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AICPA Health Care Industry Conference
Nov 07 - Nov 09, 2018
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Park MGM Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
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Conference details

Risk: A fresh look at that four-letter word

Risk is an inevitable part of the work we do, particularly within the context of health care. At the AICPA’s Health Care Industry Conference, we’ll show you how to evaluate old habits on mitigating risk – and reframe risk to your advantage.

Come to Las Vegas for a forum where experts and practitioners convene to share knowledge and insight on guiding industry-specific financial decisions. The conference’s in-depth coverage combined with panel discussions, Q&As and networking will help you lead your clients and organization confidently through key challenges and opportunities ahead.

Top cybersecurity considerations with Jon Engstrom

Carey Blakeman and Jon Engstrom discuss important steps to protect you and your company from cybersecurity.

Discover more during Jon's sessions:
101. Cybersecurity: Advanced Internet Search Techniques & Securing your Family's Digital Life
2. Protecting Your Organization from Computer Crime

Neon Museum Ticketed Event - Tour Information
Date: November 8, 2018 | Price: $75 tickets (purchase through session selection)

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, features signs from old casinos and other businesses displayed outdoors on 2.62 acres.

Each ticket includes luxury transportation to and from on charted buses, adult beverages on the buses; 1 hour guided tour throughout the Neon Museum Boneyard and then a private showing of their newly released Brilliant! exhibition. This magical experience, created by noted artist Craig Winslow, transports visitors into the history of Las Vegas through sight and sound. Watch this video for a sneak peek to the Brilliant! experience!

A portion of each ticket sale goes to restoring the Hard Rock Cafe guitar as well!

Recommended CPE Credit
This conference was prepared in accordance with the Joint AICPA/NASBA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs, effective on July 1, 2012. The recommended CPE credits are in accordance with these standards; however, your individual state board is the final authority on the acceptance of programs for CPE credit.

Agenda

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:30 AM - 5:40 PM

Registration

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PRE-CONFERENCE OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

101. Cybersecurity: Advanced Internet Search Techniques & Securing your Family's Digital Life
Field(s) of Study: Information Technology, Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 4
Speakers: Jon Engstrom, Detective, Enterprise Speakers

This workshop is not available as part of the Online or Flex Pass registration options.

This session focuses on the numerous ways that individuals and organizations locate and "mine" your personal information. The presentation includes live demonstrations of how you and your family are likely to be attacked and the easy steps that anyone can take to prevent becoming a victim. The audience will learn immediately how to locate exposed personal data on the internet, properly obfuscate, remove, and secure said data, and prevent further exposure by implementing actionable security measures into their day-to-day lives. We will look at the methods employed by criminals and potential "cyber-stalkers" and then walk through the appropriate defensive measures to mitigate our likelihood of being victimized.

Learning objectives: Attendees will leave with the knowledge and tools to complete a privacy/security assessment on themselves and their families. They will also learn how to remove their information from the internet and prevent further exposure via social media platforms, mobile devices, and other security attack vectors

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

Lunch On Own

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

GENERAL SESSION

Welcome and Introduction
Speakers: Britt Tabor

12:45 PM - 1:35 PM

GENERAL SESSION

1. Vegas Strong - Responding in the Face of Disaster
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1
Speakers: Mason VanHouweling, Chief Executive Office, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

Learning objectives: TBD

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

1:35 PM - 1:40 PM

Change Break

1:40 PM - 2:55 PM

KEYNOTE

2. Protecting Your Organization from Computer Crime
Field(s) of Study: Information Technology
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Jon Engstrom, Detective, Enterprise Speakers

This session focuses on recent trends of online fraud, computer intrusion, and ways that suspects steal valuable data from your company. The presentation includes the details of how hackers commit their crimes and what any employee can do to protect company assets. The audience will learn immediately how password hacking, email phishing, telephone attacks, social engineering, and online devices are an emerging threat against every business. Live examples of 'hacking' into information will surprise the audience, while detailed solutions will be displayed on how to stop the threats. Your employees will easily modify a few key online habits that will help protect your organization from the next attack.

