Health Care

conference 2019

June 11-12, 2019

Penn State Great Valley, Malvern

PICPA/HFMA Member: $579   -   Nonmember: $679
CPE Credits: 2-A&A; 1-Tax;1-Ethics; 12-Other

Who Should Attend?

  • Industry professionals who serve or work for health care companies: CFOs, CEOs, directors, managers, VPs, board members, controllers, staff accountants, and billers
  • Practitioners in public accounting and consultants who serve health care clients
  • Trustees and other health care professionals who provide services that support acute or post-acute care

Why Attend?

  • Receive insight from Joanne M. Judge, CPA, Esq., co-chair of the Health Law Department at Stevens & Lee, on emerging health care legal issues and how they may affect your practice.
  • Learn how to use data analytics to uncover performance improvement opportunities.
  • Manage the workforce challenges that health care organizations experience in finding, training, and retaining the best talent.
  • Implement the latest accounting standards updates.

Single-Day Registration

JJune 11: Malvern or Webcast

JJune 12: Malvern or Webcast

“Great information on what is coming in the next year and all the changes to expect.”

Rebekah Valenti, CPA
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

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Conference Agenda

June 11, 2019

CPE Credits: 2-A&A; 1-Tax; 1-Ethics; 4-Other
Single Day Registration Fees: Non-member: $429  - PICPA/HFMA Member: $329
Register for June 11 only: Malvern or Webcast

7:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Check-in
7:45 a.m.
Greetings from PICPA Leadership
8:00 a.m.
Emerging Health Care Legal Issues
  • False claims actions in the post-Escobar era
  • How the government is using data in fraud cases
  • The latest in antitrust enforcement
  • Is the Affordable Care Act still relevant in 2019?
  • Payment system transformations
  • Telemedicine’s evolution
  • Emerging issues with Blockchain and in health care
  • Where does private equity fit?


Joanne Judge
Joanne M. Judge, CPA, Esq.
Co-Chair of Health Law Department
Stevens & Lee PC
9:40 a.m.
Take a Breather
9:55 a.m.
Using Data Analytics for ACO Performance Improvement: Act Upon Opportunities to Improve Population Health
  • How to use claims data analytics to optimize the participant roster, uncover performance improvement opportunities, develop physician report cards to track progress, and reduce costs of care
  • Impact of data analytics on various provider types, including hospitals, SNFs, and long-term care facilities
  • Reconciling back-to-payer reports, utilizing benchmarks, and risk adjusting data


Amanda Brown, MHA
10:45 a.m.
Ramifications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • The TCJA is in effect. Now what?
  • Implications for you and your client
  • Benefits outlined in a cost segregation study
  • Form 990 issues
  • UBIT


Hollick, Stephanie
Stephanie Hollick, CPA, FHFMA
Senior Manager
Baker Tilly
11:35 a.m.
12:25 p.m.
Getting Ready for the New Accounting Standards
  • Overview of significant changes to revenue recognition, not-for-profit reporting, and leasing requirements
  • Examples of implementation challenges and solutions
  • Updating systems and processes where needed
  • Drafting revised financial statements and related disclosures
  • Preparing for the audit


Ken Harris, CPA
Senior Manager, Assurance
2:05 p.m.
Snacks and Chats
2:20 p.m.
Do Your Ethics Policies Address Fraud, Abuse and Waste?
  • Conflict of interest: ownership of referral entity and gifts from Pharma
  • Capitated programs not providing services
  • Unnecessary procedures and other examples that put your entity at risk


Michael A. Morse, Esq.
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
3:10 p.m.
Preparing for the Inevitable: Health Care Case Studies in Cybersecurity Successes and Failures
  • Root causes of notable failures in cybersecurity, and what could have been done to prevent them
  • Preparation, defense, breach detection and incident response phases, as well as real-life success stories regarding HIPAA, HITECH and various regulations
  • Proactive strategies for effective cyber offense and defense, plus critical advice for navigating a worst-case-scenario


Heather B. Bearfield, CISA, CISM, CRISC
Cyber & IT Risk Leader
Marcum LLP
4:00 p.m.
Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.
See You Tomorrow

June 12, 2019

CPE Credits: 8 -Other
Single Day Registration Fees: Non-member: $429  - PICPA/HFMA Member: $329
Register for June 12 onlyMalvern or Webcast

