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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.


Hold the Date

October 29, 2021; 10:00 AM CDT

Join experts, Colin Luke, and Fletcher Brown, partners at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, for our next CAH CFO-Administrator Forum, Regulatory Insights: Executing CAH Physician JVs and Other Legal Developments. Moderated by Chris Ekrem and Darya Khripkova, the next CAH Forum will bring together CAH CEOs and CFOs to discuss, learn, and exchange notes on:

  • Growth Strategy: How rural CAHs can implement physician joint venture ‘under arrangements’
  • Compliance: Discerning compliant vs. non-compliant CAH-physician relationships.
  • Important Updates: The top 10 changes to the Stark Law and its rules.

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Colin Luke  

Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Fletcher Brown  

Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Chris Ekrem  

Forum Moderator and Former CAH CEO

Darya Khripkova  

Forum Moderator

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

  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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