2017 Health Care Conference (13010)

Friday, February 17, 2017 / Atlanta, GA

The future of health care is uncertain and changes are continually occurring with the new administration. Get up-to-the-minute information on the ACA, updates and new laws. You don't want to miss this opportunity to ensure you have all the knowledge necessary to assist your clients and company.

Industry leaders will discuss the ACA, health care technology; legal updates and issues; rural hospital tax credits; the latest from FASB; clinical documentation; IRS audits of 501(r); private equity investment; and telemedicine billing.

LIVE STREAM Attendance Option - Event Code: LS13010
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Event Status: CLOSED – Please contact the CPE Department at 404-231-8676, Opt. 3 or 800-330-8889, Opt. 3 for additional assistance.

Event ID: #13010

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $315.00

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The future of health care is uncertain and changes are continually occurring with the new administration. Get up-to-the-minute information on the ACA, updates and new laws. You don't want to miss this opportunity to ensure you have all the knowledge necessary to assist your clients and company.

Industry leaders will discuss the ACA, health care technology; legal updates and issues; rural hospital tax credits; the latest from FASB; clinical documentation; IRS audits of 501(r); private equity investment; and telemedicine billing.


Who Should Attend: Administrators of hospitals, physician groups, managed care organizations, CPAs with health care clients, as well as CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, compliance officers, internal auditors, and financial managers.

NEW for 2017 - three tracks of study for optimal customization of your learning experience: A&A, Tax, Physician Interest

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Accommodations
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
770-953-4500   
2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Ga. 30339
*GSCPA does not have a room block established at any hotel.

Friday, February 17, 2017

7:15 am-8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-8:05 am
Welcome and Announcements

8:05 am-9:20 am
A -Preparing for Future Relevance in Healthcare Credits: 1.5 GN

Christopher Cornue
Navicent Health Physician Group , Macon, GA

Hear from Navicent Health’s Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Christopher Cornue, on the importance of understanding disruption & innovation, while keeping an eye on possible future states of healthcare.

9:20 am-9:30 am
Break

9:30 am-10:45am
B -Legal Trends Affecting the Health Care Industry Credits: 1.5 GN

Glen A. Reed
King & Spalding , Atlanta, GA

Thomas H. Hawk
King & Spalding , Atlanta, GA

Kathy Poppitt
King & Spalding , Atlanta, GA

Discuss the most important legal trends affecting health care and patients over the past year, as well as a preview of future trends. Included will be discussion of the 2016 Election; repeal of the Affordable Care Act and elements of a replacement program; proposals for Medicaid restructuring and reform; Medicare payment developments and proposals for Medicare restructuring and reform; developments in the managed care marketplace, including insurer merger challenges and provider/payor consolidation; False Claims Act developments relating to implied certifications of compliance; telemedicine developments; HIPAA developments; required medical device incident reporting; proposals relating to drug costs and FDA reform; and other key issues.

 

10:45am-11:00am
Networking Break

11:00am-12:15pm
C -HIPAA Audits: What’s going on now, what is coming and what you should be doing to prepare Credits: 1.5 GN

Barry Mathis
Pershing Yoakley & Associates , Knoxville, TN

HIPAA is certainly nothing new.  However, the amount of attention and money being spent to manage HIPAA compliance risks is at an all-time high.   Question is, are you getting the full value of the dollars spent?  Will you come up short in an audit?   Or worse, are there gaps that could lead to breaches.  This session will cover more than the HIPAA basics.  We will review actual cases where HIPAA audits failed and why.  You will learn what auditors are focusing on and what should be done to prepare.  Barry will also provide tips, techniques and templates that can help take some of the stress out of HIPAA compliance.

12:15pm-1:10 pm
Lunch

1:10 pm-2:25 pm
D1- FASB Update Credits: 1.5 AA

Keith H. Shurbutt, CPA
KPMG LLP , Atlanta, GA

Suraj V. Amarnani, CPA
KPMG LLP , Atlanta, GA

Receive updates on standards that impact health care organizations that includes discussion of recent accounting and reporting developments impacting health care organizations including, but not limited to, financial statements, Not for Profit Accounting Standards, and lease accounting. 

