CHA News Article

Hospital Reimbursement Seminar Will Explain Changes to Medicare, Medi-Cal and Hospital Fee Program
Sacramento, Glendale and Newport Beach seminars to be held in June

CHA’s annual Hospital Reimbursement Seminar will examine health care reform’s impact on provider reimbursement and continued cuts to Medicare and Medi-Cal payments.

State issues will include the budget crisis, hospital fee program, Medi-Cal waiver and a new payment system for Medi-Cal. At the federal level, topics will include the alignment of payment and quality, proposed regulations for Accountable Care Organizations and future cuts to the Medicare program.

A session on the new Medicare S-10 cost report will outline charity care reporting requirements, including preparing for audits and maintaining appropriate documentation. Additional topics will include integrity program updates on fraud and abuse, and recent audit contractor activity.

Expert faculty led by Lloyd Bookman of Hooper, Lundy and Bookman (HLB), PC, will include Patric Hooper, John Hellow, Laurence Getzoff, Charles Oppenheim and Mark Hardiman of HLB; Bob Sands and Mark Sanui of the Safety Net Financing Division of the Department of Health Care Services; Kevin Quinn of ACS; Timothy Loechl of Clark, Koortbojian and Associates; and Anne McLeod and Matt Absher of CHA.

The seminar will be held June 21 in Sacramento, June 28 in Glendale and June 29 in Newport Beach. Tuition is $325 for members and $450 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.calhospital.org/hospital-reimbursement-2011.

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