Healthcare Industry Conference

Description

Provide solutions for today’s problems and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. This conference equips participants with the vision and solutions they need to steer their constituents through the complex healthcare industry. This year’s conference will also feature sessions on healthcare fraud in its various forms to address the concerns and questions CPAs and healthcare finance professionals have as health advisors.
 
 

Objective

Attendees will receive an update on the latest developments affecting healthcare organizations in order to provide solutions to today's problems and prepare for tomorrow's challenges.

Highlights

* Disruptive Demographics * Alternative Payment Panel Discussion * Medicaid Transformation * 2018 CPA Technology Update

Who Should Attend

Participants who have health care organizations as clients; health care executives, administrators, and managers involved with organizational and managerial issues; and those working with hospitals, medical practices, nursing facilities, and home health agencies or governmental entities

Required Knowledge

None

Advanced Prep

None

Event Speaker(s)

Mr. Samuel B. Clark, CPA ( NC Health Care Facilities Association, Holly Springs, NC ), Ms. Melissa Gragg Critcher, CPA ( NCACPA, Morrisville, NC ), Ms. Sarah Gregosky, MSPH ( NC Department of Health & Human Services - Division of Health Benefits, Raleigh, NC ), John Higgins ( CPA Crossings, LLC, Rochester, MI ), James H. Johnson, Jr. ( University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC ), Mr. Kevin Anthony Leder, CPA ( CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Raleigh, NC ), Ms. Beth Mullins ( DHG Healthcare, Brentwood, TN ), Mr. Andy Page, CPA ( Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Raleigh, NC ), Mr. Skip (Frank) Woody, III, CEBS ( Hill Chesson & Woody, Durham, NC ),

Additional Event Information

Accommodations
Embassy Suites Cary
919-677-1840

Discounted Reservation Cut-off Date: August 21, 2018
Room Rate: $149 Single/Double

Onsite Information
Registration/Continental Breakfast: 7:15–8:00 am. Sessions begin at 8:00 am.

Download Your Materials Before You Arrive Onsite!
Conference materials will be distributed electronically to registrants 3 days in advance of the program. You may download your materials to a laptop, tablet, or e-reader, or print them. It’s up to you how you choose to view the materials. Printed materials will not be available on site. Downloading in advance is recommended.


Sessions

Friday, September 21, 2018 (8:05 am–9:20 am ET)

General #1: Disruptive Demographics: Implications for the Healthcare Industry
James H. Johnson, Jr. ( University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC ),

What effect will the aging of the population have on healthcare and economics trends in NC and the United States as a whole? Change seems to be the only constant in the healthcare industry, with even more changes than usual occurring over this past year. Even more changes are on the horizon. This session will cover some of the more recent changes that have had an impact on the long-term care industry and proposed changes that could have an impact on long-term care providers, with a majority of the emphasis on nursing facilities.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Friday, September 21, 2018 (9:30 am–10:30 am ET)

General #2: Alternative Payment Panel Discussion
Mr. Samuel B. Clark, CPA ( NC Health Care Facilities Association, Holly Springs, NC ), Mr. Andy Page, CPA ( Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Raleigh, NC ),

This session will address alternative payment models within the healthcare industry; including: bundled payments, value-based purchasing, risk-based contracting, quality incentive payments, and other alternative reimbursement methodologies. The panel will consist of representatives from across the healthcare continuum and will involve discussion surrounding the impact of the transition from volume based reimbursement to value-based reimbursement within the healthcare continuum.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Friday, September 21, 2018 (10:40 am–11:55 am ET)

General #3: Medicaid Transformation
Ms. Sarah Gregosky, MSPH ( NC Department of Health & Human Services - Division of Health Benefits, Raleigh, NC ),

This session will discuss North Carolina’s vision and approach to shifting the Medicaid program from fee-for-service to managed care, including the impact of beneficiaries, providers and health insurers.  

