Date & Time
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., CDT
Director of Revenue Cycle
Nebraska Methodist Health System
Community Health Advisors, LLC
Director, Healthcare Finance Policy, Operational Initiatives
In this exclusive Forum event, you will hear from a health system finance leader and other experts on how the expansion of Medicaid, the rollout of the insurance exchanges, and the increase in patient out-of-pocket expenses is causing hospitals and other providers to revisit their charity care policies. The speakers will also address the ACA's Section 501(r) provisions on financial assistance and billing/collection, as well as the following questions:
- Should new Medicaid patients be allowed to apply for charity care to cover copayments?
- Should underinsured patients be able to use charity care to help them cover high deductibles?
- How can providers guard against violating the anti-kickback statute when offering patients charity care?
- How can providers limit bad debt by developing effective charity care policies?
- What other changes should hospitals and other providers consider related to charity care policies in light of the Affordable Care Act?
- What state laws/regulations do providers need to comply with?
You will have the chance to ask questions about charity care policies and to learn about important operational, legal, and strategic challenges. In addition, key advice from the HFMA Principles & Practices Board will be shared, as well as examples of good charity care policy design from Methodist Health System.
Participants will be able to ask questions and discuss their challenges and approaches.
CFOs, revenue cycle, reimbursement leaders, as well as any healthcare finance leaders interested in charity care policies
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Delivery Method: Group Internet
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of revenue cycle operations and charity care policies
HFMA members: Free for Forum members |
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CPE credit: 1
Forum members can now earn 1 CPE credit by attending Forum virtual networking webinars. The webinar presentation and audio will be available on the Forum website after the webinar. However, CPE credits are only awarded to Forum members who attend the live webinar on March 18.
Please note: This virtual networking webinar is only available to HFMA Forum subscribers. HFMA has four Forums: CFO, Revenue Cycle, Payment & Reimbursement, and Legal & Regulatory. This webinar is open to subscribers to all four Forums.
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