Wipfli's Critical Access Hospitals Conference Draws Attendees from 12 States


February 8, 2007
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MINNEAPOLIS — On February 8-9, 2007, over 100 people from 12 different states converged at the Holiday Inn Select Hotel & Suites (Three Appleton Square) in Bloomington, Minn. for the sixth annual Critical Access Hospital Knowledge Workshop. Hosted by Wipfli LLP (an accounting and business consulting firm with locations throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota), the workshop provided educational opportunities to health care industry professionals operating critical access hospitals (CAH).

At the workshop's many seminars, attendees enhanced their cost reimbursement knowledge and learned how to promote the long-term success of their CAH. Administrators/CEOs, CFOs/controllers, directors of finance, and reimbursement analysts enhanced their knowledge on topics such as:

  • emerging issues in federal provider reimbursement
  • decision making and strategy development (especially regarding reimbursement)
  • strategic financial planning
  • swing bed strategies
  • identifying problematic areas of the chargemaster
  • the Medicare cost report

"This seminar was excellent," says workshop attendee Scott Polenz, assistant administrator of Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, Wis. "I have been to many in my career but none as comprehensive as this one. My only difficulty was choosing which sessions to attend."

Next year's Critical Access Hospital Knowledge Workshop will be held in February 7-8, 2008 (again at the Holiday Inn Select Hotel & Suites in Bloomington, Minn.) For further details on the 2008 CAH Knowledge Workshop, call Sylvia Weise at (715) 858-6631.

About Wipfli
With more than 700 associates and 16 offices in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Wipfli ranks among the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Wipfli can advise in all areas of business, from finance and operations to human resources, information technology, and customer relationships. Wipfli's clients include manufacturers, health care organizations, financial institutions, nonprofit entities, dealerships, contractors and developers, small businesses, and individuals. Wipfli's 75-year legacy of helping its clients succeed is a point of pride for each of the firm's partners and associates.

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