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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 | Shaking the Trees – Advanced Cost Reporting

February 21, 2023; 11:00 AM CT

Many see the cost report as a necessary burden, a document that must be filed yearly. In reality, it is a strategic tool that can be used to ensure that your facility is receiving optimal reimbursement from your federal and third-party payers. As a Critical Access Hospital, there are additional reimbursement opportunities available to you that can be captured through your cost report.

Join Caren Puvalowski, CHFP, Rural Healthcare Reimbursement Manager, The Rybar Group, and Chris Ekrem, Forum Organizer and Former CAH CEO, as they discuss various factors that you can leverage to ensure you are optimizing your reimbursement opportunities.

This session aims to provide an advanced look into the Medicare and other cost reports, discussing key things to consider, including those factors that you can leverage to ensure you are optimizing your reimbursement opportunities. In addition to discussing current year cost reports, we will explore prior year cost reports, discussing the benefits and issues relating to reopening the cost reports and what the process entails. Some of the key takeaways include:

  • Advance look at the Medicare and other cost reports and how these documents can be used to ensure optimal reimbursement for your facility.
  • Key factors for CAHs to consider when preparing their cost reports.
  • An understanding of when it makes sense to reopen a prior year cost report, any potential risk factors, benefits and other things to consider.

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Caren Puvalowski, CHFP  

Rural Healthcare Reimbursement Manager,

The Rybar Group

Chris Ekrem  

Forum Moderator and Former CAH CEO

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Past Events

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

Clint A. Brill | Senior Manager, Blue & Co., LLC
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,
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
Reversing the Great Outmigration and Increasing RHC Reimbursement
Michael Hill, MD | President/CEO Rural 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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