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Tues., Feb. 28: Current Trends in Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions, Consolidations, and Affiliations
Health reform and other macro economic factors are pushing more providers to integrate both vertically and horizontally. A variety of integration vehicles are available to facilitate both physician/hospital and hospital/hospital integration. Successful organizations understand their options, have developed a strategic framework to identify high potential arrangements and use set processes to execute the integration strategy.
Thurs., March 15: Deal Killers: Navigating Compliance, Financing, and Other Obstacles
This webinar will focus on how to successfully navigate through significant and common deal obstacles including compliance and financing. Compliance audits and diligence are critical to ensure that acquirers do not inherit significant risks and that projected revenues can be verified. Financing topics that often present significant challenges will be covered including valuation, conflicting debt/equity issues, securitization, and incurred but reported liabilities.
Wed., April 18: Components for Effective Post-Deal Transitions, Integration, and Planning
The webinar will focus on the critical components required to have a successful transaction in the integration of two entities and cultures after the transaction is completed. This session will focus on how to effectively plan and implement a transition. The most successful transactions include detailed use of evaluating the differences between two or more combining entities and planning a step-by-step transition plan with the goal of using the most efficient operational units, benefit plans, insurance and risk management policies and procedures and evolving the governance process.
Thurs., May 17: Post-Deal Integration Specifics: Standardizing Delivery Processes and Contracting
This webinar will center on Post Deal Integration and Planning. Topics include: Discussion of redesigning/standardizing clinical care delivery processes to reach the highest efficiency and promote the best outcomes; employment contracting; and managed care contracting.
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Tom Myers, chief strategy officer, The SSI Group, discusses the shifting payment environment and how it affects providers' patient access and claims management processes.
Jeff Chester, senior vice president and chief revenue officer at Availity, shares his thoughts on "Revenue Cycle 2.0" and how to best meet its challenges.
Mitch Morris, vice chair and global leader, healthcare, Deloitte, and Michael O'Rourke, senior vice president and chief information officer, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), share perspectives on the need for transformational IT in health care today.
Brian Kueppers, founder and CEO, Apex, discusses the importance of a robust patient payment strategy in boosting organization revenue and enhancing patient satisfaction.
Brian Grazzini, CFO, HealthPort, describes the importance of efficient and compliant information exchange and audit management in helping HIM staff spend less time on paperwork and more on mission-critical projects.
Cindy Matthews, executive vice president, Community Hospital Corporation, discusses how rural and community hospitals can use collaborative partnering to position for success through tough market conditions.
Rick Heise, senior vice president, revenue cycle, at Cerner Corporation, discusses the importance of integrating clinical and financial data to excel in health care’s changing payment environment.
Russ Graney, founder and CEO for Aidin, and John Laursen, head of business development for Aidin, share insights on how to improve care transitions between acute and post-acute care settings and incentivize high-quality patient outcomes.
Scott Elston, strategic accounts manager, GE Healthcare Services, describes how substantial cost reduction in health care requires rethinking business strategy and asset use.
Robert Williams, MD, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Arielle Freiberger, product strategist, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, explain how sophisticated retrospective, real-time, and predictive data analytics can inform decision making to reduce costs and improve care.
Stuart Hanson, director of business development (healthcare solutions) at Citi Retail Services, discusses how improving the payment experience can benefit consumers and healthcare providers.
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