Learning objectives: Attendees will learn about current trends in cyber-crime and electronic attacks on organizations. They will see first hand how hackers gain access to privileged information using technological and social-engineering tactics. The audience will leave with actionable best-practices that will significantly increase their organizations resilience against cyber attacks.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Networking Break - Refreshments & Vendor Displays

3:25 PM - 4:40 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select One)

3. Audit of the Future
Field(s) of Study: Auditing
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Al Anderson, AICPA

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

4. Managing FMV & Commercial Reasonableness Risk for Health System Practice Losses
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Timothy Smith, CPA, ABV, Principal, Wylie

Losses on physician practices present a significant compliance risk for health systems based on government enforcement trends. Such losses are generally considered to be "red flags" for FMV and commercial reasonableness ("CR"). Since losses on physician practices are common, most health systems face significant enforcement risk for FMV and CR issues. This session will discuss these enforcement trends and analyze the unique reasons why most health systems lose money on their practices. It will also provide a framework for health systems to address the enforcement risk emerging from their practice losses.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about enforcement trends involving practice losses
  • Understand the causes of practice losses in health system practices
  • Develop an enterprise risk management approach to address practice losses

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

5. Health Care Technical Innovations
Field(s) of Study: Computer Software & Applications
Knowledge Level: Update | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Jeff Yuan, General Manager, Zoc Doc;
Mark Prather, MD, MBA, CEO, DispatchHealth;
Alan Roga, Teledoc;
Britt Tabor, CPA,FACHE, EVP & CFO/Treasurer, Erlanger Health System

During this session, panelists will discuss the current trends in Health Care Technology Innovation.

Learning objectives:

Attend this session to learn how you can:

  • Become aware of exciting technology that can distinguish an organization from the crowd of competition.
  • Learn how technology can make your organization more efficient and effective in treating patients.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

4:40 PM - 4:50 PM

Change Break

4:50 PM - 5:40 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select One)

6. Private Equity and Health Care Investments
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1
Speakers: Kyle Brown, Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.

Learning objectives: TBD

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

7. Value-Based Purchasing for Physicians: MACRA, MIPS
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1
Speakers: Neal Logue, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will give an overview of submitting performance data to the Quality Performance Program (QPP) for Performance Year 3 as mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Learning objectives:

  • Provide participants with an understanding of the requirements of clinicians submitting performance data to CMS in accordance with the Quality Payment Program for Performance Year 3 occurring in 2019.
  • Participants will gain a better understanding of CMS' priorities including a shift from volume to value, options for clinicians to participate in quality reporting during 2019, and awareness of CMS' key program initiatives.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

8. Revenue Cycle Optimization
Field(s) of Study: Information Technology
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1
Speakers: Scott Rowe, VP, CIO Revenue Cycle Management, Conifer Health Solutions, LLC

The primary objective of this session is to educate participants on how the use of RPA is transforming and automating revenue processes throughout the healthcare industry and will be a key factor in optimizing future revenues for healthcare providers. (From Mark Ross, practitioner) expand beyond RPA, and discuss machine learning and other fundamentals of revenue cycle optimization.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss high level views on the technology and impact to the business
  • Discuss the challenges and risks with deploying these tools
  • Discuss the advantage of more robust integration capabilities.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

5:40 PM - 6:40 PM

Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:45 AM - 5:10 PM

Registration

Registration Open

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select One)

9. YellowBook/Uniform Guidance Update
Field(s) of Study: Auditing (Governmental)
Knowledge Level: Update | CPE: 1
Speakers: John Good, CPA, Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP

This session will describe the changes in the 2018 revision to Government Auditing Standards the 'Yellow Book') as well as the 2018 OMB Compliance Supplement. The 2018 OMB Compliance Supplement is unique in that it does not stand on its own and now auditors will have to use it in connection with the 2017 OMB Compliance Supplement. This session will also discuss any regulatory developments that may affect the Uniform Guidance.

Learning objectives:

  • Indicate the changes to the 2018 Yellow Book
  • Recognize how the 2018 OMB Compliance Supplement is to be used

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

10. Fundamentals of Federal Health Care Regulation
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1
Speakers: Keith Mauriello, JD, AVP & Assistant General Counsel, WellStar Health System
Grace Kopache, JD, Associate, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Health care providers must navigate a complex array of federal laws that govern how they conduct their business and operations. This session provides a general overview of the health care regulatory environment by outlining four important federal statutes. The session will cover the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark), which are intended to combat health care fraud and abuse, as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects the privacy and security of patient health information.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key concepts of each law.
  • Learn what each law requires, how it applies in the health care context, and the penalties for violations Recognize common compliance risk areas facing providers.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