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Friday, September 21, 2018 (12:45 pm–1:45 pm ET)

1A: Strategies to Increase Net Revenue in the Managed Care/Commercial Segment
Ms. Beth Mullins ( DHG Healthcare, Brentwood, TN ),

In this session, we will address the following topics and strategies for increasing revenue:

 
Managed Care Contracting

* Assessment of current managed care agreements
* Language Review
* Financial Modeling
* Strategies for CINs and ACOs related to risk tolerance and glide path to risk

 
Strategic Pricing for Commoditized Services (Lab, Radiology, ED)

* Articulating your system’s strategy for pricing
* Charge master modifications to support pricing strategy
* Implementation of revised managed care contract fees to level the playing field
* Dynamic Financial Modeling related to increased volume and lowered unit price

 
Acquisitions/Expansion of Physician Practices, ASCs, & Other Hospital Services

* Black Box Analyses
* Financial Modeling related to new sites of service
* Scenario Modeling

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Friday, September 21, 2018 (12:45 pm–1:45 pm ET)

1B: Controlling Healthcare Costs
Mr. Skip (Frank) Woody, III, CEBS ( Hill Chesson & Woody, Durham, NC ),

With healthcare costs continuing to rise across the spectrum, employers needs to be well-informed and prepared to make decisions about the future of their employees’ health benefits. There are six distinct categories of strategies for containing those costs.
 

* Rationing Benefits
* Negotiating contracts with leverage
* Optimizing the financing of the plan
* Finding the most cost effective platforms
* Engaging member to be better healthcare consumers

* Improving the health of employees

This presentation will review some tactics to optimize the financing of your plan such as self-funding and referenced based pricing. Additionally, we’ll review decision tools and private exchanges toward engaging employees to be better consumers.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Friday, September 21, 2018 (2:00 pm–2:50 pm ET)

2A: Exploring the Future of Technology in Health Care
Mr. Kevin Anthony Leder, CPA ( CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Raleigh, NC ),

In healthcare, game-changers are becoming the norm. The healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) is here now and offers interesting opportunities as well as threats to health organizations. You must be aware of these new technologies or what is in the works to advise your organization on how to improve healthcare quality and efficiency, while adhering to accepted privacy standards. In this session, we will examine some of the latest trends and technologies that are shaping healthcare delivery of the future.

Field of Study: Information Technology

Friday, September 21, 2018 (2:00 pm–2:50 pm ET)

2B: Healthcare Fraud

This session will enable participants to recognize the scope of fraud and abuse, as well as identify ways to proactively combat both. The session will also cover case examples and help participants identify sources of additional information when working with fraud cases.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Friday, September 21, 2018 (3:05 pm–3:55 pm ET)

3A: 2018 CPA Technology Update (Part 1)
John Higgins ( CPA Crossings, LLC, Rochester, MI ),

This session will feature a comprehensive review of a wide range of key technology topics from cloud computing to Blockchain technology. The goal is to get you up to date on all the emerging technology trends that impact you, your organization and the accounting profession.
 
The major subjects that will be covered in this include * Alternative cloud computing infrastructure models * Cloud accounting software * Big data and data analytics * The Internet of Things (IoT) * Artificial Intelligence (AI)

After attending this session, you will be able to participate in discussions about emerging technologies that may significantly impact the world of accounting services, and make more informed decisions about technology planning for your organization.

Field of Study: Information Technology

Friday, September 21, 2018 (3:05 pm–3:55 pm ET)

3B: 2018 Professional Ethics & Conduct (Part 1)
Ms. Melissa Gragg Critcher, CPA ( NCACPA, Morrisville, NC ),

This course by Melissa Critcher is offered in a group-study format where participants and the discussion leader have opportunities to interact and discuss ethical issues facing the profession. North Carolina Professional Ethics and Conduct rules are just one subsection of the set of rules and standards governing North Carolina CPAs. However, the importance of professional ethics merits an in-depth study, because making the right decision every time is hard! Without a solid ethical base, the rules are difficult to apply. The North Carolina Professional Ethics and Conduct rules will be specifically examined, clarifying how they are applicable to all CPAs. Standards of ethical conduct are not only examined for those CPAs in public practice, but also for CPAs working in industry, government, and education throughout North Carolina. You will examine current trends in ethical behavior, social networking, and fraud. Real-life case studies supplied by North Carolina CPAs that examine those ethical dilemmas most prevalent in the workplace will be discussed.
 
