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Rural Health Clinic Conference

4/9/2019 12:00 PM - 4/10/2019 3:00 PM (CT)

Type: In Person Event

Industry: Health Care

Service: Consulting

Cost: $300

Event Contact:

Phone: 888.876.4992

Email: gfponline@wipfli.com

Event Location:

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

1305 Kalahari Drive

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin

53965


Register for this training

(If you don't already have an account, please create a new one on the registration page. If you have questions regarding registration or need assistance, please contact us at 888.876.4992 or gfponline@wipfli.com)

Why Attend

You are invited to this annual event to receive quality education, have the opportunity to communicate directly with industry experts and to network with colleagues at other rural health clinics. Our sessions are intended for all levels of rural health clinic professionals including administrators, CFOs, CEOs, CIOs, directors of finance, finance professionals, reimbursement analysts and office managers.


Trainer(s)

Jeff Bramschreiber, CPA, Partner, Health Care Practice
Vicki LaHue, CPA, Director, Health Care Practice
Rick Ensenbach, CISSP-ISSMP, CISA, CISM, CCSFP, Director, Health Care Practice
Joseph Kojis, Marketing Manager, Health Care Practice
Nathan Baugh, Director of Government Relations, NARHC


Registration Fee

  • Regular rate: $300 per person

Registration fees include:

  • Up to 8.5 CPE credits in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour.
  • Reference materials (any PowerPoint presentations and/or additional references) available for download.
  • Heavy hors d oeuvres at networking social.
  • Breakfast and lunch on day two.
  • Refreshment breaks. 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made after March 22, 2019 will be charged the full registration fee. If you cancel, you may send a substitute from your organization. Participants who register but neither attend nor cancel are charged for their full registration fee. Call 888.876.4992 or email gfponline@wipfli.com for questions about this policy.


Hotel Information

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Booking Website: https://book.passkey.com/e/49844356
Phone Reservations: 608.254.5466

Special group rate: $112/night plus local tax ($30 resort fee has been waived)
Wipfli room block available until March 10, 2019. Don't delay. Rooms are filling fast. Book your room today.
Room block code: Wipfli


Daily Schedule

Tuesday, April 9, 2019               

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.                      Registration
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.                        RHC 101: RHC Program Overview
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.                        Break
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.                        Billing, Billing and More Billing
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.                        Networking Social 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019        

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.                        Breakfast (provided)
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.                      Legislative Changes that can Impact Your RHCs
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.                    Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.             Uncovering Opportunities for Improvement
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.                      Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                        Marketing Your RHC Effectively and Safely
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.                        Key Strategies for Growing Your RHC


Training Workshop Outline

Day 1: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

RHC 101: RHC Program Overview
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

This session will provide a synopsis of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program, including information on qualifying a facility for RHC status, an overview of the initial survey and certification process and requirements for maintaining your standing as an RHC. We will also dive into Medicare billing and reimbursement submissions for provider-based and independent RHC facilities.

Advanced Preparation: None
Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
CPE*: 2 credits

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding program requirements
  2. Evaluating regulatory compliance
  3. Medicare billing and reimbursement submissions

Presenters: Jeff Bramschreiber, CPA, Partner, and Vicki LaHue, CPA, Director - Wipfli LLP

Billing, Billing and More Billing
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Advanced Preparation: None
Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Field of Study: Finance
CPE*: 1.5 credits

This session is designed for clinic staff involved in charging, billing and/or coding for services provided by RHCs. This session will include an overview of Medicare billing rules and regulations, issues unique to RHCs and common billing issues for RHC providers. Information pertinent to both independent and provider-based RHCs will be presented. Substantial time will be allotted for audience questions and answers.

Learning Objectives

  1. Health clinic (RHC) services
  2. Preventive services in the RHC
  3. Non-RHC services/noncovered services
  4. Payment for services
  5. Filing an RHC claim
  6. Review of billing policies

Presenter: Vicki LaHue, CPA, Director - Wipfli LLP

Networking Social
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Join your peers for a fun networking event with heavy hors d oeuvres, refreshments in the ‘Lava Lounge’ and fun activities at ‘Tom Foolerys Adventure Park’. 100,000 square feet of fun and excitement with an unprecedented array of indoor attractions and activities!