7:50 AM - 8:05 AM

Change Break

8:05 AM - 8:10 AM

GENERAL SESSION

Chair Announcements
Speakers: Norman Mosrie

8:10 AM - 9:25 AM

GENERAL SESSION

11. FASB Update
Field(s) of Study: Accounting
Knowledge Level: Update | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Jeffrey Mechanick, CPA,CGMA, Assistant Director, FASB
Richard Cole, CPA, CGMA, Supervising Project Manager, FASB

Hear the latest developments in GAAP for health care entities. We'll focus especially on the final ASU on Grants and Contracts (ASU 2018-08). We'll also discuss key implementation matters on NFP Financial Statements (ASU 2016-14), Revenue Recognition (Topic 606), and Leases (Topic 842), as well as other noteworthy recent ASUs and FASB projects in the pipeline.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand and be able to apply the key provisions of ASU 2018-08 to many grants and similar contracts typically found in the health care industry.
  • Develop a general understanding of key matters discussed that are pertinent to the implementation of the new standards on NFP Financial Statements, Revenue Recognition, and Leases.
  • Develop a general understanding of other recent ASUs discussed and an awareness of the FASB pipeline projects discussed.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

9:25 AM - 9:30 AM

Change Break

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

GENERAL SESSION

12. Accounting & Auditing Updates
Field(s) of Study: Accounting, Auditing
Knowledge Level: Update | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: William Love, CPA, Partner, KPMG;
Lindsey Roe, CPA, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP;
Renee Gravalin, CPA, Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
Karen Van Compernolle, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

This session will focus on audit and accounting updates, including both FASB and GASB updates. During the session, panelists will review changes in accounting and auditing standards.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop awareness of new accounting and auditing guidance that has recently been issued.
  • Identify Exposure Drafts for proposed accounting and auditing guidance.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

10:45 AM - 10:55 AM

Change Break

10:55 AM - 12:10 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select One)

13. Revenue Recognition - Practical Application
Field(s) of Study: Accounting
Knowledge Level: Intermediate | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Mark Ross, CPA, Partner, National Firm Leader - Healthcare Practice, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP;
Kimberly McKay, CPA, Partner, BKD, LLP

This session will focus on the practical application of Revenue Recognition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an understanding of the impact of ASC 606 on health care providers
  • Update attendees on the status of the AICPA health care revenue recognition task force guidance
  • Provide an overview of the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide for Revenue Recognition with a focus on Chapter 2, General Auditing Considerations

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge in Revenue Recognition

Advanced prep: None

14. Strategic Insight to Empower Healthcare Organizations
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: James Proctor, DHG Healthcare

Learning objectives: TBD

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Lunch

1:10 PM - 2:25 PM

GENERAL SESSION

15. Revenue Recognition - Operational
Field(s) of Study: Accounting
Knowledge Level: Intermediate | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Lanie Mai, CPA, Director of SEC, Ensign Services;
Steve Blake, CPA, FHFMA, CGMA, Chief Finance Officer, Avanti Hospitals LLC

This session on Revenue Recognition will focus on the operational matters and considerations. It will provide an opportunity to explore revenue recognition issues from Healthcare financial reporting perspective

Learning objectives:

  • Gain understanding of implementation consideration for new revenue recognition guidance.
  • Learn about operational matters pertaining to the adoption of ASC 606.
  • Understand how to prepare companies to adopt to new revenue recognition from an operational standpoint
  • Learn how to communicate the changes of the new revenue recognition internally.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge in Revenue Recognition

Advanced prep: None

2:25 PM - 2:35 PM

Change Break

2:35 PM - 3:25 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select One)

16. Behavioral Health
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1
Speakers: Brian Lohrding, Acadia Healthcare

Learning objectives: TBD

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

17. Health Care Organizations and U.S. Tax Reform
Field(s) of Study: Taxes, Regulatory Ethics
Knowledge Level: Update | CPE: 1
Speakers:
Mary Rauschenberg, Tax Managing Directo, DELOITTE & TOUCHE L.L.P.;
Christine Kawecki, CPA, Managing Director, Deloitte Tax LLP

In December, 2017 Congress passed and the President signed a sweeping tax reform bill, commonly known as the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. This bill will significantly impact tax exempt healthcare organization in some surprising ways. This session will provide an overview of the provisions that are impacting the industry with an eye to potential planning opportunities that may mitigate the impact of the legislation.

