2022 Health Care Conference (13010)

Thursday, February 24, 2022 / Atlanta, GA

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. Industry leaders will discuss a wide range of issues in financial health care's legal, regulatory, audit, and operational realms. 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.

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Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #13010

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $280.00

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Next: Industry Trends, the Fight Against Burnout and Your First Step
> Provider Relief Fund Update (A&A)
> Accounting and Auditing Update (A&A)
> 2022 and Beyond: Legal Trends Affecting the Health Care Industry
> 340B Program Update (A&A)
> Exempt Organizations Tax Update
> Physician Compensation: Now and Now What?
> M&A Trends in Health Care
> An A to Z Walkthrough of Internal Controls for Health Care Entities (A&A)

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 ematerials.gscpa.org.

Thursday, February 24, 2022


Welcome & Announcements

A - What Next: Industry Trends, the Fight Against Burnout and Your First Step Credits: 1.0 GN

William S. Spohn, CPA
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP , Atlanta, GA

As the health care industry emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders wonder what’s next? Our session will highlight the four trends shaping health care leadership thinking and dive deeply into one of those themes, the challenge of burnout to overall organizational health. While burnout is a complex topic, its dimensions were recently redefined by the World Health Organization. With this broader definition, healthcare leaders and their organizations can take a meaningful step forward in fighting back burnout’s strategic, cultural and financial costs - with the correct data and focus.


B - Provider Relief Fund Update (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Ross W. Cannon, CPA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Atlanta, GA

Jonathan B. Schultz, CPA
Senior Accountant / Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Atlanta, GA

Look at lessons learned during the first round of reporting for Provider Relief Funds in the reporting portal, tips for reporting in future reporting periods, and an update on the current status of Provider Relief Funds from a past and future funding standpoint.


C - Accounting and Auditing Update (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Kathryn M. Fletcher, CPA, MBA, CGMA
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 newly effective accounting and auditing pronouncements, lease accounting and single audits for COVID-19 relief funds.


D - 2022 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

Review important legal and business trends affecting the health care industry during this past year and preview future trends. The discussion will include topics related to Biden Administration health care initiatives, anticipated state and federal policy issues (including those arising from the COVID-19 pandemic), transactional trends including increasing private equity investment in health care, commercial health insurance trends, health care innovations and other hot topics.


E1 - 340B Program Update (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Matthew D. Atkins, CPA
Draffin & Tucker, LLP , Albany, GA

The 340B Program is a complex program safety-net providers utilize to provide and expand vital services to their vulnerable patient populations. The last two years have seen extraordinary disruption to rural health care providers, and the 340B Program has been no exception. Discuss recent changes to the 340B Program and methods to enhance compliance without sacrificing savings.

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

Explore tax updates and address the impact of recent tax legislation affecting health care and other tax-exempt organizations and their affiliated entities. 


F1 - Physician Compensation: Now and Now What? Credits: 1.0 GN

Tynan Kugler

Review the multiple contributing forces affecting physician and other provider compensation, including the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the 2022 Medicare Physician Schedule. Gain insights into the challenges organizations face in navigating physician contract and compensation considerations in an everchanging environment and present various contemporary strategies for mitigation.

F2 - M&A Trends in Health Care Credits: 1.0 GN

Evan Ottaviano
Senior Manager Transaction Advisory / Bennett Thrasher LLP , Atlanta, GA

Learn the latest M&A trends in the health care industry, including industry drivers, quality of revenue and hot topics in diligence.


G - An A to Z Walkthrough of Internal Controls for Health Care Entities (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Joshua Bowen, CPA, CGMA, CAMS
Warren Averett, LLC , Montgomery, AL

Dive into the “nuts and bolts” of internal controls for health care entities, from a historical walkthrough of internal control beginnings to a discussion of current trends. Also, discuss potential future implications that may affect the internal control environment such as environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) implications.


Conference Site

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



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Free Parking There is no charge for parking when visiting the GSCPA Learning Center and offices. Please do not park in the reserved spaces or those areas designated “Short-term Visitor Parking.” Cars are subject to towing if left in these areas. Parking is also free at most off-site course locations. NEW PARKING POLICY: GSCPA would like to thank you for your continued patience while we transition to a new parking procedure implemented by building administration. We have listed helpful information below for your convenience. Concourse Parking Garage Directions GSCPA has designated parking on the top floor (the 9th and 10th level) of the parking deck for all seminar and conference guests attending a course at the GSCPA Learning Center. Directions to elevator and staircase access points are listed as follows: Elevator Access - Follow signs up to level 9 and make an immediate right at the uncovered floor opening to find parking by the elevators labeled 9 East Elevators (the station is marked in blue). Take the elevator down to the main level (Level 3). Make a left from the elevators and follow covered walkway signs to the Concourse 6 building. Stairway Access - Follow signs up to level 10 and look for stairway entrance marked in blue and labeled 10. You can reach the elevators from this floor by taking the stairs down one flight and entering the elevators from level 9. Take the stairs/elevators down to the main level (level 3) and follow signs to Concourse 6 building. The parking deck is located directly across from the GSCPA Learning Center in the Concourse 6/King Building, Suite 800. Parking in undesignated areas, reserved spots or 2-hour visitor parking will result in your vehicle being booted. *GSCPA is not liable for booting fees due to failure to follow instructions or breaking parking policies*
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Early Bird Registration

$280 GSCPA Members, $380 Non-Members (by 2/3/2022)


Standard Registration

$340 GSCPA Members, $440 Non-Members


Late Registration

$380 GSCPA Members, $480 Non-Members (after 2/21/2022)