Chicago, IL — December 10–12


Get an extensive and practical overview of the healthcare system, from economic and policy forces to payment issues and resource allocation. Day 1 is designed for those with less than one year of experience in the healthcare industry or those seeking an overview of the current environment and its effect on funding and reimbursement, clinical operations, organizational transparency, and reporting requirements. Days 2 and 3 (WHFE) provide extensive information on the healthcare system, including budgeting, strategic planning, payment, and environmental factors. You may register for day 1 only; days 2 and 3 only; or days 1, 2 and 3. 


A college-level Introduction to Accounting course is strongly recommended

Day 1
After this seminar, you'll be able to:

  • Discuss national economic trends and their relationship to healthcare sustainability
  • Identify healthcare reform alternatives and their potential impacts on the economy
  • Evaluate the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on the economy

Day 2 and 3
After this seminar, you'll be able to:

  • Summarize financial reporting and analysis requirements unique to the healthcare industry
  • Compare major third parties – including Medicare, Medicaid,and managed care – and their provider reimbursement methods
  • Apply resource allocation methodologies (includingstrategic planning, strategic financial planning, operational;planning, budgeting, and capital budgeting) in a cost;containment environment
  • Identify the latest developments in healthcare reform andtheir operational implications

Tools and Takeaways

A comprehensive reference guide to healthcare finance information, including an extensive glossary of terms and acronyms

Recommended for those with accounting and financial management experience who are new to the healthcare industry, who entered the field in the past 12 to 36 months, or who are seeking an overview of healthcare financial management. Also ideal for consultants and professionals in allied organizations recently assigned to healthcare clients. 


Michael Nowicki, EdD, FHFMA, FACHE
Professorof Health Administration, Texas State University

Continuing education: 7 CPEs per day (up to 21 total CPEs)

Level: Overview

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