National Healthcare Industry Conference 2014 - Virtual
Nov 5, 2014 ‐ Nov 7, 2014
The AICPA Health Care Industry Conference is the one event that recognizes and addresses the industry’s transformative changes and their varying impact on CPA, physician and administrator stakeholders. With a session lineup developed by leading experts, this conference will share the latest knowledge and insights for informed business decisions.
You’ll walk away with how-to guidance for immediate implementation, plus ideas for long-term planning. Our various attendance options can accommodate the busiest of schedules, so don’t miss the essential takeaways from this conference!
Healthcare IT is increasingly integral throughout the care process and is evolving from a back office function to the backbone of healthcare organizations striving to meet performance and quality mandates, cost and reimbursement pressures, and care for communities of patients.
Learn how healthcare organizations are leveraging Healthcare IT.
Understand how Healthcare IT is evolving to meet the needs of new care delivery models.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has deployed an affiliation and clinically integrated network strategy to organize and transform delivery care across the Mid-South region. This session will discuss foundational steps to engage physicians and build out a clinically integrated network.
Understand how a Clinically Integrated Network strategy can be utilized to engage physicians in transforming care delivery.
Understand how an Affiliation and Clinical Integration strategy can create value for local community health systems and providers.
Discuss strategies for managing/transforming care under risk sharing contracts with employers and payors.
Review key requirements for achieving clinical integration and developing population health capabilities.
Mark Cianciolo, MPH/HSA, Executive Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
This session will open with an overview of the U.S. health care system and the problems the Affordable Care Act was designed to address. Then, the speaker will discuss the issues that have arisen during the attempts to implement it.
Why health care spending in the U.S. is greater than any other western nation
A baker's dozen of key elements of the health care system
How health care providers such as hospitals and doctors are reorganizing to
take advantage of reform
A basic understanding of how health insurance works
In the wake of health care reform, health care providers are faced with many challenges and key decisions. This facilitated panel discussion, including CFOs from small rural to large academic medical centers, will share insights on the key issues facing their organizations. A Q&A period will allow participants to share best practices and insights on the key issues impacting the health care industry.
Chris Ellington, CFO, System Affiliations & Executive Vice President & CFO, UNC Hospitals
ICD-10 will affect all areas of the revenue cycle — from pre-admission, to medical necessity edits, to IT changes, to claim submission, to payer denials and, yes, coding. All health care providers will begin this new language in October 2015.
Identify potential hot spots of risk within the revenue cycle
Gauge the impact to the key areas of financial risk — including the payers
Adopt an easy-to-understand rollout plan for compliance with providers
In this "UnConference Session," you and your peers become the panel, sharing your experiences and ideas on the ongoing integration of physician practices by hospitals, third-party payers, employer organizations and other organizations. The attendees will explore practical realities of what is happening and the impacts organizationally, opertionally and personally.
Paul Shillam, CPA, CMA, CGMA, Controller, Pacific Medical Centers,
Gathering and storing health information has outpaced our ability to analyze and use that information. New technologies are powerful tools and must be studied before implementing. Patient empowerment is a key component to bridging the gap in healthcare. Therefore, we must be positioned to healthcare's most impactful commodity – data.
Learn how analyzing data through innovative solutions can optimize revenue, drive down costs, and support clinicians in delivering quality care.
Understand the importance of patient engagement and the positive impact on real time patient tracking, patient billing and scheduling.
Asif Ahmed, MS, MBA and CEO, Chief Executive Officer, Anthelio Healthcare
Commercial reasonableness, although not new to the health care regulatory landscape, has emerged in recent years through emphasis in qui tam and enforcement activity, and parties and consultants to transactions requiring Stark and anti-kickback statute compliance must clearly understand the nuances of this term, especially in multi-faceted deal structures.
Participants in this session will learn to recognize the various definitions of commercial reasonableness from laws, regulations, and government pronouncements.
Participants will gain an understanding of the relationship between Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness in hospital/physician transactions and arrangements.
Participants will learn how analysts ascertain whether an anticipated transaction or compensation arrangement meets the definition of Commercial Reasonableness.