Collaboration among Provider Types (Health Care Conference)


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PICPA Member: $29 | Nonmember: $39

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You will have up to 90 days after the date of purchase to complete the course and take the exam.


If you attended the Health Care Conference on June 13-14, 2016, this course would be considered a duplicate and cannot be used towards your CPE requirement. Learn about the community hospital view of post-acute care providers and recent regulatory developments that drive hospital decisions.

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Hear K. James Hunt, CPA, CGMA and Robert Rundle Jr., CPA, cover the following:

  • Eight collaboration considerations
  • Insights from hospital CEOs
  • Recent cases
  • Accounting and reimbursement
  • Perspective from a senior living provider
  • Strategic relationships for future success
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures


Robert L. Rundle Jr., CPA
President and CEO
SpiriTrust Lutheran

Employment History:

July 2000 to Present

President/Chief Executive Officer, SpiriTrust Lutheran (formerly Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania).

The president/CEO has full managerial accountability for the Agency and is responsible for di-recting and coordinating its staff in the performance of duties.
January 1999 – June 2000

Executive Vice President for Management Services
Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania
Responsible for the support services of LSS and all associated subsidiaries, including the
visioning, planning and implementation of new programs.  Responsibilities also include the role of liaison to all joint ventures.

June 1994 – December 1998

Senior Vice President for Financial Management and Planning
Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania
Responsible for the financial operations of all divisions of the $32 million social ministry
Organization, including its financial restructuring.

January 1990 – June 1994

Vice President for Finance, Lutheran Welfare Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc.,
Responsible for the financial operations of all divisions of the $12 million corporation,
including its financial restructuring.

August 1988 – December 1989

Lutheran Welfare Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc., Director of Finance

August 1985 – August 1988

Fidelity Management Group, Inc., Controller for companies owned by Charles J. Wilson

November 1983 – August 1985

Senior Auditor specializing in the health care industry
Parente, Randolph, Orlando, Carey and Associates, CPAs
Directly responsible to engagement partner for supervision of staff and preparation of financial statement and cost reports.
June 1981 – November 1983

Thomas V. Tinsley and Company, CPAs - Senior Accountant
A small public accounting firm with duties including government audits and tax preparation.

Education History:

Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA – Graduated 1981 (cum laude)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business Administration

Bishop Hoban High School, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Professional Associations:

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Other Committee and Community Involvement

 Chair, Kairos Health Systems
 Chair, CEN- LeadingAge PA
 Board member, LeadingAge PA
 Chair, Board member, Lutheran Planned Giving
 Committee member, PLN-LSA
 Committee member, LeadingAge PA reimbursement and policy committees
 LeadingAge PA CEN- LeadingAge PA legislative committee
 Gettysburg Seminary Business Council
 LSA OASIS consultant


Presented “Financial Management Basics for the CEO” at the 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Lutheran Services in America CEO conferences

K. James Hunt, CPA, CGMA
Chairman, Executive Committee
Partner – Coordinator of Health Care Services
Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP

James Hunt is a Partner and Chairman of Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP’s Executive Committee, which governs policy and procedure for the Firm. James is also the Firm’s Coordinator of Health Care Services. During the past twenty‐three years with the Firm, James has worked with health care entities on a variety of financial and operational engagements. He has extensive experience in auditing health care entities and adding value throughout the audit process. In a related capacity, he serves as Vice President of Walker Benefits, LLC, retirement plan consultants.

His background includes providing services such as Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement consulting; auditing health care organizations, performing operational reviews focusing on improved efficiency; litigation support; for‐profit and not‐for profit tax issues; purchases/sales of health care organizations; evaluation of financing alternatives; evaluation of ancillary department efficiency; health care benchmarking studies; development of health care activity based costing systems; negotiating ancillary vendor contracts; auditing Corporate Compliance Programs; and acting as a member of the Independent Review Organization under Corporate Integrity Agreements.

James maintains extensive involvement with the various regulatory changes that impact the health care industry. He has used his in‐depth knowledge of the various regulatory issues in helping clients maximize profitability while maintaining compliance.

James is a graduate of Grove City College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He also represents the Firm as a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), LeadingAge PA ‐ An Association of Pennsylvania Not‐for‐profit Senior Services (formerly panpha), a Business Associate of the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania (HCWP), and the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA). He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and various other professional and industry associations. James has conducted numerous speaking engagements relative to health care finance for state health care associations and state CPA societies and has written articles for local and national publications.