Health Care Conference

Opportunities for Growth and Innovation

When
June 13-14
8:45 a.m.-4:05 p.m.

Where
Hershey Lodge 
Hershey - Map It

CPE Credits
4-A&A; 2-Tax; 10-Other

Attend and you'll hear about the latest developments and changes impacting the health care industry.

“The conference provided significant information and background on the ever-changing health care landscape.”

Dennis Peachey


PICPA Member: $589  |  Nonmember: $689
CLE Credit Add-On: $100       

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Wednesday, June 13

8:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Check-in
8:45 a.m.
Greetings from PICPA Leadership
9:00 a.m.
Time for a Checkup: What Is Making Health Care Tick?
(2-Other)
  • If not the Affordable Care Act, then what
  • How will payment structures shape delivery of services?
  • How do regulators and courts impact decision-making?
  • What role will technology play?
Speaker
Joanne M. Judge, Esq.
Shareholder & Co-Chair of Health Law Department
Stevens & Lee PC
10:40 a.m.
Take a Breather
10:55 a.m.
g   Reformed: Tax Implications on the Health Care Sector
(2-Tax)
  • How ACA “mandates” affect health providers and plans
  • Impact on biopharma and MedTech
  • Impact on not-for-profit hospitals and providers
  • How tax cuts can and will affect reimbursements, borrowing, tax exempt bonds, charitable contributions and fundraising
  • Responding to increased compliance responsibilities and risks like 990, 501(r)
Speakers
Frank D. Giardini, MST
Practice Leader, Not-for-Profit Health Care Tax Group
Grant Thornton LLP
Mary Torretta
Senior Tax Analyst
Grant Thornton LLP
12:35 a.m.
Lunch
1:25 p.m.
g   The Changing Environment in Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions
(2-A&A)
  • ACA’s impact on M&A
  • Types of transactions
  • Buyer and seller perspectives
  • Due diligence
  • M&A due diligence
  • Role of management and outside advisors
Speakers
Joe Urbani
Regional Vice President of Financial Operations
Nueterra Inc.
Amy Leichner
Director
PWC

Coutney Midanek
Senior Vice President
Kaufman Hall
3:05 p.m.
Snacks and Chats
3:20 p.m.
The Big Deal about Big Data
(1-Other)
  • What is it and what are the applications?
  • What value can it provide?
  • How do you read and use the data?
  • What are the best tools on the market and how can they be used in health care right now?
Speaker
Bryan Callahan, CPA, CFF, CFE, CVA
Director, Forensics & Valuation Services
BKD CPAs & Advisors
4:10 p.m.
g   Strategic Thinking … Focus on the Future
(1-Other)
  • Why organizations need strategic thinkers
  • The differences between strategic thinking and planning
  • The benefits of strategic thinking
  • The skills needed to become a strategic thinker and promote the same mindset among those around you
Speaker
John Park, D.Ed.
Director
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
5:00 p.m.
Happy Hour
6:00 p.m.
See You Tomorrow


Thursday, June 14

7:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
g   HFMA’s National Agenda and Focus Areas
(1-Other)
  • Top challenges facing the healthcare industry
  • Opportunities to improve the financial management of health care
  • Current HFMA initiatives
Speaker
Kevin F. Brennan, CPA, FHFMA
Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO, Geisinger Health System
2017-18 Chair-Elect Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
8:50 a.m.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

POSTACUTE TRACK
Capital Markets Update and Financing Options for Postacute Care

(1-Other)
  • Existing market conditions
  • Trends in bond pricing, rates, and investment banking
  • Available financing options, including key terms and provisions
  • Financing strategies for not-for-profits
  • Considerations for mergers and acquisitions
  • Insights on selecting a financing option
Speakers
J. Miles Kingston
Vice President
Lancaster Pollard
Tony Ruberg
Vice President
Lancaster Pollard