1:10 pm-2:25 pm
D2 - Telemedicine Legal and Payment Issues Credits: 1.5 GN

Nathaniel Lacktman
Foley & Lardner LLP , Tampa, FL

Learn what is and what is not reimbursed in the market, as well as understand barriers to reimbursement for telehealth services. Examine various reimbursement and funding models that have proven most successful for maximizing ROI and the patient experience and discuss Medicare and commercial health insurance coverage of telehealth services.

1:10 pm-2:25 pm
D3- Hot Issues in Healthcare Fraud Investigations Credits: 1.5 GN

Aaron Danzig
Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Sara Lord
Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Former federal prosecutors will discuss new cases/law affecting healthcare fraud investigations, including the Supreme Court Escobar case and statistical sampling case law.  Recent trends in healthcare fraud enforcement and the role of forensic accountants in defending healthcare fraud investigations will also be discussed.

2:35 pm-3:25pm
E1 - Disappearing Fee For Service: Clinical Documentation is Critical to Success Credits: 1.0 AA

D W. Little, CPA
Senior manager / Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP , Atlanta, GA

The move from volume to value has changed the necessary focus for Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) activities. Appropriate Case Mix Index (CMI) does not ensure accurate/appropriate patient acuity. Appropriate reimbursement under Value Based Purchasing and Alternate Payment Models requires different focus than improving CMI, while Expansion of Episodic payments continues to create urgency for health systems. 

 

2:35 pm-3:25 pm
E2 - Georgia Senate Bill 258- Relief for Georgia Rural Hospitals Credits: 1.0 GN

Jim L. Creamer, CPA, CFE
Draffin & Tucker, LLP , Albany, GA

The passing of Senate Bill 258 provides an opportunity for qualified Georgia rural hospitals to receive much needed financial support. This opportunity is made possible by allowing Georgia tax payers to receive “credit” against their Georgia taxable income. Focus on the status of the program to date, the requirements of participating hospitals as defined by the Department of Community Health, and the various tax considerations for individuals in C corporations contemplating a donation to a qualified hospital.

2:35 pm-3:25 pm
E3 - Physician Compensation Credits: 1.0 GN

Michael Barry
Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP , Atlanta, GA

The passing of Senate Bill 258 provides an opportunity for qualified Georgia rural hospitals to receive much needed financial support. This opportunity is made possible by allowing Georgia tax payers to receive “credit” against their Georgia taxable income. Focus on the status of the program to date, the requirements of participating hospitals as defined by the Department of Community Health, and the various tax considerations for individuals in C corporations contemplating a donation to a qualified hospital.

3:35 pm-4:25 pm
F1- Consolidations and Reporting (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Kennedy Conner
Elliott Davis Decosimo , Chattanooga, TN

Financial reporting is constantly changing. Learn the latest development in consolidations and reporting and how it affects your clients. 

 

3:35 pm-4:25 pm
F2 - An IRS Update on Hospital Audits and Other Current Developments Credits: 1.0 GN

William E. Phillips Jr, CPA
Draffin & Tucker, LLP , Albany, GA

We will review the Section 501(r) standards that tax-exempt hospitals must satisfy in order to retain their tax-exempt status, which includes having a written Financial Assistance Policy and Emergency Care Policy, conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment, limiting the amount charged to patients eligible for financial assistance and restricting certain collection efforts on outstanding patient accounts. In addition, we will cover recently proposed regulations impacting executive deferred compensation arrangements, also known as supplemental executive retirement programs.

 

3:35 pm-4:25 pm
F3 - Identification of Possible Government Claims in Due Diligence For Buyers Credits: 1.0 GN

Victor Moldovan
McGuireWoods, LLP , Atlanta, GA

  Discussion of identification of possible claims against health care providers and how to address them in due diligence.

 

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EMaterials

After 2/14/2017 only eMaterials will be available

Conference Site

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

770-955-8000

 

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Late Registration

$355 GSCPA Members, $455 Non-Members (after 2/14/2017)