Learning objectives:

  • Indentify the major provisions of TCJA that impact tax exempt healthcare providers
  • Identify potential planning opportunities resulting from the legislation

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

18. Physician Transactions: An Insider Perspective
Field(s) of Study: Business Law, Finance, Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1
Speakers:
Roger Logan, MS, CPA/ABV, ASA, SMPE, System Vice President, Mercy Health Physicians;
Colin McDermott, CFA, CPA /ABV, Managing Director, VMG Health

Physician transactions require a deliberate and definitive process and approach to managing and maneuvering through the healthcare industry's complex clinical, operational, financial and legal/regulatory environment. Thus, this deep dive presentation will outline and present a health system's executive insider perspective toward effectively managing through the environment by delineating the key drivers and rationale on physician affiliation and transactional options, effective and essential steps toward effective due diligence of physician transactions, and the key and essential roles of internal and external executives, financial, valuation and legal team members, and advisors toward getting it right.

Learning objectives:

  • To present the key driving factors behind why physician-health system alignment is crucial to any health system's service delivery and operational performance now and in the future;
  • To identify and outline the clinical, operational, financial/valuation, regulatory/legal due diligence steps and requirements to properly evaluate each type of physician transaction and option;
  • Use of an "integrated project management and decision-matrix approach" toward managing physician transactions and options; and,
  • Delineation of the roles and responsibilities of the essential due diligence team of health system executives and project sponsors and the essential use and utility of financial, valuation, legal/regulatory and other technical advisors and consultants toward getting it right.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

3:25 PM - 3:55 PM

Networking Break - Refreshments & Vendor Displays

3:55 PM - 5:10 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select One)

19. CFO Hot Topics Panel
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Update | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Tina Hogeman, MT, MS, CPA, CFO, MGMA;
Cecelia Moore, Chief Financial Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center;
Tanya Hahn, CPA, MBA, Senior Vice President/CFO, National Church Residences;
Jim Caruso, CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer, Simplura Health Group

Health care providers are faced with many challenges and key decisions. This facilitated panel discussion, including CFOs from for-profits and not-for-profits, will share insights on the key issues facing their organizations. A Q&A period will allow participants to share best practices and insights on key issues.

Learning objectives:

Attendees will:

  • Gain insight into actual strategies that successful CFOs have used to navigate the waters of health care reform
  • Have an opportunity to pose specific questions to successful CFOs regarding any issues or concerns that the attendee may have encountered

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

20. How to Stay Independent in a Consolidating World
Field(s) of Study: Management Services
Knowledge Level: Update | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: David Gans, MSHA, FACMPE, Senior Fellow, Industry Affairs, Medical Group Management Association

Healthcare organizations are universally experiencing increased operating expenses and, at the same time, static or even reduced payments. With declining margins, healthcare executives are looking how their organizations can increase revenue and reduce operating costs. A common strategy has simply been to increase the size of an organization thereby gaining economies of scale and effectively reducing unit costs while increasing negotiating clout to improve payment levels. This strategy has led to a wave of mergers and acquisitions among health systems, hospitals, and physician practices.

Faced with the prospect of being acquired by a health system, physician practice leaders need to evaluate the advantages as well as the disadvantages for remaining independent. This session will examine how a physician practice can retain its autonomy and resist the lure of being part of a larger healthcare system.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe economic advantages enjoyed by larger healthcare organizations and the potential diseconomies of scale that occur when organizations grow too large, too quickly.
  • Describe how an independent physician practice can obtain a market advantage while other healthcare entities consolidate operations.
  • Describe how an independent practice can access the capital it needs to grow operations and exploit niche markets.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

21. What Does Disruption in Health Care Look Like?
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Day Egusquiza, President, AR Systems, Inc.

The culture of healthcare is changing - impacting the patients, the providers, the payers and the nation's approach to healthcare delivery. Learn how the dynamic environment of mergers along with employer/payer/provider's new relationships are causing almost daily disruption in the status quo.