Day 2: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Breakfast & Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. ‘Aloeswood’ Room

Legislative Changes that can Impact Your RHCs
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Advanced Preparation: None
Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
CPE*: 1.5 credits

Do you want your RHC to operate better tomorrow than today? Understanding how the market is changing and where new opportunities exist will help you build strategies that are proactive rather than reactive. This session will focus on national rural policy matters impacting RHCs, as well as current industry trends.

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply your understanding of market trends to the strategic growth of your RHC.
  2. Understand how legislative changes impact your facility.

Presenter: Nathan Baugh, Director - National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC)

Uncovering Opportunities for Improvement
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Advanced Preparation: None
Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
CPE*: 1.5 credits

Management of RHC operations has become increasingly complex and challenging. This session will provide you with a structured approach to assessing the effectiveness of RHC operations using key industry metrics, including the RHC Benchmark Report, and data commonly found within its current systems. You will also gain an understanding how an assessment can lead to improved financial and operational effectiveness. We will review a practice assessment framework – identifying key areas for measuring financial and operational effectiveness.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify sources of data used in assessing RHC financial and operational effectiveness.
  2. Explain how RHC cost report data is used in constructing the NARHC RHC Benchmark Report.
  3. Illustrate how benchmark data can be used to identify opportunities for improvement.
  4. Demonstrate strategies for improving performance in key financial and operational areas.

Presenter: Jeff Bramschreiber, CPA, Partner - Wipfli LLP

Lunch
12:00 – 1:00pm in ‘Tamarind’ Room

Marketing Your RHC Effectively and Safely
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Advanced Preparation: None
Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
CPE*: 1 credit

It’s so easy to share information on social media…maybe too easy. But what are you sharing? What should you be sharing? During this session, we’ll discuss how to effectively share information on social media, and most importantly, how to share information in a manner that is safe and HIPAA compliant. You’ll leave this session equipped with sample policies and resources that you can implement within your RHC immediately.

Learning Objectives

  1. Sharing information safely on social media
  2. HIPAA regulations to follow
  3. Primary causes of breaches to PHI

Presenters: Rick Ensenbach, CISSP, CISA, CISM, ISSMP, CCSFP, Director and Joseph Kojis, Manager, Health Care Practice Marketing - Wipfli

Key Strategies for Growing Your RHC
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Advanced Preparation: None
Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
CPE*: 1 credit 

Many RHCs are looking for ways to expand the breadth and depth of services provided to the community it serves. Identifying new services, evaluating options and integrating selected services into the RHC can be daunting task. In this session, we will share strategies to identify services that may be needed in the community, as well as how to evaluate, introduce and/or expand new services that meet these needs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify sources of data used in evaluating the need for services in the community.
  2. Evaluate the benefits of potential new services that can be offered in the RHC setting.
  3. Consider the financial and operational challenges of introducing new services or care delivery.

Presenters: Jeff Bramschreiber, CPA, Partner, and Vicki LaHue, CPA, Director - Wipfli LLP


Be Prepared: Download your materials one week prior to training

All reference materials (any PowerPoint presentations and/or additional references) for this conference will be available online one week prior to the start.

Please download the materials before the training workshop to your computer/device and bring your computer/device with you to the training workshop. If you prefer to print the materials, please bring them with you. Paper copies will not be available on site.

Internet access and power outlets will be available. Please limit Internet access to checking email and accessing training workshop materials.


Casual for a Cause

All attendees are invited to wear jeans for a $1 donation per day. All proceeds will be matched by Wipfli and donated to a nonprofit organization. For this conference, we are thrilled to be supporting Occupaws Guide Dog Association, based in Madison, WI.


*CPE

National Registry of CPE Sponsors: Wipfli LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the national Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

Instructional Delivery: Group-Live. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint, cancellation, and refund policies, please contact our offices at 888.876.4992.

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Speakers

Jeff Bramschreiber
Jeff Bramschreiber, CPA
Partner
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Vicki Mueller
Vicki LaHue, CPA
Director
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Rick Ensenbach
Rick Ensenbach, CISSP, CISA, CISM, ISSMP, CCSFP
Director, Risk Advisory Services
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Event Location:

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

1305 Kalahari Drive

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin

53965