7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Community HealthChoices
  • Implementation
  • Medicare vs. Medicaid
  • Program compliance


Kevin Hancock
Deputy Secretary
Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living
8:50 a.m.
Workforce Management in the Health Care Industry
  • How to attract top talent with a digital hiring strategy
  • Using a streamlined interview process and behavioral testing to determine candidates’ fitness and ensure they are committed to improving the patient experience
  • Using new technology to improve employee training programs and increase development opportunities and engagement
  • The role of flexible hours, telecommuting, and team-building initiatives in employee retention efforts
  • Navigating government regulations in the workplace such as mandatory sick/vacation time, insurance requirements, immigration status, and visa issues


Mick Angelichio
Judge Healthcare
9:40 a.m.
Take a Breather
9:55 a.m.
Automation in Health Care: Making Incremental Process Improvements with a Clear Eye on the Future
  • Why the adoption of new technology in the health care space is constrained and how to overcome challenges
  • How to make incremental and valuable process improvements while complying with industry standards and regulations
  • High-level overview of advances in new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation


Dana E. Stow, PMP
Marcum LLP
10:45 a.m.
Washington Update and Medicare's Federal FY 2020 Proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Rules
  • Dynamics of health care industry leadership in Washington and t changes being proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Federal Fiscal Year 2020.
  • Update on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • CMS IPPS proposals that may take effect on October 1, 2019 and an analysis of the proposed changes for budgeting and planning purposes
  • Health care financial items on the upcoming legislative agenda, including single payor considerations and consumer driven Medicaid programs


Michael Polito
Third Party Reimbursement Solutions, LLC
Tracey Roland
Third Party Reimbursement Solutions, LLC
11:35 a.m.
12:25 p.m
Capital Markets Update and Health Care Merger and Acquisition Trends – Panel
  • Capital markets update: acute care and long-term care
  • Financing options for acute care and long-term care providers
  • How value-based care is changing the acute care and long-term care markets
  • How hospitals and senior living providers are repositioning themselves
  • Private equity health care transactions


Andrew Majka
Andrew J. Majka
Managing Director


James Bodine
James P. Bodine
Executive Vice President
HJ Sims
Matt Plevelich
Vice President
NewSpring HealthCare
2:05 p.m.
Snacks and Chats
2:20 p.m.
How Employers Are Harnessing their Purchasing Power to Disrupt Health Care
  • "Value-based purchasing" strategies being adopted by employers to achieve greater value: group purchasing, value-based benefit design, selective contracting, and payment reform
  • How such strategies could radically change the financing and delivery of healthcare, the future of employer-sponsored health insurance, and the financial stability of provider organizations


Neil Goldfarb
President and CEO
Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
3:10 p.m.
Preparing for the Workforce of the Future
Most CEOs across industries consistently list talent and the availability of key skills among their top concerns, and within healthcare, CEOs recently identified human capital as one of their top strategic priorities. This session will address key issues about the workforce of the future in healthcare:
  • Primary workforce trends that will impact the healthcare industry over the next three to five years
  • How emerging technology is changing the way work is performed and the skills organizations need
  • How leading organizations are responding to emerging workforce trends to stay ahead of the curve


Karl Colasante
Director, Health Industries
PwC Advisory Services
4:00 p.m.
See You Next Year



CPE Credits: 16
Total Conference Credits: 2-A&A; 1-Tax;1-Ethics 12-Other

Day One: 2-A&A; 1-Tax; 1-Ethics; 4-Other
Day Two: 8 -Other

Level: Update
Prerequisites: None

CLE Credits: This conference has been submitted for 13-Substantive CLE credits. Attorneys requesting CLE credits must include an additional $100.

Nursing Home Administrators Credits: This course has been submitted to the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators for approval.

The total number of credits will be provided at the conference. In association with HFMA . hfma-logo

Registration Fees

Full Conference
PICPA/HFMA Member - $579
Nonmember - $679
CLE Credits Fee - $100

One Day Only
PICPA/HFMA Member - $329
Nonmember - $429
CLE Credits Fee - $50

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Overnight Accommodations:

Please contact the Desmond Malvern a DoubleTree by Hilton at (610) 296-9800 and identify yourself as a PICPA conference participant to receive the discounted rate: $179 single/double.