ACUTE TRACK
Industry Pressures Accelerate Change in Acute Care

(1-Other)
  • Overview of key acute care industry trends
  • Update on capital market trends for acute care providers
  • The shifting of risk and evolution of alternative payment models
Speakers
Gregory J. Oliver
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Commercial Banking Group
BB&T Capital Markets
Russell H. Quynn III
Managing Director, Healthcare Capital Markets Group
BB&T Capital Markets
9:40 a.m.
Take a Breather
9:55 a.m.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

POSTACUTE TRACK
Community HealthChoices

(1-Other)
  • Why CHC is being implemented
  • Differences between Medicare and Medicaid
  • Differences between CHC and the other state mandated managed care programs
  • Impact on providers and consumers
  • Program compliance and risks
Speakers
Tom Bisko
Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer
PA Health & Wellness
Andrea Farrell
Director, Ancillary Network Management
UPMC Health Plan

Peggy L. Morningstar, Esq., CPA, CFE
Chief Financial Officer, Director of Finance
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Office of Long Term Living
Patricia Wright
Vice President, Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
AmeriHealth Caritas

ACUTE TRACK
g   A 360 on Hospital Observation Services Management

(1-Other)
  • Appropriate governance/oversight of an effective program
  • Hospital observation services and reimbursement mechanisms
  • Key performance observation service indicators, metrics, and dashboards
  • Patient status assignment processes for all portals of entry (ED, clinic, surgery, etc.)
  • The financial and clinical processes supporting Observation Services Management
Speakers
Joan Deming-Murphy, RN, MS, MBA
Managing Director, Advisory
KPMG LLP
Brian K. Pisarsky, RN, MHA, ACM
Director, Advisory, Healthcare
KPMG LLP
10:45 a.m.
Room Change Break
10:50 a.m.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

POSTACUTE TRACK
Community HealthChoices Cont.

(1-Other)
  • Why CHC is being implemented
  • Differences between Medicare and Medicaid
  • Differences between CHC and the other state mandated managed care programs
  • Impact on providers and consumers
  • Program compliance and risks
Speakers
Tom Bisko
Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer
PA Health & Wellness
Andrea Farrell
Director, Ancillary Network Management
UPMC Health Plan

Peggy L. Morningstar, Esq., CPA, CFE
Chief Financial Officer, Director of Finance
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Office of Long Term Living
Patricia Wright
Vice President, Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
AmeriHealth Caritas

ACUTE TRACK
g   MACRA Year 2: Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead

(1-Other)
  • CMS goals and objectives of MACRA
  • Overview of MACRA’s QPP – MIPS and Advanced APMs
  • Understanding MACRA’s All-Payer Combination Option
  • Preparation and participation leading practices
  • Legislative and regulatory updates
Speaker
Heather Hagan
Senior Manager
Deloitte Advisory
11:40 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 p.m.
g   The New Normal: Care with Convenience
(1-Other)
  • Convenient care trends and their effects on hospital finance
  • Evolving hospital models (e.g. “microhospitals” and “hospitals at home”)
  • Retail care offerings (minute clinics)
  • Urgent care offerings
  • Rise of telahealth/remote consultations
Speaker
David A. Gregory
Principal, Healthcare Consulting Leader
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
1:20 p.m.
Snacks and Chats
1:35 p.m.
Healthcare A&A Update: Are You Ready for the Latest Round of Changes?
(2-A&A)
  • New not-for-profit financial accounting and reporting model, including implementation guidance and sample disclosures
  • Revenue recognition standard, including discussion of potential implementation issues and pain points, as well as sample disclosures
  • The lease standard, including changes to balance sheets and alignment to changes and the new revenue recognition standard
  • Change to the financial instruments guidance

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Speakers
Debra K. Bowes, CPA, CHFP
Partner
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
Mark J. Ross, CPA
Partner and National Healthcare Practice Leader
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
3:15 p.m.
g   The Evolution of Leadership
(1-Other)
  • The reality of a retiring workforce
  • Understanding 21st century leadership truths
  • Breaking generational myths
  • Integrating generations: Tools and tips
Speaker
Buddy Hobart
Founder and President
Solutions 21
4:05 p.m.
See You Next Year