Learning objectives:

  • Attendees will learn how disruption is impacting every area of traditional healthcare.
  • Attendees will be able to engage in the different areas of impact - patients, providers, payers and the nation.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

Friday, November 9, 2018
6:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Registration

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select One)

22. Implemention Issues on the New Leasing Standard
Field(s) of Study: Accounting
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1
Speakers: Sarah Lindsey, CPA, Director, PwC
Jordan Perkins, CISA, Director, PwC

This course is designed to inform session participants about the new leasing standard. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of ASC842's impact to the healthcare industry, an expectation of what a successful implementation looks like and insight into what the leasing process will look like tomorrow.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain an understanding of the new leasing standard and applicable nuances for the healthcare industry.
  • Establish and expectation of what is needed for a successful implementation.
  • Obtain an understanding of current lease processes and the changes needed in the future state.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

23. Blockchain in Health Care
Field(s) of Study: Information Technology, Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1
Speakers: Mark Burnette, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, QSA, Shareholder-in-Charge, LBMC Information Security

Blockchain is a popular buzzword in the technology world today. In this session, Mark Burnette will explain what blockchain really is, why it is relevant, and provide some insights on how blockchain technology is being used in the healthcare industry today, as well as some potential uses for the future.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how blockchain technology works - Articulate the benefits of blockchain technology.
  • Identify ways that blockchain technology could be used within the healthcare industry.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM

Change Break

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select One)

24. Compliance Hot Topics
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Jonathan Rue, JD, Partner, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP;
Deborah Reif, MBA, CHC, CHPC, Corporate Compliance Officer, Southeast Health;
Holly Louie

The health care industry is highly regulated by a variety of criminal and civil fraud and abuse laws. An effective program to ensure compliance with those laws is essential to health care providers. This session will include a discussion of current compliance “hot topics” of particular significance to providers and their advisors. The session will include the following:

  • A discussion of the 60-day Medicare and Medicaid overpayment statute and CMS's corresponding 60-day rule
  • An update on major court decisions interpreting the federal False Claims Act
  • How enhanced data analytics and the Yates memo have changed the way in which corporate and individual violators of the fraud and abuse laws are identified, investigated, and held accountable
  • The potential payment decreases associated with the CMS Evaluation and Management (E/M) proposed rules for collapsing office visits on the day of a procedure and revised documentation and coding for E/M services
  • Appeals of Medicare and Medicaid contractor audits and overpayment determinations

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the scope of the 60-day overpayment provisions and the information that may trigger a duty to investigate potential overpayments.
  • Develop an awareness of major court decisions impacting compliance with federal laws, including the False Claims Act.
  • Understand that the government also may seek to hold individuals accountable for regulatory violations.
  • Gain an understanding of the new approach to payments for E/M services and its impact.
  • Learn strategies for responding to and appealing audits and Medicare/Medicaid overpayment determinations.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

25. Risk-Based Payment Models
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Melinda Hancock, CPA, FHFMA, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Virginia Commenwealth University

This session will provide an overview of current risk based payment models for the healthcare industry, specifically health systems.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn current state of risk based models
  • Learn fundamentals of popular models

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

26. Post-Acute Joint Ventures: Market Overview and Case Study
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Dean Alverson, President, CHRISTUS Care at Home, LHC Group;
Jeffrey Potter, Vice President Strategic Alliances and Business Development, CHRISTUS Health;
Colin McDermott, CFA, CPA /ABV, Managing Director, VMG Health

Historically, joint venture transactions were driven by commercial reimbursement, management expertise, cost efficiencies, and access to capital. While these drivers are still prevalent today new motivators continue to emerge including changing reimbursement models, access to network and infrastructure, and payor pressures to put patients in the lowest cost setting. The post-acute segment is in a strong position to benefit from these transaction drivers and health systems have participated in a flurry of joint ventures with specialty management companies. This presentation will explore the market and business rational of joint ventures along with an in-depth view of a health systems recent experience.

Learning objectives:

  • The audience will gain an understanding of current market overview and dynamics driving post-acute joint ventures
  • Understand the benefits and risks when entering a joint venture
  • Discuss operational and structural considerations when forming a joint venture
  • Participate in a case study of CHRISTUS' recent joint venture with LHC Group including a review of preliminary indicators of success

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Networking Break - Refreshments & Vendor Displays

9:40 AM - 10:55 AM

GENERAL SESSION

27. Washington Update
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Update | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Robin Roark, MD, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Learning objectives: TBD

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

10:55 AM - 11:05 AM

Change Break

11:05 AM - 12:20 PM

GENERAL SESSION

28. Amazon Re-Engineering the Patient Experience
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Knowledge Level: Overview | CPE: 1.5
Speakers: TBA

Learning objectives: TBD

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

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$725.00 - $1025.00
AICPA Health Care Industry Conference: Flex Pass (Flex Pass)
$1325.00 - $1625.00
CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Conference
: 20.0,
Online Conference
: 20.0,
Workshop
: 4.0
NASBA Field of Study
NONE
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None

Location & Accommodations

Location:

3370 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109

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