2018 Healthcare Conference (13010)

Friday, February 23, 2018 / Atlanta, GA

With ongoing developments in health care, your organization and clients are continually affected. Stay on top of the trends and changes to give your company and clients the most up-to-date information and assistance.

Live Stream Attendance Option - Event Code: LS13010
The Health Care Conference also offers attendance through Live Stream. You can attend remotely, in real time, while saving on travel expenses. Click here to register for the Live Stream option.


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: $330.00

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The 2018 Health Care Conference presents industry leaders discussing a wide range of issues in the legal, regulatory, audit, and operational realms of financial health care. Enhance best practices and change your business approach.

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.

Live Stream Attendance
Event Code:  LS13010  |  CPE Credit:  5.5 hours General; 2.5 hours of A&A

Live stream allows you to attend the conference from your home, office or anywhere you can access the internet. You view the sessions in real time as part of the audience and have interaction with other attendees via chat areas. General sessions and the A&A track will be available to attend via live stream.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

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 - Current Issues and Future of Health Care: Washington Update Credits: 1.5 GN

Richard Cameron

 Cover the major developments (or lack thereof) under the umbrella of “Health Reform,”
with comments on how the major constituencies – payors, providers, physicians,
businesses, and individuals – could be impacted. Also highlighted are many activities
occurring outside the bright light of health reform. In addition, discuss how participants
and their organizations should be preparing for health care and tax reform, in terms of
strategies/responses, for consideration by society members.

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

Kate Stern
King & Spalding , Atlanta, GA

Review important legal and business trends affecting the healthcare industry and
patients over the past year, and preview future trends. Conversation will include topics
related to taxation, Medicare and Medicaid, health insurance mandates and exchanges,
commercial health insurance, provider consolidation, insurers as providers of care,
cybersecurity, shortages, innovations and other key issues.

C - The Fate of Hospitals in the New Era: Life or Death? Credits: 1.5 GN

Robert Guy

Hospitals have been at the center of healthcare delivery in the U.S. for decades, but
the market for health care services is rapidly changing. Hospital and health systems
are adapting – but are they adapting rapidly enough? Come hear about the challenges
faced by hospitals and health systems, what the bold are doing to respond, who are
likely to be winners and losers in the next decade, and what you can help do to help
guide your clients.

12:15pm-1:10 pm

Breakout Sessions

1:10 pm-2:25 pm
D1 - Impact of Lease Accounting Changes on Your Health Care (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Wes Sternenberg, CPA
Draffin & Tucker, LLP , Albany, GA

Have you begun planning for the upcoming changes to lease accounting? Discuss the
main provisions of the new standards and why they were issued. In addition, review
the timing of implementation, transition considerations and the impact on financial
reporting conceptually with examples. Learn how you should begin preparing for the
upcoming changes.

1:10 pm-2:25 pm
D2 - Types of Financing for Health Care Deals Credits: 1.5 GN

Terry Shirey

Learn the ins and outs of complex financing transactions for for-profit and not-for-profit
health care organizations.

1:10 pm-2:25 pm
D3 - MACRA: 2018 and Beyond Credits: 1.5 GN

David McMillan
Pershing Yoakley & Associates , Knoxville, TN

As we roll into the second year of CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP) under MACRA,
providers will be winding down 2017 reporting and gearing up for 2018. The work
doesn’t stop there, however; significant changes are on the horizon for 2019 as well.
Receive an overview of the Final 2018 QPP rules, identify key areas of immediate focus,
and provide insight into planning for 2019.

2:35 pm-3:25pm
E1 - Overview of Fraud Investigations (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Aaron Danzig
Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Sara Lord
Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP , Atlanta, GA

What does the industry look like on year into a new administration? How as the
Government’s investigative approach changed? Hear the results of past lessons learned
and what we can look for in the future if the government’s focus shifts.

2:35 pm-3:25 pm
E2 - Health Care Supply Chain: A $23 Billion Opportunity Credits: 1.0 GN

Paul Weintraub
Navigant , Suwanee, GA

Rob Austin
Navigant , Suwanee, GA

Learn how supply chain expenses could reduce annual spending for hospitals

2:35 pm-3:25 pm
E3 - What’s New in Physician Compensation and Contracting? Credits: 1.0 GN

Darcy Devine

Michael Barry
Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Focus on how value-based pay initiatives, physician-hospital integration, compliance
initiatives, and other key trends are shaping physician compensation and contracting.
Discuss how providers are staying competitive and compliant when it comes to
recruiting and retaining physicians in the ever-changing healthcare industry.

3:35 pm-4:25 pm
F1 - A&A Update (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Doug Arnold
Pershing Yoakley & Associates , Knoxville, TN

Receive updates on standards that impact health care organizations, as well as
a discussion of recent accounting and reporting developments impacting health
care organizations including, but not limited to, financial statements, and not-for-profit
accounting standards.

3:35 pm-4:25 pm
F2 - Telemedicine in Georgia: Practice and Payment Credits: 1.0 GN

Thomas Ferrante
Foley & Lardner LLP , Tampa, FL

With changing health care payment models and increasing consumer demand, it is
becoming imperative for both physicians and health care organizations to start offering
telemedicine services to stay competitive. Learn about: (a) payment and reimbursement
opportunities for telemedicine services, including opportunities under state, federal, and
commercial payers; (b) business models and compensation methodologies in telehealth
arrangements; and (c) what to expect in 2018.


3:35 pm-4:25 pm
F3 - Using and Misusing MGMA Data Credits: 1.0 GN

Timothy Smith

Discuss how data from the Medical Group Management Association should be used and
how data has been reportedly misused in the past.




After 2/14/2018 only eMaterials will be available

Printed Materials


Conference Site

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339



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Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 2/20/2018)