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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 | Show Me the Money – Maximizing Value From Your Medicare Cost Report

December 06, 2022; 11:00 AM CT

Join Clinton A. Brill, CPA, Senior Manager, Blue & Co., LLC along with Chris Ekrem, Forum Organizer and Former CAH CEO, as he uncovers an in-depth look at Medicare Cost Report.

You are invited to attend the next CAH Forum – Show Me the Money – Maximizing Value From Your Medicare Cost Report on Tuesday, December 06, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. CT/12:00 p.m. ET. This CAH Forum qualifies for 1.8 CPEs (90 minutes), if you attend the full session.

Join Clint Brill as he takes a deep dive into the following three topics:

  • Understanding core concepts behind Medicare Cost Reporting
  • Utilizing the Medicare Cost report for decision making / budgeting / forecasting
  • Basic overview of Medicare Cost Report Worksheets

Clint will ultimately answer a fundamental question at the end of the session – Are you getting the most reimbursement dollars out of your Medicare Cost Report? to find out the answer, please join this upcoming CAH Forum.

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Clinton Brill

Senior Manager, Blue & Co., LLC


Chris Ekrem

Forum Moderator & Former CAH CEO


About the CAH CFO-Administrator Forum

  • Open to CFOs or financially-oriented Administrators of CAHs
  • Members meet via focused, virtual events with no annual subscription fee

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Past Events

25 OCT   No Margin, No Mission – Strategies To Improve Hospital Net Income Daniel E. Clark | Managing Director, Health Care Performance Advisory Services, FORVIS, Kevin Rash, MPT, FACHE | Director, Healthcare Performance Advisory Services, FORVIS      
28 JUL   Strategies for Recruiting/Retaining Top Talent and Provider Relief Fund Reporting Christopher Tyhurst | Principal, REDW, Claire Hilleary | Senior Manager, Audit & Assurance, REDW, Cristin Heyns-Bousliman, Esq. | Principal and Practice Leader, HR Consulting, REDW, and Carol M. Cochran | Principal, REDW      
19 MAY   Reversing the Great Outmigration and Increasing RHC Reimbursement Michael Hill, MD | President/CEO Rural Health Solutions      
24 FEB   Nothing to Fear About Surprise Billing: Surprise Billing and Provider Implications Amy Graham | Senior Consultant, Stroudwater Associates and Wade Gallon | Consultant, Stroudwater Associates      
8 DEC   New Ways to Win Big with Direct to Employer Contracting Brant Couch | CEO, HealthSure and Scott Pruzan | Managed Care & Direct Contracting, HealthSure      
29 OCT   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      
19 AUG   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      
9 JUL   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      
14 MAY   Improving RHC Payments: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Kristin D. Baquero, CPA | Director, CLA and Dan Larsen, CPA | Principal, CLA      
12 MAR   CAH Cost Report Strategies Laura Gillenwater, CPA | Senior Manager, HORNE LLP      
4 DEC   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      
25 SEP   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      
14 AUG   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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