Chicago, IL — December 11–12


This seminar covers implications of the cost-reporting process, best practices for the accumulation of data, advanced reimbursement issues, and use of the cost report as a management tool. Learn how to leverage different sources of information to meet the operational and reimbursement needs of your organization and assess high-impact focus areas. Review cost report implications of the wage index, uncompensated care, and other ACA requirements, such as Medicare DSH and SSI ratios.

After this seminar, you'll be able to:

  • Examine high-impact areas in the cost report (i.e., the “one source of truth”)
  • Calculate Medicare margin based on information in the cost report
  • Apply margin analysis to other payers


Basic knowledge of the MCR and its components, such as HFMA’s seminar: Medicare Cost Reporting Essentials

Tools and Takeaways

  • Benchmark data and review cost reports for relevance, accuracy, and compliance with applicable instructions to ensure correct payment
  • Top ten items of truth


Mike Nichols, FHFMA, CPA
Partner, Midwest Healthcare Consulting

Chad Krcil, FHFMA
Director, Healthcare Consulting

J. Scott Gunter, CPA
Healthcare Consulting Manager, McGladrey LLP

Continuing education: 14 CPE credits
Level: Intermediate

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