Education event

Hospital Finance and Reimbursement Seminar
Medi-Cal and Medicare updates, tax reform, S-10 vs. Form 990 reporting, 340B drug discount program

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June 20, Costa Mesa
June 21, Glendale


Trying to gain a clear understanding of state and federal legislative and regulatory changes impacting your hospital’s financial future, is like trying to hit a moving target. Right when you think you understand, it changes.

We can help with that. Join us for this year’s seminar and get a clearer picture about the changes coming and the effect they may have on your organization. 

Attendees will obtain information about:

  • Important cases with implications for Medi-Cal reimbursement
  • What lies ahead with MedPAC recommendations
  • New tax reform’s impact on bonds, corporate debt and more
  • Navigating reporting for the 990 Schedule H and S-10
  • State budget proposal for 340B drug discount  program

 Make plans now to attend. First program is June 13.

Recommended for:

Chief financial officers, chief operating officers, reimbursement directors, patient financial services directors, revenue cycle directors, controllers, managed care directors, compliance officers, in-house legal counsel and financial consultants.

Program co-sponsored by:

Healthcare Financial Management Association Northern California Chapter
Healthcare Financial Management Association Southern California Chapter
(Members of the co-sponsoring organizations may register at the CHA member rate.)


9:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

Medi-Cal and Health Care Litigation Updates​

  • DRG updates — outlier reconciliation
  • Important cases impacting hospitals
  • Electronic health record meaningful use, audits and appeals
  • Managed care payment issues

Medicare Updates​

  • Legislation affecting hospitals, post-acute care providers, Medicare Advantage
  • Bundled payment program updates for MSSP and BPCI
  • President’s budget proposal and MedPAC recommendations — what lies ahead
  • Site-neutral payment — recent developments

Tax Reform’s Effect on Hospitals​

  • Hospital tax exempt bonds — advance refunding
  • Medical expense deduction
  • Interest deduction for corporate debt
  • Executive compensation tax and other employee benefit issues
  • Unrelated business income tax
  • Repeal of individual mandate

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Hosted Luncheon

12:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

Mastering Uncompensated Care Reporting​ | Panel Discussion

  • Uncompensated care reporting on Worksheet S-10 vs. Form 990 Schedule H — navigating complexities and potential changes under new FASB accounting standards
  • Key findings of HCRIS analysis and recent Worksheet S-10 updates
  • 501(r) and state law FAP policy considerations
  • Case examples and provider perspective

FFY 2019 IPPS Proposed Rule

  • Changes to operating and capital rates, ACA adjustments
  • Status of hospital-specific adjustments — low volume and Medicare-dependent hospitals
  • What’s next for Medicare DSH policy
  • Changes in performance-based programs, EHR incentive programs

Updates to Quality Assurance Fee and 340B Drug Discount Pricing Program

  • New method for managed care payments through QAF program
  • 340B program federal updates
  • State Budget proposal for 340B and implications for hospitals


From the law offices of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC:

Lloyd A. Bookman is a founding partner in the Los Angeles law office of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC (HLB). He has specialized in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and compliance since 1979. Mr. Bookman also represents health care providers in fraud and abuse matters involving false claims and anti-kickback issues, in self-referral matters — serving as counsel in civil and administrative litigation and investigations — and as special counsel in criminal matters.

Terri W. Cammarano is a business partner at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman’s Los Angeles Office. Ms. Cammarano’s practice focuses on representing health systems, hospitals, and other health care providers in all types of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, joint operating agreements, affiliations, financings, and advising and representing providers on tax matters. Ms. Cammarano also handles Attorney General proceedings, approvals, reports and investigations, and provides counsel on governance and executive compensation issues, and strategic planning.

Tracy Jessner Hale is a senior associate in the Regulatory Department of Hooper, Lundy and Bookman.  Her primary focus is on assisting health care providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, provider groups and laboratories, with Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement, provider enrollment, licensure, regulatory compliance, operations and HIPAA and privacy issues.  

Katrina Pagonis is co-chair of the Hooper, Lundy, and Bookman’s regulatory department and a nationally recognized expert on implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s market reforms, including the federal regulation of government-sponsored and private managed care plans and the establishment and operation of Health Insurance Exchanges (“Marketplaces”) like Covered California.

From Toyon Associates:

Fred Fisher is a director at Toyon Associates with 15 years of healthcare finance, reimbursement and advocacy experience. He is responsible for identification and delivery of millions of dollars to health care providers across the United States. Mr. Fisher assists providers in adapting to the imminent changes in the health care industry. Mr. Fisher specializes in regulatory compliance and analysis, developing client relationships and exceeding expectations, provider advocacy, costs reporting and presenting meaningful information from large data sets.

Ron Knapp, executive vice president, joined Toyon Associates in 1986. Mr. Knapp brings 28 years of experience to Toyon Associates Inc. in the field of health care finance and reimbursement. Mr. Knapp oversees a wide range of reimbursement issues, from financial feasibility studies, to Medicaid eligible days, to cost report preparation.

From the California Hospital Association:

Alyssa Keefe is the California Hospital Association’s (CHA) vice president of federal regulatory affairs and is responsible for policy development and analysis of federal regulation impacting California hospitals and health systems. Ms. Keefe serves as a liaison between CHA and federal agencies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Amber Ott is CHA’s vice president of strategic financing initiatives. Ms. Ott represents members’ financial interests related to Medicare, Medi-Cal, commercial payers and other government entities. She is responsible for providing advocacy and support on financial and reimbursement issues affecting California hospitals and health systems, and represents CHA with state agencies and other stakeholders.

Additional Faculty:

Paul Bouganim, Executive Director, Reimbursement, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Richard MacIntosh, Executive Director, Government Reimbursement, MemorialCare Health System

Susan McCabe, Director of Reimbursement, Sutter Health


June 13
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 922-4700

June 20
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 540-7000

June 21
Hilton Los Angeles North Glendale

100 West Glenoaks Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 956-5466


Presentations will be available online only. You will receive an email before the event with instructions on how to download the presentations to your laptop/tablet for viewing on-site or to print and bring with you. Be sure to download the materials in advance; WiFi access on-site may be limited.

*Members $345
**Nonmembers $545

Members of the co-sponsoring organizations (with the exception of nonmember California hospitals) may register at the CHA member rate.

* Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies. ** Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember hospitals.

Tuition includes CEs and lunch.

Cancellation Policy/Late Payment: A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more business days prior to the scheduled session and emailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. Please note: payment is due on or before program. Payments not received by the seminar date may be subject to a 10% late fee. In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call
(916) 552-7637.

Continuing Education

Full attendance at the educational session is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education. Attendees must sign in at the seminar and, when required, include their professional license number. CE certificates will be emailed.

Compliance — The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 6.6 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 5.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Legal — CHA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This participatory activity has been approved for 5.5 hours of MCLE credit. Provider #1980.


The California Hospital Compliance Manual is the only publication written for hospital compliance officers that integrates California law and federal law on high-risk compliance areas. Written by Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, and CHA, the 2018 edition has been updated to reflect changes through Jan. 1, 2018.

The manual focuses on the key topics and laws that must be addressed in an effective compliance program. To learn more or to order, click here.