Must attend sessions and events

Monday, June 23:
8:00 a.m. - Join Mark Nichols of Ernst & Young for a discussion on Understanding the Medicare Cost Report. This session will help you to be able to complete the Medicare Cost Report effectively.

Tuesday, June 24:
10:00 a.m. - Learn about the new trends in healthcare financing, with particular focus on debt and swap products. Speakers for this session will be CFO of Kaufman, Hall and Associates Andrew J. Majka and Eric Jordahl, a partner with the firm.

2:30 p.m. - Discuss key trends and strategies for addressing managed care payment issues with Martin D'Cruz, Vice President of Managed Care Services at St. Vincent Health and Terri Welter of ECG Management Consultants.

Wednesday, June 25:
10:00 a.m. - A session focused on the compliance, legislative and legal issues in the field of healthcare finance. Anyone responsible for tax matters for non-profit organizations should attend this session, featuring speaker Mary Rauschenberg of Deloitte Tax, LLP.

2:30 p.m. - Paula R. Dillon of Rockford Health Systems leads a discussion on overcoming the challenges of silent PPOs. This session will focus on learning about effective contract auditing techniques and developing an implementation plan to measure and track results.

Thursday, June 26:
10:00 a.m. - Dissect the stereotypical view of physician-owned hospitals with Exempla Healthcare's Debbie Welle-Powell, and discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of this field.

2:30 p.m. - Evaluate the positive impact of self-pay segmentation, including increase in self-pay collections, reduction of collection fees, reduction of aging of the self-pay AR and increase in patient and associate satisfaction with Tina Eller of Search America and Lesa Klepper of Novant Health. This session will be a case study of Novant's health system, and is perfect for CFOs, CIOs, directors of finance, and other PFS leaders responsible for revenue cycle cash operations.