Tag: Critical Access Hospital Forum

CAH CFO-Administrator Forum: Navigating the Revenue Maze: Proven Reimbursement Tactics for Critical Access Hospitals

On April 9, 2024, EqualizeRCM sponsored a forum for CFOs and CEOs of community hospitals, with Caren Puvlowski, CHFP, Rural Healthcare Reimbursement Manager at The Rybar Group, an expert in Critical Access Hospital and PPS reimbursement. Caren reviewed Critical Access Hospital revenue optimization and Medicare Cost Reporting strategies during, “Navigating the Revenue Maze: Proven Reimbursement Tactics for Critical Access Hospitals.”

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CAH CFO-Administrator Forum: How Not to Leave Money on the Table – Cost Report & Revenue Opportunities

On October 17, 2023, EqualizeRCM sponsored a forum for CFOs and CEOs of community hospitals, with Caren Puvlowski, CHFP, Rural Healthcare Reimbursement Manager at The Rybar Group, an expert in Critical Access Hospital and PPS reimbursement. Caren reviewed Medicare Cost Report opportunities and Critical Access Hospital revenue optimization during, “How Not to Leave Money on the Table – Cost Report & Revenue Opportunities.”

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CAH CFO-Administrator Forum: Don’t Always Believe What They Tell You – Seven Myths of Rural Healthcare

On May 2, 2023, Robert (Bob) Thorn, FACHE, CEO of Summit Healthcare Strategy, presented “Don’t Always Believe What They Tell You – Seven Myths of Rural Healthcare.” Bob covered seven major blind spots in rural healthcare, including the myth that “Medicare Cost Reports are optimized.” Participants were very impressed with the level of detail provided by Bob.

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CAH CFO-Administrator Forum: Show Me the Money – Maximizing Value From Your Medicare Cost Report

On December 6, 2022, Clint Brill, Senior Manager, Blue & Co. presented “Show Me the Money: Maximizing Value from Your Medicare Cost Report. Clint took a deep dive into understanding core concepts behind Medicare Cost Reporting, utilizing the Medicare Cost report for decision making/budgeting/forecasting, and a basic overview of Medicare Cost Report Worksheets.

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CAH CFO-Administrator Forum: No Margin, No Mission – Strategies to Improve Hospital Net Income

On October 25, Dan Clark and Kevin Rash from FORVIS provided virtual education on improving hospital finances. 2022 was a difficult year in healthcare. Many hospitals which have been historically successful by applying the diligence needed to remain financially strong are struggling post-COVID. This session covered case studies of Critical Access Hospitals struggling with healthy margins, internal/external assessments and strategic planning, including necessary steps to prioritize current opportunities, an introduction to necessary tools for monitoring and making data-driven decisions for course correction and right-sizing, and assessing reimbursement strategies.

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CAH CFO-Administrator Forum: Strategies for Recruiting/Retaining Top Talent and Provider Relief Fund Reporting

On July 28, Chris Tyhurst, Claire Hilleary, Cristin Heyns-Bousliman, and Carol Cochran from REDW, provided virtual education on recruitment, retention, and reporting. Healthcare employers are now facing a unique challenge in attracting and retaining top talent, which is commonly known as “The Great Resignation.” Leaders at REDW explained how this is really “The Great Negotiation.”  The group discussion was facilitated by Forum Moderator Chris Ekrem, FACHE, VP of Hospitals at EqualizeRCM.

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CAH CFO-Administrator Forum: Reversing the Great Outmigration and Increasing RHC Reimbursement

On May 19, 2022, EqualizeRCM sponsored a forum for CFOs and CEOs of Critical Access Hospitals, where Michael Hill, MD, President & CEO at Rural Health Solutions, provided virtual education on “Reversing the Great Outmigration and Increasing RHC Reimbursement” – how to use Care Coordination strategies to reduce outmigration, and increase financial sustainability.

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