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Katie Jo Raebel Spokane

201 W. North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201



Email: kraebel@wipfli.com

Katie Jo Raebel, CPA


Katie Jo Raebel has more than 19 years of experience in audit and accounting services, focused exclusively on health care industry clients. She specializes in assisting freestanding and provider-based clinics to navigate through the rural health clinic (RHC) certification process and is a proven thought leader with vast experience in the RHC arena. Katie Jo helps to calculate RHCs’ Medicare and Medicaid rates, provides education regarding changes in billing because of certification, and consults on all areas specific to RHCs. In addition, she helps organizations determine the best certification options to experience the most beneficial gain from Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

Katie Jo is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences including the Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington, the Oregon Rural Health Conference, the National Association of Rural Health Clinics Conference, and most recently the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care annual conference. She also is a featured speaker at the annual Spokane office-sponsored cost report and reimbursement seminar.

  • Certified Public Accountant
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) - Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) - Member

Areas of Focus

  • Medicare- and Medicaid-certified RHC development
  • Medicare and Medicaid cost reporting
  • Medicare and Medicaid cost report estimates
  • Medicare and Medicaid cost report adjustment reviews
  • Provider-based clinic vs. provider-based RHC analyses
  • Reimbursement appeals
  • Operational reviews
  • CMS Form 855A/B applications relating to revalidation, changes of information, and changes in ownership




Whitworth University
  • Bachelor of arts degree with a double major in accounting and business management and a minor in Spanish