Livestream 2021 Healthcare Conference (LS13010)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Atlanta, GA

The 2021 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. Examine the current state of the health care sector and trends and issues impacting health care providers, governments, payers, patients and other stakeholders.

The conference will include the latest information on preventative health, the financial impact of COVID-19, legal trends affecting the health care industry, enterprise risk management and single audits.


Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #LS13010

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $280.00

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The health care industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Developing legislation, emerging technology, and a competitive marketplace are just some of the challenges facing CPAs in small- to medium-sized health care organizations.

This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available for download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information about eMaterials, visit

Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Welcome & Announcements

A - Food as Medicine: How an Innovative Partnership is Addressing Chronic Disease and Food Insecurity at Grady Hospital Credits: 1.0 GN

Joy Goetz
Atlanta Community Food Bank , Atlanta, GA

Discuss the innovative work of the Food as Medicine Partnership between Grady Hospital and Open Hand Atlanta. These institutions make up critical parts of the Atlanta region safety-net, and together they are transforming services to maximize their impact on community health and patient wellbeing. Learn about Grady's food prescription program and hear how this work is part of an essential health care movement to understand and address the social determinants of health.

B - Financial Implications of COVID-19 on Health Care Providers (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Julian L. Mooney, CPA, PhD, CGMA, CMA
Director of Graduate Studies & MBA Di / Georgia Southern University School of Accountancy , Statesboro, GA

Andy Page
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP , Raleigh, NC

The impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of patient care is well documented. However, COVID-19 has also caused significant disruption to the finance function of healthcare providers. CARES Act Funding, SBA/PPP Loans, state relief funds and other short-term liquidity options have created significant complexities related to the tracking and using of these funds. Operational changes have made additional anxieties for budgeting and financial planning. Address the financial implications of COVID-19 on health care entities - both short-term and long-term, and discuss strategies for continued financial health.

C - The Three Rs of Provider Relief Funds: Review, Revise and Report (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Sarah M. Dekutowski, CPA
Draffin & Tucker, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Stephen D. Harrell, CPA
Draffin & Tucker, LLP , Albany, GA

Receive an overview of Provider Relief Funds and other funding programs under the CARES Act, including the current guidance on the use of funds and reporting requirements. Discuss trackable items, approaches to data gathering and supporting documentation along with single audit considerations. 

D - 2021 and Beyond: Legal Trends Affecting the Health Care Industry Credits: 1.5 GN

Thomas H. Hawk
King & Spalding , Atlanta, GA

Kate Stern
King & Spalding , Atlanta, GA

Jennifer Lewin
King & Spalding , Atlanta, GA

Explore important legal and business trends affecting the health care industry and patients during this unusual year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and a preview of future trends. The discussion will include topics related to federal policy changes, anticipated health policy issues following the election, the status of ACA health insurance exchanges, Medicare and Medicaid developments, commercial health insurance, provider consolidation, innovations and other vital issues.


E1 - Risky Business: The Importance of Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Joshua Bowen
Warren Averett, LLC , Montgomery, AL

Dive into maintaining strong and effective enterprise risk management (ERM) and internal audit (IA) programs for your organization. Explore the possible impacts of economic uncertainty and the importance of maintaining monitoring and auditing tools to assist in navigating during tumultuous times. Identify how IA can support and monitor the organization's risk management program, assist governance and management in a practical risk management function and the importance of IA in the ERM program.

E2 - Exempt Organizations Tax Update Credits: 1.0 GN

Travis L. Patton, CPA
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP , Washington Dc, DC

Michael Hoffman, CPA
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP , Washington Dc, DC

Designed specifically for health care and other tax-exempt organizations and their affiliated entities, receive a tax update and address the impact of recent tax legislation. 

F1 - Accounting & Auditing Update (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Kathryn M. Fletcher, CPA
Quality Control Partner / Draffin & Tucker, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Keara M. Dowling, CPA
Draffin & Tucker, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Join us for an update on A&A issues affecting health care organizations. Topics will include current standards and the accounting and auditing impacts of COVID-19.

F2 - Physician Compensation Models Credits: 1.0 GN

Sean Sullivan
Alston & Bird, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Discuss the limitations of physician compensation and various rules related to physicians' employment, specifically the recent changes in the Stark Law and multiple states' corporate practice of medicine restrictions, and the best approaches for structuring a physician employment arrangement to comply with those state restrictions.

G - Federal Regulatory Update Credits: 1.5 GN

Martie Ross
PYA, P.C. , Overland Park, KS

Explore key federal regulatory developments in the last year, including telehealth, rural health care and provider reimbursement. Also, consider the future direction of health care regulation under the Biden Administration.


Conference Site

GSCPA Learning Center
6 Concourse Pkwy Ste 800
Atlanta, GA 30328



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Early Bird Registration

$280 GSCPA Members, $380 Non-Members (by 2/4/2021)


Standard Registration

$340 GSCPA Members, $440 Non-Members


Late Registration

$380 GSCPA Members, $480 Non-Members (after 2/22/2021)