keep Your Patients Local with Tele-nephrology, and Optimizing Rehabilitation Revenue in CAHs
Mark Buckley, DPT | VP of Clinical Operations, Mid South Rehabilitation, Ron Kubit | CEO, TeleNeph, LLC and Robert Thorn, MBA, FACHE | Director, Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting
  Improving RHC Payments: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
Kristin D. Baquero, CPA | Director, CLA and Dan Larsen, CPA | Principal, CLA
  CAH Cost Report Strategies
Laura Gillenwater, CPA | Senior Manager, HORNE LLP
  How Can We Keep What We Already Have?CARES Act Funds, Reporting & Audits
Richard S. Reid, MPA, FHFMA, CPA | President and CEO, The Rybar Group
  Hospital Charges and the Price Transparency Initiative
Kathy Dean, CPMA, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P | VP of Outpatient Services & Chargemaster Analyst, Administrative Consultant Service, LLC
  Treat the Disease: Using Theory of Constraints in Rural Healthcare
Michael Curtis, MBA, LNHA | Chief Administrative Officer, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems


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