CAH Financial Leadership Webinar Series

Author: National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

This four-part series of critical access hospital (CAH) financial webinars is designed to assist CAH leadership understanding of CAH finances as they guide their organization through the transition to value-based health care. The CAH Financial Leadership Series is designed for those who are not necessarily financial experts but are part of a hospital's strategic leadership, including administration, boards and physician leaders.

CAH Basics of Cost-Based Reimbursement

Jeff Johnson, Wipfli LLP

Webinar playback [Adobe Connect - 19 minutes]

Discussion agenda:

  • Provide understanding of differences in Medicare hospital reimbursement methods
  • Understand how CAHs get paid (interim rates versus final settlement)
  • Understand the impact of cost-based reimbursement on financial statement reporting

CAH Top 10 Key Financial Indicators

Jeff Johnson, Wipfli LLP

Webinar playback [Adobe Connect - 15 minutes]

Discussion agenda:

  • Provide definition of key financial indicators important to CAHs
  • Understand how to use and interpret the key financial indicators
  • Learn how to utilize external data to understand your financial position
  • Provide resources for industry key financial indicator benchmarks 

Service Line Planning Concepts for CAHs

Jane Jerzak, Wipfli LLP

Webinar playback [Adobe Connect - 22 minutes]

Discussion agenda:

  • Define “service line planning”
  • Learn the objectives and benefits of service line planning in CAHs
  • Explore using internal and external data to understand your financial and market position
  • View a sample of CAH service line modeling

Value-Based Purchasing for CAHs

Jane Jerzak, Wipfli LLP

Webinar playback [Adobe Connect - 13 minutes]

Discussion agenda:

  • Define “value-based purchasing” in health care
  • Understand market trends in value-based purchasing
  • Discuss how might value-based purchasing concepts be implemented in CAHs
  • Learn how should CAHs prepare for this new reimbursement methodology