Note—This course fulfills the State Board’s annual two-hour ethics CPE requirement. The two-hour ethics course is required for annual license renewal for North Carolina CPAs and does not qualify one to obtain an original or reciprocal certificate (the Accountancy Law course required for certification and reciprocity is an eight-hour program that is also offered by NCACPA , and it satisfies this requirement). If you have questions, please contact the NC State Board of CPA Examiners. The vendor has identified this course as satisfying the 80-hour requirement for Yellow Book. It is up to the individual to determine if this course meets the 24-hour Yellow Book requirement. If you have a question, please contact the GAO at (202) 512-9535.
 
*To fulfill the annual 2-hour ethics requirement, you must attend sessions 3B & 4B. 

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

Friday, September 21, 2018 (4:05 pm–4:55 pm ET)

4A: 2018 CPA Technology Update (Part 2)
John Higgins ( CPA Crossings, LLC, Rochester, MI ),

This session will feature a comprehensive review of a wide range of key technology topics from cloud computing to Blockchain technology. The goal is to get you up to date on all the emerging technology trends that impact you, your organization and the accounting profession.
 

The major subjects that will be covered in this include * Alternative cloud computing infrastructure models * Cloud accounting software * Big data and data analytics * The Internet of Things (IoT) * Artificial Intelligence (AI)

 
After attending this session, you will be able to participate in discussions about emerging technologies that may significantly impact the world of accounting services, and make more informed decisions about technology planning for your organization.

Field of Study: Information Technology

Friday, September 21, 2018 (4:05 pm–4:55 pm ET)

4B: 2018 Professional Ethics & Conduct (Part 2)
Ms. Melissa Gragg Critcher, CPA ( NCACPA, Morrisville, NC ),

This course by Melissa Critcher is offered in a group-study format where participants and the discussion leader have opportunities to interact and discuss ethical issues facing the profession. North Carolina Professional Ethics and Conduct rules are just one subsection of the set of rules and standards governing North Carolina CPAs. However, the importance of professional ethics merits an in-depth study, because making the right decision every time is hard! Without a solid ethical base, the rules are difficult to apply. The North Carolina Professional Ethics and Conduct rules will be specifically examined, clarifying how they are applicable to all CPAs. Standards of ethical conduct are not only examined for those CPAs in public practice, but also for CPAs working in industry, government, and education throughout North Carolina. You will examine current trends in ethical behavior, social networking, and fraud. Real-life case studies supplied by North Carolina CPAs that examine those ethical dilemmas most prevalent in the workplace will be discussed.
 
Note—This course fulfills the State Board’s annual two-hour ethics CPE requirement. The two-hour ethics course is required for annual license renewal for North Carolina CPAs and does not qualify one to obtain an original or reciprocal certificate (the Accountancy Law course required for certification and reciprocity is an eight-hour program that is also offered by NCACPA , and it satisfies this requirement). If you have questions, please contact the NC State Board of CPA Examiners. The vendor has identified this course as satisfying the 80-hour requirement for Yellow Book. It is up to the individual to determine if this course meets the 24-hour Yellow Book requirement. If you have a question, please contact the GAO at (202) 512-9535.
 

*To fulfill the annual 2-hour ethics requirement, you must attend sessions 3B & 4B.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics


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Event Vendor:NCACPA
Field of Study:Information Technology, Regulatory Ethics, Specialized Knowledge, Various
Level: Update

Event Type:Conference
Event Code:HCI18

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate expires September 7, 2018

Registration Early Bird Regular
NCACPA Member $255.00 $305.00
Non-Member $355.00 $405.00
Partner/Affiliate-HFMA, MGMA, or Nursing Home Administrator $255.00 $305.00